Edvard Grieg
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1843-06-15
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Edvard Grieg Biography (BBC)

Of Scottish descent on his father’s side, Edvard Grieg was born in Bergen and studied for four years at the Leipzig Conservatoire, where he was influenced by German Romanticism. But it was during later studies in Copenhagen that the importance of Norwegian folk music became apparent to him, and this realisation found early expression during the 1860s in the Humoresques and the first book of Lyric Pieces for piano.

Grieg settled in Oslo in 1866 and after his Piano Concerto (1868) returned less frequently to the larger Germanic forms, although his output includes a sonata for piano, three for violin and one for cello, as well as a string quartet which Debussy admired. His marriage in 1867 to his cousin Nina Hagerup inspired many of his 180 or so songs; he continued his series of Lyric Pieces (totalling around 60) and he wrote incidental music for the theatre (Ibsen’s Peer Gynt and Bjørnsen’s Sigurd Jorsalfar).

His most characterised music matches the idiom of Norwegian folk music with an almost impressionistic gift for sound-painting.

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Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance No 1, Op 64
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Symphonic Dance No 1, Op 64
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
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Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
Edvard Grieg
Berceuse op 38 no 1
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Berceuse op 38 no 1
Edvard Grieg
2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
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2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
Edvard Grieg
Landkjenning
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Landkjenning
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos
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Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance (Allegro marcato) (Op.35 No.1) [orig for piano duet]
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Norwegian Dance (Allegro marcato) (Op.35 No.1) [orig for piano duet]
Edvard Grieg
Album for Males Voices, Op.30 No.2 Children's Song
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Album for Males Voices, Op.30 No.2 Children's Song
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance
Edvard Grieg
Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
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Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
Edvard Grieg
Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for piano: Sarabande (second movement)
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Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for piano: Sarabande (second movement)
Edvard Grieg
Sommerfugl (Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1)
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Sommerfugl (Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite (for piano solo), Op. 40; V Rigaudon
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Holberg Suite (for piano solo), Op. 40; V Rigaudon
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (selection)
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Lyric Pieces (selection)
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 6 for piano (Op.57), no.2; Gade
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Lyric pieces - book 6 for piano (Op.57), no.2; Gade
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2)
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Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2)
Edvard Grieg
Hvad est du dog skiøn (How fair thou art) , from 'Four Salmer (Hymns), op. 74/1
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Hvad est du dog skiøn (How fair thou art) , from 'Four Salmer (Hymns), op. 74/1
Edvard Grieg
4 Norwegian dances Op 35, No 3 Allegro moderato
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4 Norwegian dances Op 35, No 3 Allegro moderato
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt)
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Morning (Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg
Evening in the Mountains (Op.68 No.4); At the cradle (Op.68 No.5 [Lyric Pieces]
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Evening in the Mountains (Op.68 No.4); At the cradle (Op.68 No.5 [Lyric Pieces]
Edvard Grieg
Sonata for violin and piano No.3 (Op.45) in C minor
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Sonata for violin and piano No.3 (Op.45) in C minor
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dances, Op.64: No.2 Allegretto grazioso
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Symphonic Dances, Op.64: No.2 Allegretto grazioso
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54), no.4; Notturno [Nocturne]
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Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54), no.4; Notturno [Nocturne]
Edvard Grieg
Letzter Fruhling (Last Spring) [orig. song Op.33/2]
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Letzter Fruhling (Last Spring) [orig. song Op.33/2]
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 1 for piano (Op.12)
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Lyric pieces - book 1 for piano (Op.12)
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