Edvard Grieg

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Edvard Hagerup Grieg

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843 - September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer, director and pianist who was born in Bergen. His family and last name originally came from Scotland.

Edvard Grieg was a well known nationalist composer being influenced by Scandinavian folk music and folklore. He wrote compositions in the romantic style of his time but later on in his life he started to create his own musical language influenced by folk music. His goal was to create music for the people; compositions anyone could appreciate.

One of the most famous compositions he wrote is called the Peer Gynt suite . It’s based on a story written by Henrick Ibsen about a young boy who goes on a journey where he sees the world and tries to become a important person, only to return back home where he discovers peace and acceptance.

Works

For the complete list see List of compositions by Edvard Grieg