Edvard Hagerup Grieg
Born: 15 June 1843 Bergen, Norway
Great-grandfather: Alexander Greig was from Scotland. British consul in Bergen
Father: Alexander Grieg
Mother: Gesine Judithe Hagerup
Siblings: 1 brother - John, 3 sisters: Maren, Ingeborg Benedicte, Elisabeth
Partners: wife - 1st cousin Nina Hagerup, a talented singer.
Children: 1 son Alexandra. Died of meningitis at 13 months.
Death: 4 September 1907, age 64. Heart attack.
Grave: Ashes (and those of his wife Nina) in a fjord cliffside at his home Troldhaugen.
Master of piano and song.
- Over 150 piano compositions
- Over 140 songs
- Piano Concerto
- Cello Concerto
- 3 violin sonatas
- 2 Peer Gynt Suites
- Holberg Suite
- Lyric Pieces
- Elegaic Melodies
- "Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted... to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home."
- "Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take."
- "I am sure my music has a taste of codfish in it."