Edvard Hagerup Grieg

Born: 1843-1907
Nationality: Norwegian
Education/Training: Leipzig Conservatory (Germany) with Ignaz Moscheles and with Carl Reinecke; graduated from the conservatory and traveled to Denmark to study composition with Niels Gade
Best Known For:
Peer Gynt, which was composed as incidental music for a play of the same time by Grieg's friend and preeminent playwright Henrik Ibsen, suites from Peer Gynt have remained favorites worldwide, though his music suffered considerable disregard after his death, Grieg was always enthusiastically received wherever he traveled throughout his lifetime
Notable Compositions:
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Peer Gynt, incidental music, Cello Sonata in A minor, Ein Traum for voice and piano, Ave maris stella for double chorus
Assignments: 1880-1882, music director of both Bergen Symphony and Bergen Harmonien; between 1867 and 1885, Grieg and his wife Nina (also his cousin) moved often and toured extensively, finally returning to Bergen in 1885
REPERTOIRE : Ave maris stella (Hail, Star of the ocean)
Embrace 01/23/2005
REPERTOIRE : Incidental Music, Peer Gynt Op. 23
LA Phil: Grieg 11/11/1993
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LA Phil: Grieg 11/14/1993
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