Edvard Grieg

Composer. Born 15 June 1843. Died 4 September 1907
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
Summer's Eve Op.71 no.2
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Summer's Eve Op.71 no.2
Edvard Grieg
Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
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Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op. 46 II. Aase's Death
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Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op. 46 II. Aase's Death
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No.1 (Op.46)
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Peer Gynt Suite No.1 (Op.46)
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor (Op.24)
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Ballade in G minor (Op.24)
Edvard Grieg
4 Norwegian Dances Op.35 (no. 1)
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4 Norwegian Dances Op.35 (no. 1)
Edvard Grieg
March of the Trolls (Lyric Pieces, Bk 5)
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March of the Trolls (Lyric Pieces, Bk 5)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dances Op.64, no.3 in D major
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Symphonic Dances Op.64, no.3 in D major
Edvard Grieg
Holberg suite Op.40: I - Praeludium
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Holberg suite Op.40: I - Praeludium
Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
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Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op.46)
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Morning (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op.46)
Edvard Grieg
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]
Edvard Grieg
Landskjending
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Landskjending
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto, 1st mvmt
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Piano Concerto, 1st mvmt
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite Op.40 (5th mvt)
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Holberg Suite Op.40 (5th mvt)
Edvard Grieg
3 Pieces from Slatter (Norwegian Peasant Dances), Op 72
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3 Pieces from Slatter (Norwegian Peasant Dances), Op 72
Edvard Grieg
Bjorneskytten (The Bear Hunter)
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Bjorneskytten (The Bear Hunter)
Edvard Grieg
To the Spring, Op 43 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)
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To the Spring, Op 43 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
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Two Elegiac Melodies, Op 34
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (1st mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (1st mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
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Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet no 2 in F (unfinished)
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String Quartet no 2 in F (unfinished)

String Quartet no 2 in F (unfinished)

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Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata no. 2 - i Lento Doloroso - Allegro Vivace
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Violin Sonata no. 2 - i Lento Doloroso - Allegro Vivace
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (3rd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1
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Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1
Edvard Grieg
Albumblatt Op. 47 No. 2
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Albumblatt Op. 47 No. 2
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic dance No 2 (Allegro grazioso) Op 64 No 2
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Symphonic dance No 2 (Allegro grazioso) Op 64 No 2
Edvard Grieg
Piano Sonata in E minor op 7
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Piano Sonata in E minor op 7
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces: book 1 Op.12 for piano; Norsk [Norwegian Melody)
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Lyric Pieces: book 1 Op.12 for piano; Norsk [Norwegian Melody)
Edvard Grieg
Waltz, Op 12 No 2 (Lyric Pieces)
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Waltz, Op 12 No 2 (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Andante con moto
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Andante con moto
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Edvard Grieg
Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
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Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Prelude Holberg Suite Op. 40
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Prelude Holberg Suite Op. 40
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance No 1 Op 35 for piano duet
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Norwegian Dance No 1 Op 35 for piano duet
Edvard Grieg
'Hommage a Chopin' from Stimmungen, Op.73
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'Hommage a Chopin' from Stimmungen, Op.73
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (3rd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
2 Norwegian Dances (Op.35, nos. 1 & 2) [orchestral version]
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2 Norwegian Dances (Op.35, nos. 1 & 2) [orchestral version]
Edvard Grieg
4 Piano Pieces Op 1
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4 Piano Pieces Op 1
Edvard Grieg
Varen (Last Spring), Op.34, no.2
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Varen (Last Spring), Op.34, no.2
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