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
Peer Gynt - Vollständige Bühnenmusik (Originalfassung) Grieg; Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Herbert Blomstedt, Rundfunkchor Leipzig 1
Peer Gynt / Aus Holbergs Zeit / Elegische Meldodien Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt / Piano Concerto Grieg; Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir Neville Marriner, Cécile Ousset 1
Peer Gynt Suite 1&2 - Suite in G major Op.40 (Holberg Suite) Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 & no. 2 / Piano Concerto Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 (Slowakishe Philharmonie, conductor: Libor Pesek) Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 (The European Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Hymisher Greenburg) Edvard Grieg 1
Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 / Suite in G major Op. 40 "Holberg Suite" Edvard Grieg; Slovak Philharmonic, Libor Pešek 2
Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 & No. 2 / Norwegian Dance No. 2 / Homage March (New Philharmonia & Philadelphia Orchestras feat. conductors: Andrew Davis and Eugene Ormandy) Edvard Grieg 1
Piano Concerto / Holberg Suite Edvard Grieg; Slovenská filharmónia, Libor Pešek 1
Piano Concerto and Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg 1
Piano Concerto in A Minor - Peer Gynt Suite (London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. piano: Peter Katin) Edvard Grieg 1
Piano Concertos Tchaikovsky, Grieg; Arthur Rubinstein 1
Piano Concertos Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann; Slovak Philharmonic, Bystrík Režucha, Marián Lapšanský 1
Piano Concertos (Philharmonia Slavonica feat: conductor: Alberto Lizzio, piano: Dubravka Tomšič) Schumann / Grieg 1
Piano Concertos (Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra) Schumann / Grieg 1
Piano Concertos / Variations Symphonique Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann, César Franck; John Ogdon, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Berglund, Sir John Barbirolli 1
Pieces for Piano Grieg; Mikhail Pletnev 1
Rachmaninov: Concerto pour piano no. 2, op. 18 / Grieg: Concerto pour piano, op. 16 Sergei Rachmaninov, Edvard Grieg; François-René Duchâble, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Theodor Guschlbauer 1
Sonatas for Violin and Piano Edvard Grieg; Josef Suk, Susan Kagan 1
Sonaten für Violine und Klavier Edvard Grieg; Egon Morbitzer, Michael Stöckigt 1
The Great Composers: 37 - Grieg: Peer Gynt & Piano Concerto in A Op. 16 Grieg; Utah Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Abravanel, Grant Johannesen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites / Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suites Grieg, Bizet; Bamberg Symphony, Jonel Perlea, Marcel Couraud 1
1977 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor / Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 Grieg, Liszt; Earl Wild, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
1977 Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Grieg: Piano Concerto Rachmaninoff, Edvard Grieg; Eugene List, Siegfried Landau, Westfälisches Sinfonie-Orchester, Matthias Kuntzsch, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker 2
1984 Lyric Pieces Edvard Grieg; Walter Gieseking 1
1986 Les Triomphes de Karajan Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Liszt, Strauss, Bizet, Grieg, Suppé; Karajan 1
1987 Greatest Hits: Piano Concerto / Peer Gynt Suites (Royal Promenade Orchestra of London feat. conductor: Alfred Gehardt) Edvard Grieg 1
1987 Grieg: Holberg Suite / Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies / Tchaikovsky: Serenade Edvard Grieg, Пётр Ильич Чайковский; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 2
1988 Grieg: "Peer Gynt" Suites I & II / Tchaikovsky: Serenade for String Orchestra Op 48 Grieg / Tchaikovsky 1
1988 Peer Gynt: Overture - Suites Nos. 1 & 2 / Lyric Pieces / Sigurd Jorsalfar / Wedding Day at Troldhaugen / Norwegian Bridal Procession Grieg; CSSR State Philharmonic Orchestra (Košice), Stephen Gunzenhauser 2
1990 Peer Gynt / Norwegian Dances / Old Norwegian Romance (English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Raymond Leppard) Edvard Grieg 1
1990 Concerto pour piano Edvard Grieg 1
1990 Finlandia: The Music of Sibelius and Grieg Sibelius, Grieg 1
1990 Svjatoslav Richter spielt Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, Edvard Grieg; Svjatoslav Richter 1
1991 Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos / Franck: Symphonic Variations Grieg, Schumann, Franck; Clifford Curzon, Friedrich Gulda 2
1991 Grieg: Piano Concerto / Schumann: Piano Concerto Eugene Ormandy, Robert Schumann; Philippe Entremont, Rudolf Serkin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1991 Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 / Romeo Juliet Edvard Grieg 1
1992 The Glenn Gould Edition: Grieg / Bizet / Sibelius Edvard Grieg, Georges Bizet, Jean Sibelius; Glenn Gould 2
1992 The Best of Grieg Edvard Grieg 2
1992 The Classical Collection 9: Grieg: The Spirit of Norway Edvard Grieg 4
1993 The Best of Grieg (English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Colin Davis) Edvard Grieg 1
1993 Souvenirs of Scandinavia Grieg, Sibelius, Nielsen; CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi 1
1994 Konzert für Klavier und Orchester / Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 / Peer Gynt Suite no. 2 Edvard Grieg; Anda Géza, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelík 1
1994 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 9: Chamber Music Collection I Mozart, Handel, Grieg, Sinding; Heifetz 1
1995 Peer Gynt / Piano Concerto etc. Grieg, Schumann, Franck; John Ogdon, Paavo Berglund, Sir John Barbirolli 1
1995 Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites nos. 1 & 2 / Sibelius: Finlandia / Valse Triste / Swan of Tuonela Grieg, Sibelius; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 3
1995 Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54 / Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor op. 16 / Piano Sonata in E minor op. 7 Schumann, Grieg 5 1
1995 Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela / Nielsen: Helios Overture / Grieg: Holberg Suite Sibelius, Nielsen, Grieg; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky 1
1997 Complete Piano Music Edvard Grieg; Einar Steen-Nøkleberg 1

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