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
String Quartet in G minor Op 27
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String Quartet in G minor Op 27

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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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Ensemble Fragaria Vesca
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
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor: ii Adagio
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Piano Concerto in A minor: ii Adagio
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No.1: In The Hall of The Mountain King
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Peer Gynt Suite No.1: In The Hall of The Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 1
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Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 1
Edvard Grieg
In the Hall of the Mountain King
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
Vanished Days, Op 57 No 1 (Lyric Pieces)
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Vanished Days, Op 57 No 1 (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
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Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
Edvard Grieg
Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)
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Cow-Call (25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances)
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
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Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces - Op.12 No.1 Arietta
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Lyric Pieces - Op.12 No.1 Arietta
Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Sonata No 2 in G major, Op 13 (2nd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Homeward, Op 62 No 6
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Homeward, Op 62 No 6
Edvard Grieg
Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55)
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Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55)
Edvard Grieg
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)
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