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CHRISTIAN SINDING  

(1856 - 1941)

Remembered by ambitious amateur pianists for his Rustle of Spring, Christian Sinding was a more important figure in the music of his native Norway than this might suggest; there, in his time, he was second only to Grieg. Trained in Leipzig, he fell under the influence of Liszt and Wagner, producing a large quantity of music that enjoyed contemporary popularity.

Orchestral Music

Sinding’s orchestral compositions include four symphonies, three concertos for violin (his own original instrument for which he wrote other pieces with orchestra, including his Légende), and a Piano Concerto.

Chamber Music

Chamber music by Sinding ranges from piano and string quintets and piano trios to a series of works for violin and piano and for cello and piano, with a Suite for unaccompanied violin.

Piano Music

Sinding’s piano music consists chiefly of shorter genre pieces, of which Rustle of Spring is characteristic. His Sonata, Op. 91 has retained an occasional place in present repertoire.

Vocal and Choral Music

Sinding left a large number of songs, principally with Norwegian texts. There are also choral works, some of them celebratory and others unpublished.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Nordic Classical Favourites Naxos 8.504037
Romantic Piano Favourites Vol 1 Naxos 8.505028
The Seasons Naxos 8.504038

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
A TO Z OF STRING PLAYERS Naxos Educational
8.558081-84
Chamber Music
Around The World In 80 Minutes Marco Polo
8.223003
Chamber Music
CHRISTMAS MUSIC (Finnish) (Segerstam) Ondine
ODE956-2
Instrumental
FAMOUS PIANO PIECES Naxos
8.571109
Instrumental
KLAVIER GALA Naxos
8.551225-26
Instrumental
MAGIC OF SPRING (THE) Naxos
8.557785
Orchestral
MAIDEN'S PRAYER (THE) - LEAVES FROM GRANDMOTHER'S PIANO ALBUM Naxos
8.550646
Instrumental
Music Together Naxos
8.557363DX
Vocal
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) – NORWAY / FINLAND: Nordic Landscapes (NTSC) Naxos
2.110320
Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - NORWAY: A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110515
Classical Documentary, Classical Concert
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - NORWAY: From Gaupne to Sogndal (NTSC) Naxos
2.110240
Classical Concert
NORDIC PIANO FAVOURITES Naxos
8.557425
Instrumental
Norwegian Classical Favourites Naxos
8.557017
Orchestral
Norwegian Violin Favourites Naxos
8.554497
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - SIBELIUS, J. / GRIEG, E. / NIELSEN, C. (Scandinavian Rhapsody) (Helsinki Philharmonic, Segerstam) Ondine
ODE824-2
Orchestral
ROMANTIC PIANO FAVOURITES, Vol. 4 Naxos
8.550141
Instrumental
ROMANTIC PIANO FAVOURITES, Vol. 4 Naxos
8.570085
Instrumental
Scandinavian Festival Naxos
8.550090
Orchestral
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL Naxos
8.571098
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Legende / HALVORSEN: Norwegian Dances Naxos
8.550329
Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Violin Concerto No. 1 Naxos
5.110056
Concertos, Orchestral
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Violin Concerto No. 1 Naxos
6.110056
Orchestral, Concertos
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto / SINDING: Violin Concerto No. 1 Naxos
8.557266
Orchestral, Concertos
SINDING, C.: Violin and Piano Music (Kraggerud, Hadland) Naxos
8.572214-15
Chamber Music, Orchestral, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
SINDING, C.: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Kraggerud, Hadland) Naxos
8.572254
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music, Orchestral
SINDING, C.: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Kraggerud, Hadland) Naxos
8.572255
Chamber Music, Instrumental, Chamber Music
SINDING: Piano Sonata / CLEMENTI: Piano Sonatas BIS
BIS-CD-36
Instrumental
SINDING: Piano Trios Nos. 2 and 3 Marco Polo
8.223283
Chamber Music
SINDING: Songs Naxos
8.553905
Vocal
SPRING PARADE Capriccio
C49364
Instrumental
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON Naxos
8.570395
Instrumental
STOR MUSIK FOR SMA ORON (Big Music for Little Ears) - Children's Music Compilation Naxos
8.503156
Instrumental
THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER AND OTHER PIANO Naxos
8.550646DX
Instrumental
Violin Music - OLSEN, C.G.S. / ATTERBERG, K. / STENHAMMAR, W. / BULL, O.B. / HALVORSEN, J. / SIBELIUS, J. (Nordic Violin Favourites) (Kraggerud) Naxos
8.572827
Concertos
Violin Recital: Bartov, David - KOCH, E. von / SINDING, C. / MELARTIN, E. / GADE, N.W. (Music for Violin and Piano) Swedish Society
SLT33251
Chamber Music
WALTON, W.: Violin Concerto / CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO, M.: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Heifetz) (1950-1954) Naxos Historical
8.111367
Orchestral
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