Edvard Grieg
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1843-06-15
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Edvard Grieg

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 Biography (Wikipedia)

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he traveled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him: the city's largest building (Grieg Hall), its most advanced music school (Grieg Academy), its professional choir (Edvard Grieg Kor), and even some private companies that include its largest hotel (Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg), and a music technology developer (Grieg Music). The Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen (Grieg's former home in Bergen) is dedicated to his legacy.

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Solveig's song from Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55)
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Solveig's song from Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55)
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Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13 (Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace)
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Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13 (Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace)
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) for string orchestra
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) for string orchestra
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4 Norwegian dances (Op.35) [orig. for piano duet]
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4 Norwegian dances (Op.35) [orig. for piano duet]
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String Quartet No.2 in F major, 'Unfinished'
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String Quartet No.2 in F major, 'Unfinished'
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Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (Op.16)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (Op.16)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 (from Lyric Pieces)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 (from Lyric Pieces)
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Hall Of The Mountain King
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Hall Of The Mountain King
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Salon, Op.65 no.4
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Salon, Op.65 no.4
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2 Nordic melodies Op.63; no.2; country dance [Kuhreigen]
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2 Nordic melodies Op.63; no.2; country dance [Kuhreigen]
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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
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Lyric pieces - book 3 for piano (Op.43), no.6; Til varen; no.1; Sommerfugl
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Lyric pieces - book 3 for piano (Op.43), no.6; Til varen; no.1; Sommerfugl
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 1 for piano (Op.12), no.1; Arietta
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Lyric pieces - book 1 for piano (Op.12), no.1; Arietta
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Symphony in C minor. EG 119
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Symphony in C minor. EG 119
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Morning Mood from Peer Gynt, Suite Nr. 1 op. 46
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Morning Mood from Peer Gynt, Suite Nr. 1 op. 46
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