Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Edvard Grieg (Tully Potter collection)Edvard Grieg (Tully Potter collection)

Introduction

Grieg’s music is Norway in just the same way that Elgar and Vaughan Williams are England. It is full of the idioms of Norwegian folk music synthesised with the German Romantic tradition. Like Chopin, Grieg was more comfortable in miniatures than large forms (his early symphony was not a success), used the piano for the vast bulk of his musical expression and fed off a proud nationalism. Read the full biography.

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Orchestral Chamber/Inst. Vocal

Peer Gynt  Piano Works Songs

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Piano Concerto Violin Sonatas

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