Edvard Grieg

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Edvard Hagerup Grieg (Norwegian: [ ˈɛdʋɑɖ ˈhɑːɡərʉp ˈɡrɪɡ]; 15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he traveled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him: the city's largest building (Grieg Hall), its most advanced music school (Grieg Academy), its professional choir (Edvard Grieg Kor), and even some private companies that include its largest hotel (Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg), and a music technology developer (Grieg Music). The Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen (Grieg's former home in Bergen) is dedicated to his legacy.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Piano Concertos Maurice Ravel, Edvard Grieg; Mee Chou Lee, Dubravka Tomšič, Ljubljana Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut 1
Romantische Klavierwerke Liszt, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Grieg 1
Schubert: Die Unvollendete / Grieg: Peer-Gynt-Suite Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg 1
Selected Works Edvard Grieg 1
Splendeurs du Nord Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius 1
Tchaikovsky: Concerto no. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23 / Grieg: Concerto in A minor, op. 16 Tchaikovsky, Grieg; Nelson Freire, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe 1
The Best of Grieg, No. 1 Edvard Grieg 1
The Greatest Classical Hits Edvard Grieg 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Grieg: Piano Concerto / Debussy: Préludes Book 1 Grieg, Debussy; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Piano Concerto / Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg; Javier Perianes, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Songs of Dvorak and Grieg Dvořák, Grieg; Dorothy Warenskjold, The Concert Arts Orchestra, George Greeley 5 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Peer Gynt Suites I & II Edvard Grieg 1
2002 Grieg - Concerto in la min., op. 16, Peer Gynt, op. 23 Edvard Grieg 1
2012 Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46 Edvard Grieg; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
Grieg: Famous Works Edvard Grieg 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 12 Edvard Grieg 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Grieg's Greatest Hits Edvard Grieg 1
1987 The Grieg Collection Edvard Grieg; London Philharmonic Orchestra,The Royal Danish Symphony Orchestra 2
1998 Peer Gynt-Suiten / Klavierkonzert Grieg; Géza Anda, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, Rafael Kubelík 1
1999 Peer Gynt Suite / Holberg Suite Edvard Grieg 1
2002 Norway in Music 2: The Grieg Collection Edvard Grieg 1
2002 Sonatas for Violin & Piano Edvard Grieg 1
2003 Rhapsody in Blue: Tchaikiovsky / Grieg Piano Concertos Tchaikiovsky / Grieg 1
Grieg, Norwegian Idyll Edvard Grieg 1
Lyric Pieces, Volume 1 Edvard Grieg 1
Meisterwerke der klassischen Musik Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt (Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Kasice) Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt (Excerpts) (Sylvia McNair, Petteri Salomaa, Jeffrey Tate) Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt / Piano Concerto Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt / Piano Concerto (Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra) Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt, Sigurd Jorsalfar - Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra Edvard Grieg 1
Serenāde / Solveigas dziesma no "Pērs Gints" Toselli / Grieg 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Edvard Grieg Edition Edvard Grieg 1
Piano Concerto - Peer Gynt Suites Edvard Grieg 1

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