Edvard Hagerup Grieg 1843 – 1907 was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading 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 put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia respectively. To learn more click here.
One of Grieg’s most famous and recognizable pieces is “In the Hall of the Mountain King”. Click here to download the piano music.
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