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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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Edvard Grieg & Stephen Hough
Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano
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Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano
Edvard Grieg & Julien Quentin
Eight Songs from The Mountain Maid
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Eight Songs from The Mountain Maid Eight Songs from The Mountain Maid Eight Songs from The Mountain Maid Eight Songs from The Mountain Maid
Edvard Grieg & Håvard Gimse
Three Lyric Pieces
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Three Lyric Pieces Three Lyric Pieces Three Lyric Pieces Three Lyric Pieces
Edvard Grieg & Håvard Gimse
Four Piano Pieces
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Four Piano Pieces Four Piano Pieces Four Piano Pieces Four Piano Pieces
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Edvard Grieg, Christian Hadland & Thomas Søndergård
Concerto in A minor (Op.16)
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Concerto in A minor (Op.16) Concerto in A minor (Op.16) Concerto in A minor (Op.16) Concerto in A minor (Op.16)
Kungsbacka Piano Trio & Edvard Grieg
Andante con moto for piano trio in C minor
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Andante con moto for piano trio in C minor Andante con moto for piano trio in C minor Andante con moto for piano trio in C minor Andante con moto for piano trio in C minor
Malmö SymfoniOrkester, Bjarte Engeset & Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
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Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
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 & Javier Perianes
Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano
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Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano
Edvard Grieg, Sakari Oramo, Javier Perianes & BBC Symphony Orchestra
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 & 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
Edvard Grieg, Gennady Nikolayevich Rozhdestvensky & Kungliga Filharmonikerna
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March
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Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March
Edvard Grieg, Radu Lupu, André Previn & London Symphony 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, Andrew Litton & Bergen filharmoniske orkester
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] Norwegian Dance (Allegro marcato) (Op.35 No.1) [orig for piano duet] Norwegian Dance (Allegro marcato) (Op.35 No.1) [orig for piano duet] Norwegian Dance (Allegro marcato) (Op.35 No.1) [orig for piano duet]
Edvard Grieg, Paavo Berglund & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Morning
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Morning Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Morning Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Morning Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 (Op.46), Morning
Engegard Quartet & Edvard Grieg
String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27)
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String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27) String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27) String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27) String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27)
Edvard Grieg, Bergen filharmoniske orkester & Andrew Litton
Holberg Suite (Op.40)
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) Holberg Suite (Op.40) Holberg Suite (Op.40) Holberg Suite (Op.40)
Sir John Barbirolli, Edvard Grieg & Hallé Orchestra
4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]: no.3 Allegro moderato
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4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]: no.3 Allegro moderato 4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]: no.3 Allegro moderato 4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]: no.3 Allegro moderato 4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]: no.3 Allegro moderato
Edvard Grieg, Göteborgs Symfoniker & Neeme Järvi
4 Symphonic dances (Op.64), no.1; Allegro moderato e marcato
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4 Symphonic dances (Op.64), no.1; Allegro moderato e marcato 4 Symphonic dances (Op.64), no.1; Allegro moderato e marcato 4 Symphonic dances (Op.64), no.1; Allegro moderato e marcato 4 Symphonic dances (Op.64), no.1; Allegro moderato e marcato
Edvard Grieg, Grete Helgerod & Norwegian Soloists' Choir
From 4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74)
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From 4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74) From 4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74) From 4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74) From 4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74)

From 4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74)

Conductor
Grete Helgerod
Choir
Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Edvard Grieg, Ole Kristian Ruud & Bergen filharmoniske orkester
Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55), Solveig's song
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55), Solveig's song Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55), Solveig's song Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55), Solveig's song Peer Gynt - suite no. 2 (Op.55), Solveig's song
Noemi Bodden, Edvard Grieg & Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra
Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra, Praeludium
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Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra, Praeludium Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra, Praeludium Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra, Praeludium Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra, Praeludium

Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra, Praeludium

Performer
Noemi Bodden
Orchestra
Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra
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Edvard Grieg, Jac van Steen, Giselle Allen & Ulster 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)
James Galway, National Philharmonic Orchestra & Edvard Grieg
Morning
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Morning Morning Morning Morning
Malmö SymfoniOrkester, Edvard Grieg & Bjarte Engeset
Morning Mood
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Morning Mood Morning Mood Morning Mood Morning Mood
Edvard Grieg & Peter Katin
Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano
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Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano Lyric pieces - book 5 Op.54 for piano
Julie Adam, Daniel Herscovitch, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Edvard Grieg
Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos)
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Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos) Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos) Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos) Sonata for piano in C major (K.545) (arr. Grieg for two pianos)
Edvard Grieg, Iona Brown & Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
Country Dance
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Country Dance Country Dance Country Dance Country Dance
Zoltán Kocsis & Edvard Grieg
Sonata for piano (Op.7) in E minor
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Sonata for piano (Op.7) in E minor Sonata for piano (Op.7) in E minor Sonata for piano (Op.7) in E minor Sonata for piano (Op.7) in E minor
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Roman Zeilinger & Edvard Grieg
Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
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Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar" Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar" Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar" Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"

Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"

Ensemble
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra
Conductor
Roman Zeilinger
Edvard Grieg, Håvard Gimse & Andreas Brantelid
Sonata in A minor Op.36 for cello and piano
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Sonata in A minor Op.36 for cello and piano Sonata in A minor Op.36 for cello and piano Sonata in A minor Op.36 for cello and piano Sonata in A minor Op.36 for cello and piano
Edvard Grieg & Eva Knardahl
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 Lyric pieces - book 3 for piano (Op.43), no.6; Til varen; no.1; Sommerfugl Lyric pieces - book 3 for piano (Op.43), no.6; Til varen; no.1; Sommerfugl Lyric pieces - book 3 for piano (Op.43), no.6; Til varen; no.1; Sommerfugl
Edvard Grieg
Morning from Peer Gynt
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Morning from Peer Gynt Morning from Peer Gynt Morning from Peer Gynt Morning from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg, CBC Radio Orchestra & Mario Bernardi
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] Evening in the Mountains (Op.68 No.4); At the cradle (Op.68 No.5 [Lyric Pieces] Evening in the Mountains (Op.68 No.4); At the cradle (Op.68 No.5 [Lyric Pieces] Evening in the Mountains (Op.68 No.4); At the cradle (Op.68 No.5 [Lyric Pieces]
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]
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
Christian Ihle Hadland & Edvard Grieg
4 piano pieces (Op.1)
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4 piano pieces (Op.1) 4 piano pieces (Op.1) 4 piano pieces (Op.1) 4 piano pieces (Op.1)
Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance
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Anitra's Dance Anitra's Dance Anitra's Dance Anitra's Dance
Edvard Grieg, BBC Philharmonic & Michael Seal
Elegaic Melody no. 1 'The Wounded Heart' Op. 34 for String Orchestra
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Elegaic Melody no. 1 'The Wounded Heart' Op. 34 for String Orchestra Elegaic Melody no. 1 'The Wounded Heart' Op. 34 for String Orchestra Elegaic Melody no. 1 'The Wounded Heart' Op. 34 for String Orchestra Elegaic Melody no. 1 'The Wounded Heart' Op. 34 for String Orchestra
Edvard Grieg, Bjarte Engeset & Scottish National Orchestra
4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]
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4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet] 4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet] 4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet] 4 Norwegian dances Op.35, orch. misc. [orig. piano duet]
Leif Ove Andsnes & Edvard Grieg
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]

Lyric pieces - book 8 for piano (Op.65), no.6; ... [Wedding day at Troldhaugen]

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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
Morning
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Morning Morning Morning Morning
Edvard Grieg, Edgaras Montvidas & Simon Lepper
The Swan
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The Swan The Swan The Swan The Swan
Mario Bernardi, CBC Radio Orchestra, Edvard Grieg
2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
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2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34) 2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34) 2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34) 2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
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