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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (June 15, 1843 - September 4, 1907) was a Norwegian composer of Scottish descent. He was born and died in Bergen.

Educated at the Leipzig Conservatory[?], and later by composer Niels Gade[?], Grieg is noted as a nationalist composer, drawing inspiration from Norwegian folk music. Early works include a symphony and a piano sonata. He also wrote three sonatas for piano and violin, and his many short pieces for piano led some to call him the Chopin of the north.

Grieg is probably best known for his incidental music to the play Peer Gynt[?] by Henrik Ibsen, and for his Piano Concerto in A minor. Other notable works include:

  • Holberg Suite (for string orchestra)
  • Ten volumes of Lyric Pieces (for piano)

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