Edvard Grieg
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1843-06-15
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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 ...

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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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Leif Ove Andsnes, Edvard Grieg, Bergen filharmoniske orkester & Jiří Bělohlávek
Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra
Edvard Grieg & Sveinung Bjelland
Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54): Nos. 2, 4, 3
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Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54): Nos. 2, 4, 3 Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54): Nos. 2, 4, 3 Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54): Nos. 2, 4, 3 Lyric pieces - book 5 for piano (Op.54): Nos. 2, 4, 3
Edvard Grieg, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), In the hall of the mountain king
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), In the hall of the mountain king Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), In the hall of the mountain king Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), In the hall of the mountain king Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), In the hall of the mountain king
Sir Neville Marriner, Edvard Grieg & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Anitra's dance
Edvard Grieg, Oslo-Filharmonien & Esa-Pekka Salonen
Peer Gynt: Storm; Peer Gynt's Journey Home
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Peer Gynt: Storm; Peer Gynt's Journey Home Peer Gynt: Storm; Peer Gynt's Journey Home Peer Gynt: Storm; Peer Gynt's Journey Home Peer Gynt: Storm; Peer Gynt's Journey Home
Edvard Grieg, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
Sigurd Jorsalfar - suite (Op.56); In the king's hall (Prelude)
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Sigurd Jorsalfar - suite (Op.56); In the king's hall (Prelude) Sigurd Jorsalfar - suite (Op.56); In the king's hall (Prelude) Sigurd Jorsalfar - suite (Op.56); In the king's hall (Prelude) Sigurd Jorsalfar - suite (Op.56); In the king's hall (Prelude)
Julie Adam, Daniel Herscovitch, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Edvard Grieg
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 Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos
Edvard Grieg, Leif Ove Andsnes & Håvard Gimse
Norwegian Dance No.1 (Op.35) for piano duet
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Norwegian Dance No.1 (Op.35) for piano duet Norwegian Dance No.1 (Op.35) for piano duet Norwegian Dance No.1 (Op.35) for piano duet Norwegian Dance No.1 (Op.35) for piano duet
Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
From early years - from Lyric pieces book 8 Op.65
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From early years - from Lyric pieces book 8 Op.65 From early years - from Lyric pieces book 8 Op.65 From early years - from Lyric pieces book 8 Op.65 From early years - from Lyric pieces book 8 Op.65
Edvard Grieg, Lauma Skride & Baiba Skride
Sonata No. 2 in G Major Op.13 for Violin and Piano
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Sonata No. 2 in G Major Op.13 for Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Major Op.13 for Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Major Op.13 for Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Major Op.13 for Violin and Piano
Edvard Grieg, DR SymfoniOrkestret & Michael Schønwandt
Peer Gynt Suite No.2 (Op.55)
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Peer Gynt Suite No.2 (Op.55) Peer Gynt Suite No.2 (Op.55) Peer Gynt Suite No.2 (Op.55) Peer Gynt Suite No.2 (Op.55)
Edvard Grieg, Wiener Philharmoniker & Zubin Mehta
Peer Gynt Suite No.1 - Anitra's Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Peer Gynt Suite No.1 - Anitra's Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt Suite No.1 - Anitra's Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt Suite No.1 - Anitra's Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt Suite No.1 - Anitra's Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King
Richard Farrell, Edvard Grieg, George Weldon & Hallé Orchestra
Piano Concerto in A minor
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Piano Concerto in A minor Piano Concerto in A minor Piano Concerto in A minor Piano Concerto in A minor
Edvard Grieg, Petri Sakari & Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Norwegian Dances Op.35 No.1
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Norwegian Dances Op.35 No.1 Norwegian Dances Op.35 No.1 Norwegian Dances Op.35 No.1 Norwegian Dances Op.35 No.1
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Edvard Grieg & Ingar Bergby
Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2)
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Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2) Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2) Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2) Symphonic dance no.2 (Allegro grazioso) (Op.64 No.2)
Edvard Grieg & Javier Perianes
Hjemve (Homesickness) from Lyric Pieces Op.57/6 [andante]
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Hjemve (Homesickness) from Lyric Pieces Op.57/6 [andante] Hjemve (Homesickness) from Lyric Pieces Op.57/6 [andante] Hjemve (Homesickness) from Lyric Pieces Op.57/6 [andante] Hjemve (Homesickness) from Lyric Pieces Op.57/6 [andante]
Edvard Grieg & Leif Ove Andsnes
Ballade in G minor (Op.24)
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Ballade in G minor (Op.24) Ballade in G minor (Op.24) Ballade in G minor (Op.24) Ballade in G minor (Op.24)
Andrej Petrac, Edvard Grieg & Slovenian Philharmonic String Chamber Orchestra
Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
Edvard Grieg & Ksenija Sidorova
Holberg suite (Op.40) arr. Jon Faukstad for accordian, no.5; Rigaudon
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Holberg suite (Op.40) arr. Jon Faukstad for accordian, no.5; Rigaudon Holberg suite (Op.40) arr. Jon Faukstad for accordian, no.5; Rigaudon Holberg suite (Op.40) arr. Jon Faukstad for accordian, no.5; Rigaudon Holberg suite (Op.40) arr. Jon Faukstad for accordian, no.5; Rigaudon
Edvard Grieg, Giuzai Karieva & Alena Baeva
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 Sonata for violin and piano No.3 (Op.45) in C minor Sonata for violin and piano No.3 (Op.45) in C minor Sonata for violin and piano No.3 (Op.45) in C minor

Sonata for violin and piano No.3 (Op.45) in C minor

Performer
Giuzai Karieva
Alena Baeva
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Pinchas Steinberg & Edvard Grieg
Prelude from The Holberg Suite, Op. 40
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Prelude from The Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Prelude from The Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Prelude from The Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Prelude from The Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
Trolltog from Lyric Pieces Book V
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Trolltog from Lyric Pieces Book V Trolltog from Lyric Pieces Book V Trolltog from Lyric Pieces Book V Trolltog from Lyric Pieces Book V
Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
Cradle song/Berceuse, No.1 from Lyric pieces - book 2 Op.38 for piano
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Cradle song/Berceuse, No.1 from Lyric pieces - book 2 Op.38 for piano Cradle song/Berceuse, No.1 from Lyric pieces - book 2 Op.38 for piano Cradle song/Berceuse, No.1 from Lyric pieces - book 2 Op.38 for piano Cradle song/Berceuse, No.1 from Lyric pieces - book 2 Op.38 for piano
Leif Ove Andsnes & Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
Edvard Grieg, Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
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Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: In the Hall of the Mountain King Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
Lars Bjornkjaer, Edvard Grieg, Christian Ihle Hadland & Andreas Brantelid
Andante con moto
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Andante con moto Andante con moto Andante con moto Andante con moto
Leif Ove Andsnes & Edvard Grieg
Nocturne (Lyric Pieces, Op.62 no.4)
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Nocturne (Lyric Pieces, Op.62 no.4) Nocturne (Lyric Pieces, Op.62 no.4) Nocturne (Lyric Pieces, Op.62 no.4) Nocturne (Lyric Pieces, Op.62 no.4)
Edvard Grieg, Javier Perianes, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo
Concerto In A Minor Op.16 For Piano And Orchestra
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Concerto In A Minor Op.16 For Piano And Orchestra Concerto In A Minor Op.16 For Piano And Orchestra Concerto In A Minor Op.16 For Piano And Orchestra Concerto In A Minor Op.16 For Piano And Orchestra
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger & Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Suite No.1
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Peer Gynt, Suite No.1 Peer Gynt, Suite No.1 Peer Gynt, Suite No.1 Peer Gynt, Suite No.1

Peer Gynt, Suite No.1

Ensemble
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
Conductor
Roman Zeilinger
Ingfrid Breie Nyhus & Edvard Grieg
Slatter Op.72 for piano [Norwegian peasant dances]
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Slatter Op.72 for piano [Norwegian peasant dances] Slatter Op.72 for piano [Norwegian peasant dances] Slatter Op.72 for piano [Norwegian peasant dances] Slatter Op.72 for piano [Norwegian peasant dances]
Edvard Grieg, Hannu Lintu & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Peer Gynt - incidental music op.23 (selection)
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Peer Gynt - incidental music op.23 (selection) Peer Gynt - incidental music op.23 (selection) Peer Gynt - incidental music op.23 (selection) Peer Gynt - incidental music op.23 (selection)
Marianne Thorsen, Edvard Grieg & Håvard Gimse
Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in G major (Op. 13)
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Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in G major (Op. 13) Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in G major (Op. 13) Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in G major (Op. 13) Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in G major (Op. 13)
Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
Puck and Rememberances (Lyric Pieces - Book 10 Op.71 For Piano)
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Puck and Rememberances (Lyric Pieces - Book 10 Op.71 For Piano) Puck and Rememberances (Lyric Pieces - Book 10 Op.71 For Piano) Puck and Rememberances (Lyric Pieces - Book 10 Op.71 For Piano) Puck and Rememberances (Lyric Pieces - Book 10 Op.71 For Piano)
Edvard Grieg
Selection of Character Pieces
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Selection of Character Pieces Selection of Character Pieces Selection of Character Pieces Selection of Character Pieces
Edvard Grieg
Ballade, Op. 24
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Ballade, Op. 24 Ballade, Op. 24 Ballade, Op. 24 Ballade, Op. 24
Edvard Grieg, Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
Ave maris stella arr. for chorus [orig. for voice and piano] [1899]
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Ave maris stella arr. for chorus [orig. for voice and piano] [1899] Ave maris stella arr. for chorus [orig. for voice and piano] [1899] Ave maris stella arr. for chorus [orig. for voice and piano] [1899] Ave maris stella arr. for chorus [orig. for voice and piano] [1899]

Ave maris stella arr. for chorus [orig. for voice and piano] [1899]

Choir
The Sixteen
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Edvard Grieg
Erotik (Love Poem) from Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano
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Erotik (Love Poem) from Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano Erotik (Love Poem) from Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano Erotik (Love Poem) from Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano Erotik (Love Poem) from Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano
Edvard Grieg, Jerzy Maksymiuk & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Lyric pieces - book 8 for piano (Op.65), no.6; ... [Wedding day at Troldhaugen]
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Lyric pieces - book 8 for piano (Op.65), no.6; ... [Wedding day at Troldhaugen] Lyric pieces - book 8 for piano (Op.65), no.6; ... [Wedding day at Troldhaugen] Lyric pieces - book 8 for piano (Op.65), no.6; ... [Wedding day at Troldhaugen] Lyric pieces - book 8 for piano (Op.65), no.6; ... [Wedding day at Troldhaugen]
Steven Isserlis, Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
Cello Sonata ii) Andante molto tranquillo
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Cello Sonata ii) Andante molto tranquillo Cello Sonata ii) Andante molto tranquillo Cello Sonata ii) Andante molto tranquillo Cello Sonata ii) Andante molto tranquillo
Lund, Bernt Simen, Henning Kraggerud, Edvard Grieg, Henning Kraggerud & Tromsø Chamber Orchestra
Sonata no. 2 (Op.13)orch. Kraggerud & Lund, 3rd movement; Allegro animato
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Sonata no. 2 (Op.13)orch. Kraggerud & Lund, 3rd movement; Allegro animato Sonata no. 2 (Op.13)orch. Kraggerud & Lund, 3rd movement; Allegro animato Sonata no. 2 (Op.13)orch. Kraggerud & Lund, 3rd movement; Allegro animato Sonata no. 2 (Op.13)orch. Kraggerud & Lund, 3rd movement; Allegro animato

Sonata no. 2 (Op.13)orch. Kraggerud & Lund, 3rd movement; Allegro animato

Orchestrator
Henning Kraggerud
Lund, Bernt Simen
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Edvard Grieg, Bergen filharmoniske orkester & Josep Caballé-Domenech
In Autumn - overture (Op.11)
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