Edvard Grieg

Biography

Born: 1843   Died: 1907   Country: Norway   Period: Romantic
Composer Edvard Grieg, the icon of Norwegian music, left his home in Bergen, Norway to study at the conservatory in Leipzig. There he began his formal musical education under the auspices of Ignaz Moscheles (piano) and Carl Reinecke (composition). While in school, the young composer saw the premiere of his first work, his String Quartet in D minor, performed in Karlshamn, Sweden. Despite being diagnosed with a form of tuberculosis, which left him Read more with only one functioning lung, Grieg graduated from the conservatory in 1862. The composer had an intense desire to develop a national style of composition, but recognized the importance of becoming well versed in the work of the European masters, and consequently relocated to Copenhagen, studying with Niels Gade. He was thus able to remain in Scandanavia, while working in a thriving cultural center. In 1867 against his family's better judgment, Grieg married his cousin Nina Hagerup, a talented pianist, but whose vocal abilities enchanted the composer even more. Shortly after their wedding, the couple moved to Oslo, where Grieg supported them by teaching piano and conducting. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout Europe and it was during a period of time spent in Denmark, the composer wrote his landmark opus, the Piano Concerto in A minor. The premiere was given in 1869, with Edmund Neupert as the soloist. The piece was received with an enthusiasm that would attach itself to the composer's reputation for the remainder of his career.

Grieg admired his literary contemporaries and forged a productive partnership with Bjötjerne Björnson, playwright and poet, with whom he staged performances of such works as Before a Southern Convert, and Bergliot. While Björnson struggled with his output, Grieg met and befriended Henrik Ibsen. The forthcoming collaboration would prove significant for both, as Grieg would supply incidental music to Ibsen's Peer Gynt. The premiere was performed to critical acclaim and eventually led to Grieg's scoring of Peer Gynt into Suites 1 and 2 (1888 and 1893 respectively).

As a result of the success of Peer Gynt, Grieg enjoyed tremendous celebrity and continued to travel extensively, often meeting internationally renowned composers such as Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Liszt, among others. In addition to a grant he was awarded in 1874, Grieg was able to earn the majority of his money by adhering to a vigorous schedule of recital tours. He served briefly as the music director of the Bergen Symphony Orchestra, and from 1880-1882, held the same position at the Bergen Harmonien. In 1885, Grieg and his wife relocated once again, this time to his native Bergen, Norway, where he built their celebrated home, Troldhaugen. The property, a popular tourist destination to this day, features a secondary building overlooking the water, which the composer used as his work area, as he could only work in solitude. He and his wife summered in Norway and departed each fall for European tours that would last the remainder of the year. Grieg also conducted extensively throughout his country.

Grieg was adored wherever he traveled and lived at a pace that would eventually catch up with him. Grieg died of chronic fatigue, with much credit given to his lifelong health problems, in his hometown of Bergen.

Norway's most famous composer, dedicated his career to the pursuit of a national sound. The respect he had for his predecessors illustrates the sincerity with which he worked towards this goal. He wrote in the Romantic tradition with, in his own words, the determination to "create a national form of music, which could give the Norwegian people an identity." Read less
Grieg: Piano Concerto & Peer Gynt / Bavouzet, Gardner, Bergen Philharmonic
Release Date: 01/05/2018   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 5190   Number of Discs: 1
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Grieg: Works For Piano Vol 2 / Pompa-baldi
Release Date: 09/27/2005   Label: Centaur Records  
Catalog: 2712   Number of Discs: 1
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Schumann, Grieg, Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos / Shelley, Greed, Opera North Orchestra
Release Date: 03/31/2009   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 10509   Number of Discs: 1
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Grieg: Music For String Orchestra / Engeset, Malmo Symphony
Release Date: 10/25/2011   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572403   Number of Discs: 1
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Grieg, Field, Mendelssohn / Daria Gloukhova
Release Date: 11/22/2011   Label: Centaur Records  
Catalog: 3145   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16

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  • 26.
    Tchaikovsky, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Goodyear
    Label: Steinway & Sons   Catalog: 30035 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Stewart Goodyear
    Conductor:  Stanislav Bogunia
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
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  • 27.
    Grieg: Complete Orchestral Works / Engeset
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 508015 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Edmund Neupert
    Performer:  Inger Dam-Jensen,  Palle Knudsen,  Hĺvard Gimse
    Conductor:  Bjarte Engeset
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra,  Malmo Chamber Choir,  Malmö Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 28.
    Rca Living Stereo Collection, Vol. 2
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 300350 Release Date: 05/13/2014   Number of Discs: 60
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Richard Strauss,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Artur Rubinstein,  Byron Janis,  Gary Graffman,  Vladimir Horowitz  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Krips,  Fritz Reiner,  Pierre Monteux,  Charles Munch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 29.
    Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, Piano Concerto... / O’Hora, Ermler, Judd
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1218 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Ronan O'Hora
    Conductor:  Mark Ermler,  James Judd
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Karajan And His Soloists, Vol. 1 (1948-1958)
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 633625 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Dinu Lipatti,  Walter Gieseking,  Dennis Brain,  Bernard Walton  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 31.
    Great Pianists - Legendary Recordings from Arrau, Cherkassky, Cziffra, Gilels, Katchen
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5114 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Frédéric Chopin,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Emil Gilels,  Claudio Arrau,  Julius Katchen,  György Cziffra  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Christoph von Dohnányi,  Otto Klemperer,  Rudolf Kempe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 32.
    Grieg: Piano Concerto In A; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 / Lugansky, Nagano
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 210 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Nikolai Lugansky
    Conductor:  Kent Nagano
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsches Symphony Orchestra
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  • 33.
    Grieg: Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16; Holberg Suite, Op. 40 / Boyagian, Pompa-Baldi, Ohio Philharmonic
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3311 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Antonio Pompa-Baldi
    Conductor:  Domenico Boyagian
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Piano Rhapsody / Roland Pontinen
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 9044 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Roland Pöntinen
    Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 35.
    Leon Fleisher - The Complete Album Collection
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 545997 Release Date: 07/16/2013   Number of Discs: 23
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  César Franck,  Frederick Delius  ... 
    Performer:  Leon Fleisher,  Jules Eskin,  Benita Valente,  Harold Wright  ... 
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Seiji Ozawa,  Leon Fleisher,  Szymon Goldberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Juilliard String Quartet,  Boston Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 36.
    Grieg: Piano Concertos & Lyric Pieces / Andsnes
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 322862 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Leif Ove Andsnes
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 37.
    A Musical Journey -  Switzerland: A Musical Visit To The Canton Of Ticino
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 2110313 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó
    Conductor:  András Ligeti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 38.
    Grieg, Liszt: Piano Concertos / Georges Cziffra
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5079 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Franz Liszt,  Jean-Baptiste Lully,  Domenico Scarlatti
    Performer:  György Cziffra
    Conductor:  Georges Tzipine,  André Cluytens
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
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  • 39.
    Clifford Curzon Edition - Complete Recordings [23 CDs + DVD]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001728400 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 24
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Clifford Curzon,  Irmgard Seefried,  Horst Günther,  Julius Patzak  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch,  George Szell,  Benjamin Britten,  Eduard van Beinum  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 40.
    Dances & Dreams - Gala Concert From Berlin 2011
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2058728 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Antonín Dvorák,  Edvard Grieg,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Evgeny Kissin
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 41.
    Richard Farrell - Complete Recordings Vol 1
    Label: Atoll Records (New Zealand)   Catalog: 208 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Richard Farrell
    Conductor:  George Weldon
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  • 42.
    Grieg: Peer Gynt; Piano Concerto / Kovacevich, Blomstedt, Davis
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001706702 Release Date: 07/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich
    Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt,  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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  • 43.
    The Very Best Of Sviatoslav Richter
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 21740 Release Date: 07/17/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter,  Georg Hörtnagel,  Dmitri Shebalin,  Valentin Berlinsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Lovro von Matacic,  Lorin Maazel,  Riccardo Muti
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  • 44.
    Grieg, Dvorak: Piano Concertos / Kondrashin , Richter, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Praga   Catalog: 350058 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter
    Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow State Symphony Orchestra
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  • 45.
    Grieg: Piano Concerto, Holberg Suite, Lyric Suite / Davidovich, Schwarz, Seattle Symphony
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8571206 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Bella Davidovich
    Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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  • 46.
    Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 64574 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Lars Vogt
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
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  • 47.
    Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Piano Concerto, Etc / Marriner, Ohlsson
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 94610 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 48.
    Tchaikovsky, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Jablonski, Maag
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 443174 Release Date: 03/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Peter Jablonski
    Conductor:  Peter Maag
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
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  • 49.
    Grieg, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos / Sa Chen, Lawrence Foster, Gulbenkian Orchestra
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186444 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Sa Chen
    Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Orchestra
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    Grieg, Liszt: Piano Concertos / Litton, Hough, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67824 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Stephen Hough
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
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