Edvard Grieg

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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In Autumn - overture Op.11
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In Autumn - overture Op.11

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Edvard Grieg
Piano Sonata in E minor op 7
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Piano Sonata in E minor op 7
Edvard Grieg
Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 1
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Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 1
Edvard Grieg
Jesus Christ is risen, Op.74, No.3 (Jesus kristen er opfaren)
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Jesus Christ is risen, Op.74, No.3 (Jesus kristen er opfaren)
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
Ved Rondarne Op.33 No 9 & Kveldssang for Blakken Op 61. No 5
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Ved Rondarne Op.33 No 9 & Kveldssang for Blakken Op 61. No 5
Edvard Grieg
25 Norwegian Folksongs & Dances, Op. 17: 25. The Raven's Wedding in Krakalund
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25 Norwegian Folksongs & Dances, Op. 17: 25. The Raven's Wedding in Krakalund
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
Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
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Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
Edvard Grieg
Sonata for Violin and Piano no.2 in G major Op 13
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Sonata for Violin and Piano no.2 in G major Op 13
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos
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Sonata in G major (K.283) arr. Grieg for two pianos
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Solveij's Song
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Solveij's Song
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet in F major [unfinished]
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String Quartet in F major [unfinished]
Edvard Grieg
2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
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2 Elegiac melodies for string orchestra (Op.34)
Edvard Grieg
Violin Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 13
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Violin Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 13
Edvard Grieg
2 Elegiac melodies Op.34 (The last spring)
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2 Elegiac melodies Op.34 (The last spring)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt, Suite No.1
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Peer Gynt, Suite No.1
Edvard Grieg
Ave maris stella
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Ave maris stella
Edvard Grieg
Slatter Op 72 [Norwegian peasant dances]
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Slatter Op 72 [Norwegian peasant dances]
Edvard Grieg
Homage March (Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite)
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Homage March (Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite)
Edvard Grieg
Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt)
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Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt)

Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt)

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Olivia Warburton
Jâms Coleman
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Edvard Grieg
Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (Op.16)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra in A minor (Op.16)
Edvard Grieg
Selected Lyric Pieces - March of the Trolls (Op.54 No.3)
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Selected Lyric Pieces - March of the Trolls (Op.54 No.3)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Air)
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Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Air)

Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Air)

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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
Holberg Suite Op.40: 4th movement; Air
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Holberg Suite Op.40: 4th movement; Air
Edvard Grieg
Album Leaf and The Brook from Lyric Pieces
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Album Leaf and The Brook from Lyric Pieces
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
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Holberg Suite (Op.40) vers. for string orchestra
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
Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
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Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (3rd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Morning Mood (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
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Morning Mood (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
Edvard Grieg
Symphony in C minor. EG 119
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Symphony in C minor. EG 119

Symphony in C minor. EG 119

Conductor
Marcin Nalecz-Niesiolowski
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
Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for piano: Gavotte - Musette (third movement)
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Holberg suite (Op.40) vers. for piano: Gavotte - Musette (third movement)
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet in G minor, Op 27: III. Intermezzo
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String Quartet in G minor, Op 27: III. Intermezzo
Edvard Grieg
Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dances (Op.64)
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Symphonic Dances (Op.64)

Symphonic Dances (Op.64)

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Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Edvard Grieg
Sonata no. 3 in C minor Op.45
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Sonata no. 3 in C minor Op.45
Edvard Grieg
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
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Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
Edvard Grieg
Vanished Days, Op 57 No 1 (Lyric Pieces)
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Vanished Days, Op 57 No 1 (Lyric Pieces)
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
Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
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
Sylphe (Lyric pieces, Bk.7)
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Sylphe (Lyric pieces, Bk.7)
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor, Op 24
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Ballade in G minor, Op 24
Edvard Grieg
I Travelled One Lovely Summer's Eve (Five Poems, Op 26)
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I Travelled One Lovely Summer's Eve (Five Poems, Op 26)
Edvard Grieg
En Svane (A Swan) Op. 25 no. 2
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En Svane (A Swan) Op. 25 no. 2
Edvard Grieg
March of the Trolls (Lyric Pieces, Book 5)
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March of the Trolls (Lyric Pieces, Book 5)
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