Bodil Neergaard portrait
Artist: Fred. Riise..Date/place: Copenhagen..Subject: Bodil Neergaard..Medium: photographic positive, B&W..Notes: none..Persistent URL:..Original belongs to the Edvard Grieg Archives at Bergen Public Library ( #//bergenbibliotek.no/digitale-samlinger//engelsk/-intro-eng” ) ..Original reference: EGM0396
Edvard Hagerup Grieg (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈedvɑɖ ˈhɑːɡərʉp ˈɡriɡː]; 15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire. He put the music of Norway in the international scene, as well as helped to develop Norwegian 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: the city's largest concert building (Grieghallen), 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.