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About Grieg


Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907) was the first Norwegian composer to achieve international stature. A consummate master of both melody and harmony, intimately familiar with the idiosyncrasies of Norwegian folk music, he created works that struck his hearers as fresh, charming, even exotic, music that was strangely and interestingly different from anything they had heard before.

The catalog of the complete works of Grieg consists of two parts. The first part comprises the compositions with opus numbers as assigned by Grieg himself. The second part lists the remaining compositions with the EG numbers assigned in

Vol. 20 of Edvard Grieg: Complete Works. Titles in the language used in the original composition are given in parentheses following the corresponding English titles.

Books and articles in English, Norwegian, and German.

It has been 114 years since Edvard Grieg died on September 4, 1907 in Bergen, Norway. Between 30,000 and 40,000 people honored him at this funeral.

This picture, dated July 25, 1907, might be the very last to be taken of him.

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