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Halfdan Kjerulf

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        Halfdan Kjerulf (1815-1868) was the first Norwegian composer of international regard and the first to purposefully record folk music elements in professional modern music in Norway. He became an important predecessor and inspiration for younger composers such as Grieg and Nordraak.

        He composed more than 350 works, mainly piano pieces, songs and romances, and choral music. Kjerulf was important for the cultural awakening in the newly independent Norway.