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Edvard Hagerup Grieg

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (Composer)

Born: 15th June 1843, Bergen

Died: 4th September 1907, Bergen

Nationality: Norwegian

Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway to international consciousness, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius did in Finland and Bedřich Smetana did in Bohemia.

Grieg is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him: the city's largest concert building (Grieg Hall), its most advanced music school (Grieg Academy) and its professional choir (Edvard Grieg Kor).

Further Reading: Grieg

 Recording of the Week, Edward Gardner conducts the incidental music from Grieg's Peer Gynt

Katherine embarks on a thrilling journey to the Hall of the Mountain-King in the company of Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic.

 Favourites, Edvard Grieg

David picks some of the best recordings of the works of the Norwegian Romantic nationalist, Edvard Grieg.

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