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Compositions by Vagn Holmboe

36 compositions
Composition M Catalog Comp'd Duration Publisher Notes  
Quartet [1926] M. 3 1926

In C minor

Quartet [1927] M. 4 1927

In E minor

Quartet [1928] M. 9 1928

In C minor; incomplete

Quartet [1929] M. 17 1929

In D minor

Quartet [1930 (1)] M. 18 1930  
Quartet [1930 (2)] M. 29 1930  
Quartet [1932] M. 52 1932  
Quartet [1933] M. 68 1933  
Quartet [1944] M. 146 1944

Probably incomplete

Quartet [1949] Op. 26; M. 129 1949

Begun in 1941, possibly incomplete

Quartet No. 1 Op. 46; M. 159 1949 C Viking  
Dedicated to / written for: Erling Bloch Quartet
Quartet No. 2 Op. 47; M. 161 1949 C Viking

Revised in 1949

Dedicated to / written for: Leo Hansen Quartet
Quartet No. 3 Op. 48; M. 165 1950 C Viking  
Dedicated to / written for: Koppel Quartet
Quartet No. 4 Op. 63; M. 183 1954 C Viking

Revised in 1956

Dedicated to / written for: Per Nørgård
Quartet No. 5 Op. 66; M. 188 1955 B Viking  
Dedicated to / written for: New Danish Quartet
Quartet No. 6 Op. 78; M. 210 1961 B

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Quartet No. 7 Op. 86; M. 224 1965 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Copenhagen Quartet


Quartet No. 8 Op. 87; M. 225 1965 B

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Copenhagen Quartet


Quartet No. 9 Op. 92; M. 228 1966 C

Wilhelm Hansen

Revised in 1969

Zeit

Time

Op. 94; M. 233 1967 B

Wilhelm Hansen

Text by Renata Pandulová

Includes: Alto
Quartet No. 10 Op. 102; M. 243 1969 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Copenhagen Quartet


Quartet No. 11

Quartetto rustico

Op. 111; M. 262 1972 B  
Dedicated to / written for: Scandinavian Quartet
Quartet No. 12 Op. 116; M. 269 1973 B

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Quartet No. 13 Op. 124; M. 277 1975 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Paul Rapoport


Quartet No. 14 Op. 125; M. 278 1975 B

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Thor Holmboe


Quartet No. 15 Op. 135; M. 291 1978 B

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Dedicated to / written for:

Traute and Erik Sønderholm


Døgnets timer

The Hours of the Day

Op. 128; M. 281 1979

Only one movement is complete. Many of the individual pieces were revised and incorporated into Quartets Nos. 17 to 20.

Quartet No. 16 Op. 146; M. 306 1981 B

Wilhelm Hansen

The M. number in Rapoport 1996 is incorrect.

Dedicated to / written for:

Copenhagen Quartet


Quartet No. 18

Giornata (Daytime)

Op. 153; M. 314 1982 C

Wilhelm Hansen

The subtitle was probably intended to mean Afternoon.

Dedicated to / written for:

Anne and Arne


Problems, questions:

The dedicatees are probably Anna and Arne L. Hansen.


Quartet No. 17

Mattinata (Morning)

Op. 152; M. 312 1983 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Quartet No. 19

Serata (Evening)

Op. 156; M. 313 1985 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Quartet No. 20

Notturno (Night)

Op. 160; M. 322 1985 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
Via Peria

Per’s Path

M. 358 1992 A

Incorporated into Sværm

Sværm

Swarm

Op. 190b; M. 360 1992 C

Wilhelm Hansen

 
[Untitled] M. 366 1995

Incomplete; incorporated into Concerto for String Quartet and String Orchestra

Quartetto sereno

Quartet No. 21

Op. 197; M. 370 1996 A

Wilhelm Hansen

Incomplete; performing edition by Per Nørgård

Dedicated to / written for:

Meta May Holmboe