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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Lyric Pieces, Book 3, op. 43 no. 6: To Spring
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Lyric Pieces, Book 3, op. 43 no. 6: To Spring
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 Op.46 i Aase's death
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 Op.46 i Aase's death
Edvard Grieg
Sommerfugl (Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1)
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Sommerfugl (Lyric Pieces, Op.43 No.1)
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance No.2
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Norwegian Dance No.2
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor, Op 24
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Ballade in G minor, Op 24
Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45
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Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45
Edvard Grieg
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]
Edvard Grieg
Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
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Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
Haugtussa - song cycle
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Haugtussa - song cycle
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (2nd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
6 Orchestral songs (Nos 1-5 only) (EG.177)
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6 Orchestral songs (Nos 1-5 only) (EG.177)
Edvard Grieg
Homeward, Op 62 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)
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Homeward, Op 62 No 6 (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite Op 40 for string orchestra
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Holberg Suite Op 40 for string orchestra
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces: March of the Trolls
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Lyric Pieces: March of the Trolls
Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 (2nd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
Edvard Grieg
Cow Call and Peasant Dance (Nordic Melodies, Op 63)
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Cow Call and Peasant Dance (Nordic Melodies, Op 63)
Edvard Grieg
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
Edvard Grieg
Bjorneskytten (The Bear Hunter)
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Bjorneskytten (The Bear Hunter)
Edvard Grieg
4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)
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4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)

4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)

Choir
Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Conductor
Grete Helgerod
Edvard Grieg
Song of Norway (1971) - The Song Of Norway
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Song of Norway (1971) - The Song Of Norway
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46
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Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
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Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (Incidental Music)
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Peer Gynt (Incidental Music)
Edvard Grieg
3 Lyric Pieces (Op 43/5, Op 54/3, Op 54/4)
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3 Lyric Pieces (Op 43/5, Op 54/3, Op 54/4)
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet No 1 in G minor
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String Quartet No 1 in G minor
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces, Op 43 (selection)
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Lyric Pieces, Op 43 (selection)
Edvard Grieg
Varen [Last Spring]
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Varen [Last Spring]

Varen [Last Spring]

Choir
Norwegian Soloists Choir
Edvard Grieg
Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36
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Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36
Edvard Grieg
Morning
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Morning
Edvard Grieg
Notturno, Op 54, No 4
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Notturno, Op 54, No 4
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
Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (Op.16)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (Op.16)
Edvard Grieg
Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)
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Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Op 23
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Peer Gynt Op 23

Peer Gynt Op 23

Singer
Olga Ionova
Orchestra
Radio Orpheus Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Sergei Kondrashev
Narrator
Andrei Sokolov
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
Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op 55
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Peer Gynt Suite No.2, Op 55
Edvard Grieg
Melody (Lyric pieces - book 4)
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Melody (Lyric pieces - book 4)
Edvard Grieg
Cello Sonata in A minor Op 36
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Cello Sonata in A minor Op 36
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1
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Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1
Edvard Grieg
In the hall of the mountain king (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
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In the hall of the mountain king (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
Edvard Grieg
In The Hall of The Mountain King
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In The Hall of The Mountain King
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
String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27)
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String Quartet No.1 in G minor (Op.27)
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1
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Peer Gynt Suite No 1
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