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
Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55
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Peer Gynt Suite No 2, Op 55

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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
Peer Gynt Incidental music
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Peer Gynt Incidental music
Edvard Grieg
Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
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Homage (Sigurd Jorsalfar)
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
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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
Daniel Herscovitch
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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
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1
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Symphonic Dance Op 64 no.1
Edvard Grieg
Ave maris stella
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Ave maris stella

Ave maris stella

Performer
Alan Horsey
Conductor
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, Op 35 No 3
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Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 3
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
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Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
Edvard Grieg
Sonata no. 2 in G major Op.13 for violin and piano, 3rd movement
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Sonata no. 2 in G major Op.13 for violin and piano, 3rd movement
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op.40
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Holberg Suite, Op.40
Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
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Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
Edvard Grieg
From Early Years (Lyric Pieces, Op.68)
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From Early Years (Lyric Pieces, Op.68)
Edvard Grieg
4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)
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4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)

4 Psalms for baritone and mixed voices, Op 74 (excerpts)

Choir
Norwegian Soloists' Choir
Conductor
Grete Helgerod
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
Edvard Grieg
March of the Trolls (Lyric Pieces, Bk 5)
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March of the Trolls (Lyric Pieces, Bk 5)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite Op 40
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Holberg Suite Op 40
Edvard Grieg
Solitary traveller Op.43 no.2
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Solitary traveller Op.43 no.2
Edvard Grieg
Six Songs op 48
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Six Songs op 48
Edvard Grieg
Andante con moto in C minor for piano trio
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Andante con moto in C minor for piano trio
Edvard Grieg
Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt, Op.23)
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Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt, Op.23)
Edvard Grieg
Cello Sonata in A minor Op 36
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Cello Sonata in A minor Op 36
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
How fair thou art from Four Hymns Op. 74
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How fair thou art from Four Hymns Op. 74
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt - Suite No 1 Op 46
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Peer Gynt - Suite No 1 Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Notturno, Op 54 no 4
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Notturno, Op 54 no 4
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]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata in C major, K545 arr Grieg (1st mvt)
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Piano Sonata in C major, K545 arr Grieg (1st mvt)
Edvard Grieg
In the Hall of the Mountain King
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
Homewards Op.62 6 'Hjemad'
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Homewards Op.62 6 'Hjemad'
Edvard Grieg
Cradle Song Op.68 5 'Bådnlåt'
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Cradle Song Op.68 5 'Bådnlåt'
Edvard Grieg
Evening in the Mountains Op.68 4 'Aften på højfjellet'
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Evening in the Mountains Op.68 4 'Aften på højfjellet'
Edvard Grieg
The Brook Op.62 4 'Bekken'
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The Brook Op.62 4 'Bekken'
Edvard Grieg
Vanished Days Op.57 1 'Svundne dager'
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Vanished Days Op.57 1 'Svundne dager'
Edvard Grieg
Puck (Little Troll) Op.71 3 'Småtroll'
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Puck (Little Troll) Op.71 3 'Småtroll'
Edvard Grieg
March of the Trolls Op.54 3 'Trolltog'
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March of the Trolls Op.54 3 'Trolltog'
Edvard Grieg
To Spring Op.43 6 'Til våren'
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To Spring Op.43 6 'Til våren'
Edvard Grieg
Bellringing Op.54 6 'Klokkeklang'
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Bellringing Op.54 6 'Klokkeklang'
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No.2
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Peer Gynt Suite No.2
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
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