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
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)
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Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46)

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Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op.65 no.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op.65 no.6
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Op.65 No.6
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet in G minor, Op.27 (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet in G minor, Op.27 (2nd mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op 40 (Praeludium)
Edvard Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)
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Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces)
Edvard Grieg
Ballade in G minor, Op 24
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Ballade in G minor, Op 24
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
3 Pieces from Slatter (Norwegian Peasant Dances), Op 72
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3 Pieces from Slatter (Norwegian Peasant Dances), Op 72
Edvard Grieg
String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 27) in G minor
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String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 27) in G minor

String Quartet No. 1 (Op. 27) in G minor

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Ensemble Fragaria Vesca
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
Scherzo (Lyric Pieces, Book 5)
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Scherzo (Lyric Pieces, Book 5)
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
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Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Praeludium)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 Op.46 i Morning
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Peer Gynt - suite no. 1 Op.46 i Morning
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt Suite no.1)
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Morning (Peer Gynt Suite no.1)
Edvard Grieg
The Enticement
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The Enticement
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46
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Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
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Morning (Peer Gynt, Op 23)
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
Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
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Lyric Pieces - selection from Books 1 & 2
Edvard Grieg
Notturno (Lyric Pieces, Op.54)
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Notturno (Lyric Pieces, Op.54)
Edvard Grieg
Gammelnorsk Romance met Variasjoner Op.51
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Gammelnorsk Romance met Variasjoner Op.51
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Rigaudon)
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Holberg Suite, Op.40 (Rigaudon)
Edvard Grieg
Last Spring, Op 33, No 2
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Last Spring, Op 33, No 2
Edvard Grieg
At the Wedding (Peer Gynt)
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At the Wedding (Peer Gynt)
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

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Vilde Frang Bjaerke
Jens Elvekjaer
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
Slatter Op 72 [Norwegian peasant dances]
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Slatter Op 72 [Norwegian peasant dances]
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
God's Son hath set me free (4 Psalms)
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God's Son hath set me free (4 Psalms)
Edvard Grieg
In Autumn, Op. 11
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In Autumn, Op. 11
Edvard Grieg
Little Bird (Lyric Pieces, Op 43 no 4)
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Little Bird (Lyric Pieces, Op 43 no 4)
Edvard Grieg
Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
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Symphony in C minor (4th mvt)
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite - The Death of Ase; In the Hall of the Moutain King
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Peer Gynt Suite - The Death of Ase; In the Hall of the Moutain King
Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.16
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Piano Concerto in A Minor Op.16
Edvard Grieg
Wedding day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Piees, Book 8, Op.65 No.6)
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Wedding day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Piees, Book 8, Op.65 No.6)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dances (Op.64)
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Symphonic Dances (Op.64)
Edvard Grieg
Brooklet [Lyric Pieces, Op.62'4]
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Brooklet [Lyric Pieces, Op.62'4]
Edvard Grieg
Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
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Triumphal March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar"
Edvard Grieg
Blabaer-Li (No. 3 from Haugtussa, Op. 67)
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Blabaer-Li (No. 3 from Haugtussa, Op. 67)
Edvard Grieg
Med en Vandlilje (Ibsensangene Op. 25)
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Med en Vandlilje (Ibsensangene Op. 25)
Edvard Grieg
Norwegisch (Lyric Pieces, Book 1 Op 12)
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Norwegisch (Lyric Pieces, Book 1 Op 12)
Edvard Grieg
Den hvide, røde Rose (EG137)
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Den hvide, røde Rose (EG137)
Edvard Grieg
Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
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Symphonic Dance No 3, Op 64
Edvard Grieg
Holberg Suite
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Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg
Grieg Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 4 'In the Hall of the Mountain King') Op 46
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Grieg Peer Gynt (suite No 1, mvt 4 'In the Hall of the Mountain King') Op 46
Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt (No 26, 'Solvejgs vuggevise') Op 23
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Peer Gynt (No 26, 'Solvejgs vuggevise') Op 23
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