Edvard Grieg

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Edvard Grieg) Biography Edvard Grieg (Edvard Grieg) Edvard Grieg (06/15/1843 – 04/09/1907) – Norwegian composer. The first piano lessons from his mother received, a good pianist. On the talent of the young Grieg drew attention to the famous Norwegian violinist and composer G. Bull, on the advice of which Grieg was sent to the Leipzig Conservatory. There his teachers were E. Wenzel and I. Moscheles (piano), M. Hauptman, EF Richter and Carl Reinecke (composition). In 1863 he moved to Copenhagen, where started to be engaged y the most prominent Danish composers N. Gade and E. Hartman, headed in while a national direction of in the Scandinavian music. Of great importance for the creative development of Grieg also had friendship with the early deceased Norwegian composer R. Nurdrokom, a tireless promoter of national art. With him he Grieg organized in 1865 in Copenhagen, “Society Euterpe”for the promotion of young Scandinavian composers. In the years come and the first works of Grieg, painted a peculiar national coloring – small piano pieces, a sonata for piano, 1st Violin Sonata, Overture for Orchestra,”autumn”. In the years 1867-1874 Grieg was the conductor of the Philharmonic Society in Christiania. Along with the works of Scandinavian composers, he introduces students to the works of Schumann. Liszt. Wagner. In 1871, together with the composer J. Swensen Grieg founded the Musical Society, advocate symphonic music and to play a significant role in the cultural life of Norway. From 1880, he lived in his hometown of Bergen; Here he led the Musical Society “Harmony”. In 1888, in Leipzig, Grieg became acquainted with Tchaikovsky. transformed into a friendly relationship. In 1893 he together with Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens. Boito and Bruch received an honorary doctorate in music at Cambridge University. Composer Grieg intense activity combined with tours to places in France, Germany, Great Britain (in 1899 he refused to serve in Paris to protest against the Dreyfus affair). The originality of Grieg’s creativity is based on the wide use of elements of folk music. “I drew on the rich store of folk Norwegian songs – he wrote – and tried to create a national art from this hitherto unrecognized source of the people’s soul.”In the works of Grieg reflected folk tales and legends, songs and dances; composer draws in their paintings of Norwegian nature.”His music is imbued with a charming melancholy, reflecting the beauty of Norwegian nature, majestically broad and ambitious, the greyish, modest, shabby, but for the soul northerner always incredibly charming, there is something close to us, dear.”- Tchaikovsky wrote the music of Edvard Grieg. Grieg has created a large number of excellent songs and piano pieces. Among the latter – the sonata, ten notebooks”Lyric Pieces”cycles”Pictures of people’s life,””Norwegian Peasant Dances” and more. Very popular chamber works by Grieg – his three sonatas for violin and piano (especially the 1st and 3rd), Sonata for cello and piano, string quartet. An excellent pianist, wrote Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, widely spread throughout the world. From symphonic works by Grieg received universal recognition Suite”Sigurd the Crusader”and especially the two suites of music for Ibsen’s play”Peer Gynt” (all music is composed of 23 rooms). Grieg value is extremely high in the history of not only the Norwegian and Scandinavian, but also the whole world of music. His works had an enormous influence on the work of subsequent generations of Scandinavian composers. M. Yu Mirkin. References to this page
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