Edvard Grieg

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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (Bergen, Norway, 1843 – Troldhaugen, Norway, 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist.

Grieg is the greatest composer Norway has fostered... his music became immensely popular. Around the turn of the (XXth) century, it was performed the world over, not only in the great concert halls, but in cafés and restaurants everywhere. [1]

"One must first be a human being. All true art grows out of that which is distinctively human."

In 1926, Maurice Ravel said: " The generation of French composers to which I belong has been strongly attracted to his music. There is no composer to whom I feel a closer affinity -- besides Debussy -- than Grieg."

In 1867, Grieg married his cousin Nina Hagerup.

Some works

  • Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major.
  • Piano Concerto in A minor.
  • Incidental music to Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. (Usually heard as one of the two concert suites.)
  • Holberg Suite
  • Lyric Pieces for piano.
  • Norwegian Dances.

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