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
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (1st mvt)
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16 (1st mvt)

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Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt - incidental music Op.23
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Peer Gynt - incidental music Op.23
Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata no 1 Op 8 in F major
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Violin Sonata no 1 Op 8 in F major

Violin Sonata no 1 Op 8 in F major

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Vilde Frang Bjaerke
Jens Elvekjaer
Edvard Grieg
Incidental music to 'Peer Gynt': In The Hall of the Mountain King
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Incidental music to 'Peer Gynt': In The Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
Six Songs, Op.25: 2. A Swan
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Six Songs, Op.25: 2. A Swan
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
Edvard Grieg
Gammelnorsk Romance met Variasjoner (Op.51) (1890, orch 1900)
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Gammelnorsk Romance met Variasjoner (Op.51) (1890, orch 1900)
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 5, Scherzo
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Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 5, Scherzo
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 4, Notturno
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Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 4, Notturno
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op.65 no.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op.65 no.6
Edvard Grieg
Haugtussa - song cycle
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Haugtussa - song cycle
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
Rigaudon (Holberg Suite, Op 40)
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Rigaudon (Holberg Suite, Op 40)

Rigaudon (Holberg Suite, Op 40)

Ensemble
Philharmonische Virtuosen Berlin
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
Last Spring (Letzter Fruhling), Op 33, No 2
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Last Spring (Letzter Fruhling), Op 33, No 2
Edvard Grieg
Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
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Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
Edvard Grieg
Arietta, Op.12/1
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Arietta, Op.12/1
Edvard Grieg
Gavotte - Musette (Holberg Suite, Op.40)
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Gavotte - Musette (Holberg Suite, Op.40)
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, from "Lyric Pieces" (Op.65 No.6)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, from "Lyric Pieces" (Op.65 No.6)
Edvard Grieg
The Abduction; Ingrid's Lament (Peer Gynt Suite No 2)
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The Abduction; Ingrid's Lament (Peer Gynt Suite No 2)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg suite Op 40 vers. for string orchestra
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Holberg suite Op 40 vers. for string orchestra

Holberg suite Op 40 vers. for string orchestra

Orchestra
Sofia Soloists
Conductor
Plamen Djourov
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
Notturno from Lyric Pieces, Op 54 no 4
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Notturno from Lyric Pieces, Op 54 no 4
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
Sylphe (Lyric pieces, Bk.7)
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Sylphe (Lyric pieces, Bk.7)
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
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
String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 27) in G minor
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String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 27) in G minor

String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 27) in G minor

Ensemble
Ensemble Fragaria Vesca
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
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
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