Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Wednesday 21 July 2004 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Wednesday 28 July 2004 0:00-1:00 (Radio 3)
With Donald Macleod.
In 1866, Grieg returned to Norway to live in the capital Christiana, but life there was not all he'd hoped for. His beloved baby daughter and only child died, things were difficult financially and he had to work very hard just to make a living amongst people who didn't totally appreciate him. He was sustained through his time there by a visit to Rome where he met Liszt and by his friendship and artistic collaboration with the playwright Bjornstjerne Bjornson.
Margaret's cradle song and Among the Roses, Op 15 No 1, and Op 39 No 4
Monica Groop (mezzo soprano)
Ilmo Ranta (piano)
1st violin Sonata 2nd mvt, Op 8
Augustin Dumay (violin)
Maria Jo?o Pires (piano)
Leif Ove Andsnes
Mariss Jansons (conductor)
Olav Trygvason scene 3, Op 50
Gothenburg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)