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Translating the Past to Today: Grieg’s Holberg Suite
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) brought the music of Norway out of the shadow of the other Scandinavian countries. Musically educated at the Leipzig Conservatory, he returned home having met a world of international composers from England’s Arthur Sullivan, Denmark’s Niels Gade,
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International Inspiration: Grieg, Grainger, and Delius
We often forget the connections between composers. When you start to look at who knew who, particularly in the 20th century, connections are not only local but also international. The Australian composer Percy Grainger (1882-1961) knew the piano works of
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Edvard Munch — Henrik Ibsen — Edvard Grieg
A recent exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia ‘Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life’ brought together works of the two painters, the Abstract Expressionist Jasper Johns (1930-) and the Norwegian
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Minors of the Majors
Edvard Grieg: 25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances, Op. 17
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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The Many Mountain Kings
Grieg’s Peer Gynt
In Act II of Edvard Grieg’s music of the play Peer Gynt, our eponymous hero enters the hall of the mountain king. As the scene’s introduction describes: “There is a great crowd of troll courtiers, gnomes and goblins. The Troll
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Muses and Musings
Edvard Grieg and Teresina Tua
“To all appearances,” Edvard Grieg wrote in 1882,”I am living a more peaceful life than ever before, but in reality it is a life full of inward struggle. I am both spiritually and bodily unwell and decide every other day
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Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol.1
Symphonic Dances Op.64 (Allegretto grazioso) Eivind Aadland, conductor WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln From Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol.1 (2011) Released by Audite! Symphonic Dances Op.64 (Allegretto grazioso) Let’s discover Norwegian violinist and conductor Eivind Aadland, with strong connection to folk music,
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