15 June 1843: Birthday of Edvard Grieg, Norwegian pianist and composer (d. 1907) (Source)

Portrait of Edvard Grieg, looking left. Carte de visite with signature: the portrait was published in The Leisure Hour (1889). An engraving of it was made by T. Johnson and published in The Century (1894). (Source)

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (/ɡrɡ/ 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.[1]

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). The Edvard Grieg Museum at Grieg’s former home Troldhaugen is dedicated to his legacy.[2][3][4][5] (Source)

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