Norway's Greatest Composer

He painted with notes. He painted the people, the scenery, and the moods of Norway. In the immortal Peer Gynt Suites, Grieg captured the rising of the sun, the lamenting of a death, and, in "The Hall of the Mountain King," the imagery of a chase scene. His works contained what are yet today readily recognizable "tunes." As Grieg and his wife, Nina, strolled through the streets of Bergen, children would follow after, whistling these tunes, in tribute to the great composer. In the centuries ahead, surely the works of Grieg will continue to be whistled and hummed, and played by orchestras worldwide.


By Harald Herresthal 

Grieg, Remembered 

By Harald Herresthal 

Edvard Grieg Page


Maintained by John Jay Hilfiger 

Edvard Grieg's Biography

Biography, photos, caricature

From the Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen Online website with information on the museum at the Griegs' home near Bergen.  

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Brief biography, list of major works

From the "Classical Music Page" by Johan Alkerstedt 

Grieg, Edvard

Brief biography, list of his works, reference materials

HNH International 

Edvard Grieg


Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Grieg

Biography telling of Grieg's personality, piano playing style, and composing habits, with quotes from him.

Cheong Yew Choongl

Edvard Grieg

Timeline showing major events in the composer's life.

Desirae Randisi, Emery University

Hear Grieg
(if you have a player)

March of the Trolls
Piano Concerto in A Minor
Wedding Day At Troldhaugen

Peer Gynt Suite No. One
Ase's Death
Anitra's Dance
Hall of the Mountain King

Other selections

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