Edvard Grieg

1843 - 1907

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Edvard Hagerup Grieg ( GREEG, Norwegian: [ˈɛ̀dvɑɖ ˈhɑ̀ːɡərʉp ˈɡrɪɡː]; 15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the main 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 brought the music of Norway to international consciousness, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius did in Finland and Bedřich Smetana did in Bohemia.Grieg 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 concert building (Grieg Hall), its most advanced music school (Grieg Academy) and its professional choir (Edvard Grieg Kor). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edvard Grieg has received more than 1,787,815 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Edvard Grieg is the 15th most popular composer (up from 16th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Norway (up from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Composer.

Edvard Grieg is most famous for his compositions for the piano, including "Piano Concerto in A Minor," "Piano Concerto in E Minor," and "Peer Gynt Suite."

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Among composers, Edvard Grieg ranks 15 out of 1,228Before him are George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, and Robert Schumann. After him are Ennio Morricone, Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, and Gioachino Rossini.

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Among people born in 1843, Edvard Grieg ranks 1After him are Robert Koch, Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Camillo Golgi, Henry James, Louis Renault, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Charles Albert Gobat, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1907, Edvard Grieg ranks 2Before him is Dmitri Mendeleev. After him are Sully Prudhomme, Klara Hitler, Oscar II of Sweden, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Hector Malot, Henri Moissan, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Asaph Hall, and Giosuè Carducci.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Edvard Grieg ranks 3 out of 735Before him are Edvard Munch (1863) and Henrik Ibsen (1828). After him are Roald Amundsen (1872), Harald Fairhair (850), Knut Hamsun (1859), Rollo (846), Harald V of Norway (1937), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Erik the Red (950), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), and Thor Heyerdahl (1914).

Among COMPOSERS In Norway

Among composers born in Norway, Edvard Grieg ranks 1After him are Johan Halvorsen (1864), Johan Svendsen (1840), Christian Sinding (1856), Rikard Nordraak (1842), Knut Nystedt (1915), Harald Sæverud (1897), Geirr Tveitt (1908), Halfdan Kjerulf (1815), Fartein Valen (1887), Klaus Egge (1906), and Thomas Bergersen (1980).