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
Tchaikovsky, Grieg: Piano Concertos / Stewart Goodyear
Release Date: 06/10/2014   Label: Steinway & Sons  
Catalog: 30035   Number of Discs: 1
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Grieg: Olav Trygvason; Landkjenning; Sigurd Jorsalfar / Engeset, Malmo Symphony
Release Date: 11/19/2013   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573045   Number of Discs: 1
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Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos
Release Date: 03/11/2014   Label: Alba  
Catalog: 356   Number of Discs: 1
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Edvard Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. 4
Release Date: 10/14/2014   Label: Audite  
Catalog: 92670   Number of Discs: 1
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Grieg, Mendelssohn: Psalms / Kvam, Oslo Cathedral Choir
Release Date: 08/14/2012   Label: Nimbus  
Catalog: 5171   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Holberg Suite

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    Edvard Grieg: Holberg Variations
    Label: Simax   Catalog: 1332 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Erlend Skomsvoll
    Performer:  Christian Ihle Hadland,  Erlend Skomsvoll
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    Herbert Von Karajan: 3 Classic Albums - Mozart, Bizet, Resphighi
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002120002 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Edvard Grieg,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    The Argo Years / Neville Marriner, Academy Of St Martin In The Fields [28-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002081902 Release Date: 06/03/2014   Number of Discs: 28
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Giuseppe Torelli,  Pietro Antonio Locatelli  ... 
    Performer:  Gwynne Howell,  Philip Langridge,  Anna Reynolds,  Elly Ameling  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
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    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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    Mozart, Grieg & Telemann
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90815 Release Date: 04/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Patrick DeRitis,  Karl-Heinz Schutz,  Florian Zwiauer
    Conductor:  Dmitri Kitayenko
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    Mats Claesson Interprets Holberg Suite
    Label: Lawo Classics   Catalog: 1047 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Mats Claesson
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    Werke Von Edvard Grieg Und Lars-erik Larsson
    Label: Antes Edition   Catalog: 319288 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Lars-Erik Larsson
    Conductor:  Ola Rudner
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    Berlin Philharmonic - Centenary Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001923302 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz,  Richard Wagner,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Géza Anda,  Walter Berry,  Gundula Janowitz,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan  ... 
    Conductor:  Arthur Nikisch,  Alfred Hertz,  Richard Strauss,  Bruno Walter  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein,  Swedish Radio Chorus  ... 
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    Ensemble Allegria
    Label: Lawo Classics   Catalog: 1044 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Johan Kvandal,  Odd Gruner-Hegge,  Knut Nystedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Allegria
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    Fairy Tales
    Label: Champs Hill Records   Catalog: 55 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Moritz Moszkowski,  Václav Trojan,  Artem Vassiliev,  Edvard Grieg  ... 
    Performer:  Ksenija Sidorova,  Thomas Gould
    Conductor:  Clark Rundell
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    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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    Nordic Spring
    Label: Simax   Catalog: 1264 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Kurt Atterberg,  Johan Svendsen,  Carl Nielsen  ... 
    Performer:  Lars Anders Tomter,  Terje Tonnesen
    Conductor:  Terje Tonnesen,  Norwegian Chamber Orchest
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    Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Holberg Suite
    Label: Audiophile Classics   Catalog: 7702071 Release Date: 05/03/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
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    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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    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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    Grieg: Holberg Suite, Erotikk, Elegiac Melodies / Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1877 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Conductor:  Richard Tognetti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Australian Chamber Orchestra
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    Piano Music For Two Guitars / Arabesque Duo
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 3194 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Johannes Brahms,  Joaquin Turina,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Kathrin Murray,  Troy King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabesque Duo
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    Rudolf Ganz Am Klavier Und Als Dirigent
    Label: Guild   Catalog: 2377 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Adolf Jensen,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Rudolf Ganz
    Conductor:  Rudolf Ganz
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    The Decca Sound [50-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001619902 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Claude Debussy,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Teresa Berganza,  Alfredo Campoli,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Anatole Fistoulari,  Vladimir Ashkenazy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Scandinavian Serenade
    Label: Crd Records   Catalog: 3342 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Jean Sibelius,  Dag Wirén,  Carl Nielsen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Baroque Ensemble
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    Grieg: Music For String Orchestra / Engeset, Malmo Symphony
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572403 Release Date: 10/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Conductor:  Bjarte Engeset
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Malmö Symphony Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. 2 / Aadland, WDR SO Koln
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 2579 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wdr Sinfonieorchester Köln
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  • 23.
    Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites; Holberg Suite; Wedding Day At Troldhagen
    Label: Abc Classics   Catalog: 945906 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Conductor:  Sebastian Lang-Lessing
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  • 24.
    Marriner & The Academy - 20th-Century Classics [10-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001553402 Release Date: 05/24/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Richard Strauss,  Richard Wagner,  Heinrich Baermann  ... 
    Performer:  Jack Brymer,  John Ogdon,  John Wilbraham,  Michael Laird  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Grieg: Complete Works For Piano Solo Vol 2 / Gerhard Oppitz
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 61569 Release Date: 02/18/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg
    Performer:  Gerhard Oppitz
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