Edvard Grieg Biography

Edvard Grieg
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Birthday: June 15, 1843

Died At Age: 64

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Edvard Hagerup Grieg

Born Country: Norway

Born in: Bergen, Norway

Famous as: Pianist, Composer

Pianists Composers

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Nina Grieg (m. 1867–1907), Nina Grieg (m. 1867–1907)

father: Alexander Grieg

mother: Gesine Hagerup

siblings: Elisabeth, Ingeborg Benedicte, John Grieg, Maren

children: Alexandra Grieg

Died on: September 4, 1907

place of death: Bergen, Norway

City: Bergen, Norway

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education: Leipzig Conservatory (1862)

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Who was Edvard Grieg?

Known for his concertos and piano miniatures, Edvard Grieg contributed immensely to the world of music in Norway. His works became popular all over the world, and most of his music was inspired from his own emotions, real life scenarios and a lot of descriptive imagery. Norway was never known for its love for the arts or anything creative. One would always ponder over how a small country like Norway came up with and nurtured a musical genius such as Edvard Grieg. His love for folk music, landscapes and traditions seamlessly penetrated the creative boundaries of his music and he grew to become one of the most prominent names in the country. Grieg lived and dreamt music, and it was this dream that brought him to his evergreen masterpiece, the ‘Piano Concerto in A minor’. To know more on the life of Edvard Grieg, read on the biography below.

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