GRIEG Edward


Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic eracomposers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity. Edvard Grieg is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him.