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
1959 Concert in Rhythm II Ray Conniff 1
1963 Treasury of Great Operettas Various Artists 5 1
1966 Classics Up to Date James Last Orchestra 4
1969 Moog Rock Les Baxter 1
1972 Popular Piano Favourites John Ogdon 1
1973 Classics James Last 2
1973 Songs My Mother Taught Me Philharmonia Orchestra, Richard Bonynge, Dame Joan Sutherland 1
1974 Classics Up to Date, Volume 3 James Last 4
1979 Semprini Plays Favourite Piano Pieces Semprini 1
1984 Classics Up to Date, Volume 6 James Last 2
1984 Sibelius: Finlandia / Grieg: Holberg-Suite / Smetana: Vltava / Liszt: Les Préludes Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1985 Lollipops Philip Jones Brass Ensemble 1
1985 Famous Adagios (Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo) Various Artists 3 1
1987 Classics in the Air, Volume 3 Paul Mauriat 1
1987 Reflections of Norway The St. Olaf Choir, Kenneth Jennings 1
1987 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 1 Balázs Szokolay 2
1988 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 2 Péter Nagy 2
1988 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 3 Balázs Szokolay 2
1988 Romantic Violin Favorites Takako Nishizaki, Wolf Harden 3
1988 Orchestral Dances Various Artists 5 1
1988 Sabre Dance Various Artists 4 1
1988 Wunschkonzert / Kleine Stücke - Grosse Meister (disc 2) Various Artists 2 1
1989 Scandinavian Festival CSSR State Philharmonic (Košice), Richard Edlinger 1
1989 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 7 Péter Nagy 2
1989 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 9 Balázs Szokolay 2
1989 Moonlight Classics - Romantic Piano and Orchestra Various Artists 1
1990 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 5 Balázs Szokolay 1
1990 Classics by Moonlight James Last 3
1990 Reflections Robert Wagner Chorale 1
1990 St. Kentigern Suite Thomas Wilson; Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Rees 1
1990 The Instruments of Classical Music, Volume 7: The Piano Various Artists 1
1991 Engineer's Choice Various Artists 1
1991 Romantic Piano Favourites, Volume 6 Balázs Szokolay 2
1991 Zwischen Tag und Traum, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1991 Folk into Classic Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra 1
1991 Kleine Stücke großer Meister Vol. 2 Various Artists 1
1991 Style Brisé - The Broken Style Peter Blanchette 1
1991 Time-Life Library of Classical Favorites: Romantic Piano Concertos Various Artists 1
1992 Classic CD, Volume 27 Various Artists 1
1992 Riesaer Symphoniker Thomas Fanger (Dirigent) und Andreas Boyde (Klavier) 1
1992 The Queen Sonja International Music Competition 1992, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 Vienna Master Series: Classic Festival Various Artists 1
1993 Classic CD, Volume 33 Various Artists 1
1993 The Lark in the Clear Air James Galway 2
1993 Fantastische Symphonie Various Artists 1
1993 Favourite Motets From Westminster Cathedral (Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell, feat. organ: Iain Simcock) Various Artists 1
1993 A Classic Romance, Volume One Various Artists 1
1993 Cello Song Julian Lloyd Webber, John Lenehan 1
1993 Ludmila Ginsburg Various Artists 1
1993 Meditations at Sunset Various Artists 1

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