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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- Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor (extract)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nxknb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03nxknb.jpg2016-04-19T11:00:00.000ZPreview of music performed at the BBC Proms.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03nxl42
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor (extract)
- Full orchestral performance: In the Hall Of The Mountain King from Peer Gynthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02b5bt9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02b5bt9.jpg2014-11-06T12:21:00.000ZWatch a full orchestral performance of Grieg's In The Hall Of The Mountain King from Peer Gynt, the piece that featured in the Ten Pieces film.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02b5bwl
Full orchestral performance: In the Hall Of The Mountain King from Peer Gynt
- Solveig's Song from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zw6sq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00zw6sq.jpg2014-06-27T10:36:00.000ZSolveig's Song from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021qlvt
Solveig's Song from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg
- Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zmvcp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zmvcp.jpg2014-05-23T09:08:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the life and music of multi-talented Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor Edward Grieg, the foremost Scandinavian composer of his generation.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zmvdn
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
- Edvard Grieghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zmsz9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zmsz9.jpg2014-05-23T08:53:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the life of the Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zmt0c
- Joe Cutler: Music for Cello and Strings and Grieg: Holberg Suitehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zb5h7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zb5h7.jpg2014-05-18T11:53:00.000ZCharles Hazlewood, with the BBC CO and composer Joe Cutler, examine Cutler's own Music for cello and strings.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01zb5hb
Joe Cutler: Music for Cello and Strings and Grieg: Holberg Suite
- Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z6z41.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01z6z41.jpg2014-05-16T12:00:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores the life and music of Edvard Grieg.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01z70n3
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
- Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minorhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8ng.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8ng.jpg2014-05-11T12:54:00.000ZStephen Johnson explores Grieg's work.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yx8q0
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor
- Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minorhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qzylp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01qzylp.jpg2014-02-01T10:15:00.000ZDavid Owen Norris surveys recordings of Grieg's A minor Piano Concerto.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01qzynr
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor
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