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Edvard Grieg

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Grieg

Edvard Grieg is the most important Norwegian composer of the later 19th century, a period of growing national consciousness. As a child, he was encouraged by the violinist Ole Bull, a friend of his parents, and studied at the Leipzig Conservatory on his suggestion. His teacher was the famous Ignaz Moscheles.

After a period at home in Norway he moved to Copenhagen and it was there that he met the young composer Rikard Nordraak, an enthusiastic champion of Norwegian music and a decisive influence on him. He also met Hans Christian Andersen and Nils Gade.

Grieg's own performances of Norwegian music, often with his wife, the singer Nina Hagerup, established him as a leading figure in the music of his own country, bringing subsequent collaboration in the theatre with Bjørnson and with Ibsen. He continued to divide his time between composition and activity in the concert-hall until his death in 1907.

Recordings

[Edvard Grieg: Piano Concert, Lyric Pieces, Sonata for Piano]
Piano Concert, Lyric Pieces, Sonata for Piano
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[Edvard Grieg: Violin Sonata]
Violin Sonata
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Im Balladenton

Level of difficulty: easyLevel of difficulty: easy

by Edvard Grieg
arranged for viola and piano by Hermann Große-Schware

idyllic  (3 min)


 

Elegie

Level of difficulty: mediumLevel of difficulty: mediumLevel of difficulty: medium

by Edvard Grieg
arranged for viola and piano by Hermann Große-Schware

expressive  (2 min)


The Goblin

Level of difficulty: mediumLevel of difficulty: mediumLevel of difficulty: medium

by Edvard Grieg
arranged for viola and piano by Hermann Große-Schware

grotesque scherzo  (2 min)