Today’s cultural momentAugust 11, 2022
Happy birthday, EdvardJune 14, 2022
In honor of the birthday of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1842-1907), here is “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” performed by Brazilian pianist Fabricio André Bernard Di Paolo (known professionally as Lord Vinheteiro).
Friday spooky danceOctober 29, 2021
Disney’s “Silly Symphonies” were among the earliest music videos ever made, and for most baby boomers, they were our introduction to classical music. This one incorporates a theme from Edvard Grieg’s “March of the Trolls” into the soundtrack.
Happy birthday, EdvardJune 15, 2021
It’s the birthday of Edvard Grieg (1842-1907), the composer who put Norway on the musical map. Grieg’s Holberg Suite, composed 1884, consists of five movements, each based on an 18th century dance form. Here is the third movement, played by the strings of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra — a group of musicians who make no secret of how much fun they’re having.
Happy birthday, EdvardJune 15, 2019
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.