Edvard Grieg

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Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was a Norwegian composer known for his songs, piano music, and the Peer Gynt suites. The composer was famous in his own lifetime, touring extensively to play and conduct his own works across Europe. Grieg's Romantic music is celebrated for its warmth and melody, evoking visions of the wild nature and fjords of Norway.

More about: Edvard Grieg


  • 1843 - 1907
    The life of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
  • 15 Jun 1843
    Edvard Grieg is born in Bergen, Norway.
  • 1858
    Edvard Grieg enrols at the Leipzig Conservatory.
  • 1863
    Edvard Grieg moves to Copenhagen.
  • 1867
    Edvard Grieg moves to the Norwegian capital Christiania (now Oslo).
  • Jun 1867
    Edvard Grieg marries his cousin Nina Hagerup.
  • 1868
    Edvard Grieg completes his Piano Concerto.
  • 1872
    The first performance of Sigurd Jorsalfar, written by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and with instrumental music by Edvard Grieg.
  • Feb 1876
    The first performance of Peer Gynt, written by Henrik Ibsen with instrumental music by Edvard Grieg.
  • 1884
    Edvard Grieg completes his Holberg Suite.
  • 1885
    Edvard Grieg begins to spend summers at Troldhaugen, his villa near Bergen.
  • 1897
    Edvard Grieg completes his Slåtter (Norwegian Dances).
  • 1906
    Edvard Grieg undertakes his final concert tour in England.
  • 4 Sep 1907
    Edvard Grieg dies of lung disease in Bergen, Norway.