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 (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet in G minor, Op.27 (2nd mvt)

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Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No.1 in F Op.8
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Violin Sonata No.1 in F Op.8
Edvard Grieg
Sommerfugl
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Sommerfugl
Edvard Grieg
Fugue in F minor
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Fugue in F minor
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Suite No.2: Arabian Dance
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Peer Gynt, Suite No.2: Arabian Dance
Edvard Grieg
6 Songs, Op.48
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6 Songs, Op.48
Edvard Grieg
Notturno (Lyric Pieces, Op.54)
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Notturno (Lyric Pieces, Op.54)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for piano: Sarabande (second movement)
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Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for piano: Sarabande (second movement)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
Edvard Grieg
6 Songs, Op.48
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6 Songs, Op.48
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27
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String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27

String Quartet no 1 in G minor, Op 27

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Ensemble Fragaria Vesca
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
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Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
Edvard Grieg
Haugtussa - song cycle
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Haugtussa - song cycle
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
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
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
Violin Sonata No.2 in G major
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Violin Sonata No.2 in G major
Edvard Grieg
Notturno (Lyric Pieces, Op.54)
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Notturno (Lyric Pieces, Op.54)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Suite No.1
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Peer Gynt, Suite No.1
Edvard Grieg
Morning Mood (from Peer Gynt)
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Morning Mood (from Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)
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In The Hall Of The Mountain King (from Peer Gynt)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: In The Hall Of The Mountain King
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Peer Gynt, Op. 23: In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
6 Songs Op.48
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6 Songs Op.48
Edvard Grieg
Improvisations on two Norwegian songs Op.29
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Improvisations on two Norwegian songs Op.29
Edvard Grieg
Haugtussa Op.67
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Haugtussa Op.67
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor Op.24
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Ballade in G minor Op.24
Edvard Grieg
Lyric pieces - book 10 Op.71
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Lyric pieces - book 10 Op.71
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
Peer Gynt - Suite No 1 Op 46
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Peer Gynt - Suite No 1 Op 46
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet in F major
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String Quartet in F major
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16
Edvard Grieg
Sonata no. 3 in C minor Op.45
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Sonata no. 3 in C minor Op.45
Edvard Grieg
Sarabande (Aus Holberg's Zeit)
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Sarabande (Aus Holberg's Zeit)

Sarabande (Aus Holberg's Zeit)

Music Arranger
Maarten Jense
Ensemble
Sax Ecosse
Edvard Grieg
Carnival Scene, Op.19 no.3
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Carnival Scene, Op.19 no.3
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra, Op 34
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2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra, Op 34
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 2
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Symphonic Dance, Op 64 No 2
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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
Death of Asa from Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46 No. 1
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Death of Asa from Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46 No. 1
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
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op.16: 2. Adagio
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Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op.16: 2. Adagio
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet in G minor, Op 27 (Romanze arr Ardal)
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String Quartet in G minor, Op 27 (Romanze arr Ardal)
Edvard Grieg
Evening in the Mountains, Op.68`4
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Evening in the Mountains, Op.68`4

Evening in the Mountains, Op.68`4

Orchestra
West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
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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
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