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
Zur Rosenzeit, from 'Six Songs, op. 48/5'
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Zur Rosenzeit, from 'Six Songs, op. 48/5'

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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
In The Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
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In The Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55
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Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance, Op 35, No 1 (Allegro marcato)
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Norwegian Dance, Op 35, No 1 (Allegro marcato)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 2
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Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 2
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
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Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
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
Norwegian Dance, Op.35 no.2
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Norwegian Dance, Op.35 no.2
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor (Op.24)
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Ballade in G minor (Op.24)
Edvard Grieg
Storm Clouds from 3 Piano Pieces, EG110-112
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Storm Clouds from 3 Piano Pieces, EG110-112
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
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
Violin Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 13 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 13 (3rd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74)
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4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices (Op.74)
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
Andante con moto
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Andante con moto
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces, Op. 12: No. 2 (Waltz)
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Lyric pieces, Op. 12: No. 2 (Waltz)
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces, Op. 12: No. 1 (Arietta)
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Lyric pieces, Op. 12: No. 1 (Arietta)
Edvard Grieg
Aase's Death (excerpt Peer Gynt suite No 1, Op 46)
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Aase's Death (excerpt Peer Gynt suite No 1, Op 46)
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3
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Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
Edvard Grieg
2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
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2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
Edvard Grieg
Ave Maris Stella
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Ave Maris Stella

Ave Maris Stella

Choir
Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Edvard Grieg
Slatter Op 72 [Norwegian peasant dances]
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Slatter Op 72 [Norwegian peasant dances]
Edvard Grieg
Morning
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Morning
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
Peer Gynt Suite No.1: Morning
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Peer Gynt Suite No.1: Morning
Edvard Grieg
Concerto for piano and orchestra (Op.16) in A minor, 3rd mvt; Allegro moderato..
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Concerto for piano and orchestra (Op.16) in A minor, 3rd mvt; Allegro moderato..

Concerto for piano and orchestra (Op.16) in A minor, 3rd mvt; Allegro moderato..

Performer
Ana-Marija Markovina
Peter Sommerer
Orchestra
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester
Edvard Grieg
Sonata No.2 in G major Op.13 for violin and piano
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Sonata No.2 in G major Op.13 for violin and piano
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor, Op 24
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Ballade in G minor, Op 24
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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

Performer
Vilde Frang Bjaerke
Jens Elvekjaer
Edvard Grieg
In The Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
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In The Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg
A Swan, Op.25 no.2
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A Swan, Op.25 no.2
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
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