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The British Society Grieg was founded in October 1992 to promote British interest in Grieg and other Norwegian composers and to strive for cultural ties between Britain and Norway. British society is associated with Grieg societies in Norway, Russia, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Italy and Belgium as patron of Grieg's international society in Norway. You can also visit our website's partner : loi-monuments-historiques.eu.
The prize is awarded annually for the award, which, according to the association, has greatly enriched the repertoire. The recipient is pianist Einar Steen-Nekleberg, soprano Bodil Arnesen, Naxos, BIS Records, RCA, Leif Ove Andsnes, Katharina Carneus and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Who he is
Information about concerts, books, recordings, and the activities of the entire company is provided through a magazine, website and regular newsletter. There are also meetings with speeches, tapes and films and informal public meetings.
A beautiful history
Enjoy listening to the music of Grieg and other Norwegian composers at concerts by British and foreign artists in London and other places, some of which are free for participants.
The daily Grig is a Society magazine and contains articles about Grieg's life and outstanding partners, Grieg's contemporary works, reviews and book reviews and is sent to members free of charge.
Edward Hagerup Grieg - a short chronology
1843: born in Bergen on June 15th. Father Alexander was a Scottish-born merchant and British Consul; mother, Gesine (nee Hagerup), pianist, Edward's first teacher.
1858-62: Married Ola Bull's violinist is convinced that Edward's parents will allow him to study at the famous Leipzig Conservatory.
1863-66: lived in Copenhagen, then at the Scandinavian Cultural Center, where he met Ricard Nordraac, who was interested in Norwegian affairs. Sonata for the first violin, Sonata for piano, Op.5 games (including "I Love You") and Lyrical Songs, Book I. First Visit to Rome.
1867-70: He married the singer Nina Hagerup and was a music teacher and conductor in Christiania (Oslo). 1868: Piano Concerto in a Minor, which was considered to be a famous place in the world. 1869: 13-month-old daughter died of meningitis. During his visit to Rome in 1870, he met Liszt, who encouraged him to write.
1871-75: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Henrik Ibsen, two of the greatest writers of the two ages, whose poetry was inspired by both their best songs and Peer Gynt. The death of both parents in 1875 and the difficulty of marriage led to a profound feeling of ballad for piano, Ibsen, op.25 and string quartet. In 1874 he received a government scholarship to dedicate his life to the composition.
1877-79: Album for Men's Voices. The first non-standard Norwegian forms study: Den Bergtekne, the installation of old Norwegian poems on baritone, string and horns.
1880-84: Conductor of the Harmonien Orchestra of Bergen. Vigne songs, op.33, including Spring. Cello Sonata. Holberg Suite for Piano.
1885: Villa "Troldhaugen" is built outside Bergen.
1886-91: Continuing touring Europe. German songs, op.48. Lyric works, book V.
1892-4: Silver Wedding Day: Wedding Day in Troldhaugen. Kragi Settings, op.60
1895-99: The Newest Lyric Book. Children's Songs, op.61. Haugtuss song cycle, op.67.
1903-6: 60th Anniversary Celebration in Troldhaugen With Greetings From The World. He whispered in the Dreyfuse case in Paris, but later named "New Grieg" for Slotter, Cl. Four psalm solo mixed choir and baritone.
1907: September 4 he died in a hospital in Bergen.