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    I couldn't find a thread for this composer (perhaps there is one, I just didn't look hard enough), so I decided to start one. I was blown away when I heard this composer a couple days ago. His Violin Concerto, Echoes of Ossian, and Fourth, Seventh, and Eighth Symphonies were all amazing. What an underrated composer! Are there any other great Gade pieces I should listen to?

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    He did appeared once in this thread as far as I can recall.

    Best "G" Composer

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    Less votes than Glass and Gluck?

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    Niels Gade also composed for the organ:

    Two works for organ on IMSLP

    I have used the Three Pieces for Organ in my church as preludes.

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    Who would've thought there'd be no guestbook for Gade but ones for a bucketload of composers far more obscure than him.

    I like Gade's symphonies quite a bit, particularly the 5th and 8th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tchaikov6 View Post
    Less votes than Glass and Gluck?
    Figures speak for themself.

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    A few baubles by Gade for piano. Not his greatest music and only done on MIDI, but there are some nice pictures of Gade's birthplace of Copenhagen.

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    Check out Elverskud, op. 30. It's for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra. Easily my favorite Gade work.

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    Niels Wilhelm Gade (22 February 1817 – 21 December 1890) was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day.
    He would have been 101 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    Check out Elverskud, op. 30. It's for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra. Easily my favorite Gade work.
    Bought a copy a couple months ago. Going to put it on the MP3 player for another listen in the next few days.
    “Then he will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels!'" Matthew 25:41 (Christian Standard Bible)

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    I did buy a copy of Elverskud recently, it's a nice work. The violin concerto and violin sonatas are superb. I have several of the symphonies but haven't listened closely enough to gauge a favorite.

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