Camille Saint-Saens
Johannes Brahms
Jules Massenet
Peer Gynt
Charles Gounod
Franz Liszt

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Edvard Grieg

Knowledge Identifier: +Edvard_Grieg


Edvard Grieg

Norwegian composer and pianistadd

Category: Music (650)

Born in 1843.

Countries: Germany (20%), Norway (17%), France (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Camille Saint-Saens, Johannes Brahms

Linked to: Tanks Upper Secondary School, University of Music and Theatre Leipzig, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Aeolian Company




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Edvard Hagerup Grieg was born in Bergen on 15 June 1843. add something


His mother was his first piano teacher and taught him to play at the age of 6. add something


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. add something


Ole Bull - In the summer of 1858, Bull met the 15-year-old Edvard Grieg


In the spring of 1860, he survived a life-threatening lung disease. add something


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. add something


Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen - From 1862 to 1865 he studied with Ignaz Moscheles and Carl Reinecke at the Leipzig Conservatory, where Edvard Grieg and Johan Svendsen were among his fellow students; he studied privately with Karl Riedel


In 1863, Grieg went to Copenhagen , Denmark, and stayed there for three years. add something


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


Rikard Nordraak - In 1864, he met Edvard Grieg in Copenhagen and inspired him with the idea of devoting his genius to Norwegian melody and the cultivation of a specifically national art


Nordraak died in 1866, and Grieg composed a funeral march in his honor. add something


On 11 June 1867, Grieg married his first cousin, Nina Hagerup. add something


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. add something


In the summer of 1868, Grieg wrote his Piano Concerto in A minor while on holiday in Denmark. add something


Agathe Backer-Grondahl - In 1868 she debuted with the 26 year old Edvard Grieg as conductor of the Philharmonic Society

Major work

1868 - Piano Concerto by Edvard Grieg


Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16, composed in 1868.


Grieg met Franz Liszt in Rome in 1870. add something


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. add something

Major work

1875 - Peer Gynt: In The Hall Of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg


In the Hall of the Mountain King, composed in 1875.


Grieg had close ties with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and later became Music Director of the orchestra from 1880–1882. add something


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


Theodor Kirchner - In 1884 Brahms, Hanslick, Gade, Grieg and Hans von Bülow raised 30,000 marks to enable Kirchner to pay off his debts


Piano Concerto (Delius) - In 1887, Delius was in Leipzig, where he got to know Edvard Grieg, who presented him with a copy of his Piano Concerto at Christmas of the same year


In 1888, Grieg met Tchaikovsky in Leipzig. add something


Frederick Delius - In the spring of 1888, Sitt conducted Delius's "Florida Suite" for an audience of three: Grieg, Christian Sinding and the composer


Frederick Delius - At a dinner party in London in April 1888, Grieg finally convinced Julius Delius that his son's future lay in music


Jan Brandts Buys - He studied at the Raff Conservatory in Frankfurt and in 1892 settled in Vienna where he got to know Johannes Brahms, who, along with Edvard Grieg, praised his early works


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. add something


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


In 1906, he met the composer and pianist Percy Grainger in London. add something


Edvard Grieg died in the autumn of 1907, aged 64, after a long period of illness. add something


In a 1907 interview, Grieg stated: “I have written Norwegian Peasant Dances that no one in my country can play, and here comes this Australian who plays them as they ought to be played/ He is a genius that we Scandinavians cannot do other than love. add something


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


Johannes Pache - Still in 1936, Gamble Hinged Music Chicago published Pache in "Graded masterworks for strings" together with Edvard Grieg and Charles Gounod


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


Edwin Lester - One major triumph for the company was the 1944 operetta "Song of Norway" which Lester commissioned Milton Lazarus, Robert Wright, and George Forrest to create using the music of Edvard Grieg


Leopold Stokowski - Some of Stokowski's open-air HBSO concerts were broadcast and recorded, and have been issued on CD, including a collaboration with Percy Grainger on Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor in the summer of 1945


Simon Barere - On 2 April 1951, Barere suffered a cerebral hemorrhage during a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto at Carnegie Hall, with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra


Norwegian pianist Eva Knardahl recorded the composer's complete piano music during 1978 and 1980 add something


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 add something


Jules Massenet - It was released on compact disc in 2008, together with contemporary recordings by Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and others


Paul Dukas - Ed. Alison Latham, Oxford Music Online, accessed 19 March 2011 The author had intended the libretto to be set by Grieg but in 1899 he offered it to Dukas