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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Sigurd Jorsalfar Edvard Grieg; Håkan Hagegård, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud 1
2004 Cello Concerto / Eight Songs (London Philharmonic Orchestra, feat. conductor: Vernon Handley, cello: Raphael Wallfisch) Edvard Grieg 1
2004 Grieg: Complete Solo Piano Music (piano: Gerhard Oppitz) Edvard Grieg; Gerhard Oppitz 1
2004 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor Grieg, Schumann; Leon Fleisher, George Szell 1
2004 Piano Concertos Grieg, Schumann; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi, Claudio Arrau 1
2005 Peer Gynt Edvard Grieg; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi, Peter Mattei, Camilla Tilling, Charlotte Hellekant 1
2005 Holberg Suite / Music for Strings Edvard Grieg; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud 2
2005 Peer Gynt Edvard Grieg; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud 1
2005 Pièces Lyriques (piano: Aldo Ciccolini) Edvard Grieg 1
2006 Coleção Folha de música clássica, volume 22: Bizet, Grieg Georges Bizet, Edvard Grieg; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2006 Intimate Voices Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen; Emerson String Quartet 2
2006 Norwegian Dances Edvard Grieg; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi 1
2006 Holberg Suite / Melodies for String Orchestra Edvard Grieg; Oslo Camerata, Stephan Barratt-Due 1
2006 The Violin Sonatas Edvard Grieg; Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez 1
2006 Peer Gynt Suites Edvard Grieg; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Ole Kristian Ruud 1
2006 Holberg Suite / Elegiac Melodies / Nordic Melodies / Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg; Willi Boskovsky, Stanley Black, Sir Charles Mackerras 1
2007 Olav Trygvason / Orchestral Songs Edvard Grieg 1
2007 String Quartets Edvard Grieg; Auryn Quartet 1
2007 Norwegian Dances / Ballade / Slåtter (Royal Scottish National Orchestra feat. conductor: Bjarte Engeset) Edvard Grieg 1
2007 Symphony in C minor / Three Pieces from ‘Sigurd Jorsalfar’ Grieg; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Bjarte Engeset 1
2007 Ballad for Edvard Grieg (piano: Leif Ove Andsnes) Edvard Grieg 1
2007 Choir Music Edvard Grieg; Det Norske Solistkor, Grete Pedersen 1
2007 Peer Gynt Suites / Six Orchestral Songs Edvard Grieg; Inger Dam-Jensen, Palle Knudsen, Malmö Symfony Orchestra, Bjarte Engeset 1
2008 Peer Gynt Suiten / Holberg Suite Edvard Grieg; Göteborgs Symfoniker, Neeme Järvi 1
2008 The Complete Orchestral Music Edvard Grieg 1
2008 String Quartets Joseph Haydn, Leif Solberg, Edvard Grieg; Engegårdkvartetten 2
2008 Cello sonata Op. 36 / Lyric Pieces (violoncello: Emmanuelle Bertrand, piano: Pascal Amoyel) Edvard Grieg 1
2008 Peer Gynt Suites (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Mark Ermler) Edvard Grieg 1
2009 Piano Concertos Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg, Camille Saint‐Saëns; Orchestra of Opera North, Howard Shelley 1
2009 Piano Concerto Edvard Grieg; Percy Grainger, Rolf Gupta, Rex Lawson, Kristiansand Symfoniorkester, Øyvind Bjorå 5 2
2011 The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 22: Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Grieg: Piano Concerto Brahms, Grieg; Arthur Rubinstein 1
2011 Sibelius: Finlandia / Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 / Alfven: Swedish Rhapsody No. 1 Sibelius, Grieg, Alfvén; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
2011 Music For String Orchestra / From Holberg’s Time / Lyric Suite Grieg; Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Bjarte Engeset 1
2011 Piano Concertos Grieg, Liszt; Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton, Stephen Hough 1
2012 Grieg: String Quartets Arranged for String Orchestra / Nordheim: Rendezvous Grieg, Nordheim; Oslo Camerata, Stephan Barratt-Due 1
2012 Music for String Orchestra Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti 1
2013 Two Elegiac Melodies for Piano, op. 34 Edvard Grieg; Stefan Jeschko 1
2013 Piano Concertos Grieg, Prokofiev; Nikolai Lugansky, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Kent Nagano 1
2014 Grieg: Piano Sonata / Notturno / Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses / Caprice / Liszt: Piano Sonata Grieg, Mendelssohn, Liszt; Alicia de Larrocha 1
2014 Complete Symphonic Works, Volume 4 Edvard Grieg; Herbert Schuch, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Eivind Aadland 1
2015 BBC Music, Volume 23, Number 13: Edvard Grieg: Incidental music from Peer Gynt / Stenhammar: Symphony no. 2 Grieg, Stenhammar 1
Art of Landscape: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2, Holberg Suite (The International Concert Orchestra feat. conductor: Viktor Zimmerman) Edvard Grieg 1
Ballades of Grieg and Chopin Grieg, Chopin; Michael Kim 1
Cello Sonata, op. 36 / Piano Sonata, op. 7 / Intermezzo Edvard Grieg; Øystein Birkeland, Håvard Gimse 1
Grieg: Peer Gynt — Suite No. 1, Rossini: Overtures Edvard Grieg, Gioachino Rossini; London Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra of London, Kenneth Alwyn 1
Grieg: Peer Gynt / Bizet: Carmen Suite Grieg, Bizet; Oivin Fjeldstad, London Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch, Philharmonia Orchestra 1
Grieg: Piano Concerto / R. Strauss: Burleske / Franck: Variations Symphoniques Grieg, R. Strauss, Franck; Michel Dalberto, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Philharmonia Orchestra 1
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Rakhmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 Grieg, Rakhmaninov; Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer, Indrek Laul 1
Lieben Sie Grieg? Edvard Grieg 1
Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 / Grieg: Piano Concerto Grieg, Liszt; Van Cliburn, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1

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