Knowledge Identifier: +Edvard_Grieg
Category: Music (650)
Born in 1843.
Countries: Germany (20%), Norway (17%), France (13%)
Linked to: Tanks Upper Secondary School, University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Aeolian Company
In the summer of 1858, Grieg met the eminent Norwegian violinist Ole Bull, who was a family friend; Bull's brother was married to Grieg's aunt.
In 1862, he finished his studies in Leipzig and held his first concert in his home town, where his programme included Beethoven's Pathetique sonata.
Otto Winter Hjelm - He became a leading force in Norwegian music, established a music school in 1864 and founded the music Conservatory in Christiana with Edvard Grieg in 1866
In 1868, Franz Liszt, who had not yet met Grieg, wrote a testimonial for him to the Norwegian Ministry of Education, which led to Grieg's obtaining a travel grant.
Agathe Backer-Grondahl - In 1868 she debuted with the 26 year old Edvard Grieg as conductor of the Philharmonic Society
Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16, composed in 1868.www.youtube.com
In a 1874 letter to his friend Frants Beyer, Grieg expressed his unhappiness with what is now considered one of his most popular compositions from Peer Gynt, In the Hall of the Mountain King: "I have written something for the scene in the hall of the mountain King something that I literally can't bear listening to because it absolutely reeks of cow-pies, exaggerated Norwegian nationalism, and trollish self-satisfaction/ But I have a hunch that the irony will be discernible.
Peer Gynt: In The Hall Of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
In the Hall of the Mountain King, composed in 1875.www.youtube.com
Grieg had close ties with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and later became Music Director of the orchestra from 18801882.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - Bergen-born composer Edvard Grieg had close ties with the orchestra, and was artistic director from 1880 to 1882
Hans Sitt - Sitt is responsible for the best-known orchestration of Edvard Grieg's "Norwegian Dances", Op.35, an 1881 work for piano duet
Iver Holter - In the autumn of 1882, he followed Edvard Grieg as conductor for the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
George Henschel - The friendship lasted until Brahms's death; Henschel reports in his memoirs that he arrived in Vienna only hours too late to see Brahms before his passing, and that their last meeting had been at a restaurant in Leipzig in 1896, where they were joined by Edvard Grieg and Arthur Nikisch
Arthur De Greef - He was a friend of Edvard Grieg, whose Piano Concerto he had played publicly in 1898, and who called him "the best performer of my music I have met with"
Eva Nansen - Her last public concert was in December 1899, when she performed the newly composed "Haugtussa" song cycle, based by Edvard Grieg on Arne Garborg's poems
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra - Between 1901 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939, several virtuoso- and conductor-composers regularly performed their works with the orchestra, including Edvard Grieg, Arthur_Honegger, Leoncavallo, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Strauss, and Igor Stravinsky
In the spring 1903, Grieg made nine 78-rpm gramophone recordings of his piano music in Paris; all of these historic discs have been reissued on both LPs and CDs and, despite limited fidelity, show his artistry as a pianist.
Theodore Thomas (conductor) - During his tenure, Thomas introduced several new works to his Chicago audiences, including the United States premieres of works of Anton Bruckner, Dvo?ák, Edward Elgar, Alexander Glazunov, Edvard Grieg, Jules_Massenet, Bed?ich Smetana, Tchaikovsky, and his personal friend Richard Strauss who became the orchestra's first guest conductor, appearing with his wife Pauline de Ahna in April 1904 at Thomas's invitation
Robert Fischhof - In 1916, Fischhof wrote "Begegnungen auf meinem Lebensweg" about Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Pablo de Sarasate, Edvard Grieg, Charles_Gounod, Camille Saint-Saëns, Leoncavallo, Alexander Dumas, Guy de Maupassant and Emile Zola and other people involved in public life, opera and the theater
Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen - In the 1920s, his music was primary inspired by Norwegian folk songs and is considered harmonically influenced by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg
Astra Desmond - In recital, Desmond was noted for her performances of songs by Edvard Grieg about which she wrote a 25-page article in "Music and Letters" in 1941, reprinted in "Grieg
Norwegian pianist Eva Knardahl recorded the composer's complete piano music during 1978 and 1980
Peer Gynt - The 1993 production was not a fully staged version, but rather a drastically condensed concert version, narrated by Plummer, who played the title role, and accompanied by Edvard Grieg's complete incidental music for the play
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - In 2002 the orchestra began, as the first Norwegian orchestra ever, recording the complete orchestral works of Edvard Grieg, its former music director
The recordings were reissued in 2006 on 12 compact discs by BIS Records