Iver Holter

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Born: 13 December 1850 — Østre Gausdal — Norway
Died: 27 January 1941 — Oslo — Norway
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  • 1 symphony
  • 1 violin concerto
  • 2 string quartets
  • St. Hanskveld (String orchestra)
  • Götz von Berlichingen (orchestra suite)
  • Several cantatas (Olavskantaten)
  • Choral music


Iver Holter started to study medicine in Oslo in 1869, and had music only as a hobby, playing viola in the student orchestra. Studied harmony and counterpoint with Johan Svendsen. He quitted his medical studies when he was almost finished in 1876, and became a musician. Studied at the conservatory in Leipzig from 1876–79 and in Berlin from 1879–81. in 1882 he followed Edvard Grieg as a conductor for the Philharmonic Orchestra in Bergen “Harmonien”. In 1886 he was engaged as a conductor of the Oslo Philharmonics.

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