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
Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor (Op.45)
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Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor (Op.45)

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Edvard Grieg
Brooklet [Lyric Pieces, Op.62'4]
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Brooklet [Lyric Pieces, Op.62'4]
Edvard Grieg
Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
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Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
Edvard Grieg
Blabaer-Li (No. 3 from Haugtussa, Op. 67)
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Blabaer-Li (No. 3 from Haugtussa, Op. 67)
Edvard Grieg
Med en Vandlilje (Ibsensangene Op. 25)
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Med en Vandlilje (Ibsensangene Op. 25)
Edvard Grieg
Norwegisch (Lyric Pieces, Book 1 Op 12)
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Norwegisch (Lyric Pieces, Book 1 Op 12)
Edvard Grieg
Den hvide, røde Rose (EG137)
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Den hvide, røde Rose (EG137)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
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Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
Grieg Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 4 'In the Hall of the Mountain King') Op 46
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Grieg Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 4 'In the Hall of the Mountain King') Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (No 26, 'Solvejgs vuggevise') Op 23
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Peer Gynt (No 26, 'Solvejgs vuggevise') Op 23
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 2 'The Death of Åse') Op 46
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Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 2 'The Death of Åse') Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (No 17, 'Peer Gynt's Serenade') Op 23
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Peer Gynt (No 17, 'Peer Gynt's Serenade') Op 23
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 3 'Anitra's Dance') Op 46
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Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 3 'Anitra's Dance') Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (No 19, 'Solvejgs sang') Op 23
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Peer Gynt (No 19, 'Solvejgs sang') Op 23
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 1 'Morning Mood') Op 46
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Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 1 'Morning Mood') Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1 (Op 46)
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Peer Gynt Suite No 1 (Op 46)
Edvard Grieg
The Abduction of the Bride and Ingrid's Lament (Peer Gynt, Suite No 2, Op 55)
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The Abduction of the Bride and Ingrid's Lament (Peer Gynt, Suite No 2, Op 55)
Edvard Grieg
Klokkeklang
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Klokkeklang
Edvard Grieg
In Autumn - concert overture (Op.11)
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In Autumn - concert overture (Op.11)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40
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Holberg Suite, Op 40
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
Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
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Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55
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Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55
Edvard Grieg
March of the Trolls, Op 54, No 3 (Lyric Pieces)
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March of the Trolls, Op 54, No 3 (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (No.6 from Lyric pieces, Op.65)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (No.6 from Lyric pieces, Op.65)
Edvard Grieg
III. Allegro molto vivace from Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
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III. Allegro molto vivace from Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
Edvard Grieg
Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)
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Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op.40; Praeludium
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Holberg Suite, Op.40; Praeludium

Holberg Suite, Op.40; Praeludium

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Edvard Grieg Kor
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Paul Robinson
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Edvard Grieg
Jesus Christ is risen, Op.74, No.3 (Jesus kristen er opfaren)
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Jesus Christ is risen, Op.74, No.3 (Jesus kristen er opfaren)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Op 23 (No 8, 'In the Hall of the Mountain King')
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Peer Gynt, Op 23 (No 8, 'In the Hall of the Mountain King')
Edvard Grieg
In the Hall of the Mountain King
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 1 for piano Op 12
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Lyric pieces - book 1 for piano Op 12
Edvard Grieg
Mit einer Wasserlilie Op. 25 No. 4
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Mit einer Wasserlilie Op. 25 No. 4
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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
Sarabande
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Sarabande

Sarabande

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Maarten Jense
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Sax Ecosse
Edvard Grieg
Rigaudon (Holberg suite, Op.40)
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Rigaudon (Holberg suite, Op.40)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Incidental music
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Peer Gynt Incidental music
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano i no.6; Til varen [To the spring]
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Lyric pieces - book 3 Op.43 for piano i no.6; Til varen [To the spring]
Edvard Grieg
Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto in A minor Op.16 for piano and orchestra
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Sonata for piano in C major, K545 (arr. Grieg)
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Sonata for piano in C major, K545 (arr. Grieg)

Sonata for piano in C major, K545 (arr. Grieg)

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Julie Adam
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Edvard Grieg
Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36
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Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
4 Pieces, Op.1 (no.1)
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4 Pieces, Op.1 (no.1)
Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46)
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Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46)
Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13
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Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13
Edvard Grieg
Haugtussa - song cycle
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Haugtussa - song cycle
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