Composer Edvard Grieg and his wife

Edvard Grieg Quotes

Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the main Romantic era composers. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions brought the music of Norway widely known internationally.

“I am sure my music has a taste of codfish in it.”

“To have the ability to withdraw into oneself and forget everything around one when one is creating – What, I think is the only requirement for being able to bring forth something beautiful. The whole thing is – a mystery.”

“Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted… to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home.”

“Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.”

“When we are young, friends are, like everything else, a matter of course. In the old days we know what it means to have them.”

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Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bachelor of Arts-Music & Master of Arts-Psychology