Happy birthday, Edvard

It’s the birthday of Edvard Grieg (1842-1907), who composed “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen” in 1896, the year he and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Originally composed for piano, it’s played here by the Chicago Harp Quartet.

6 Responses to Happy birthday, Edvard

  1. tidalscribe says:

    I love that piece and can remember exactly where I was when I first heard it. An instant feel good. I wonder if I will like it with harps…

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  2. colonialist says:

    I am a Grieg fan. To be perfectly honest, though, I prefer the piano version of this, though it is interesting to hear.

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  3. jono says:

    I have been to Grieg’s house a couple of times and they kept it the same as when he was alive, but maybe they keep it a little tidier for guests. I was conceived near there and always felt an affinity toward his music and the culture that spawned it.

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  4. egorr says:

    The harp version is slightly more colorful, IMHO. Those ladies are wonderful!

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