Edvard Grieg Quotes

Who was Edvard Grieg?

Edvard Hagerup Grieg was a Norwegian classical composer. Grieg is best known for his Peer Gynt Suite based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Born June 15, 1843
Died September 4, 1907
Aged 64 years old

Books by Edvard Grieg

Best 8 Quotes by Edvard Grieg

“A landscape, torn by mists and clouds, in which I can see ruins of old churches, as well as of Greek temples – that is Brahms.”

“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.”

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

“I have not the least doubt that school developed in me nothing but what was evil and left the good untouched.”

“In Bach, Beethoven and Wagner we admire principally the depth and energy of the human mind; in Mozart, the divine instinct.”

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

“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.”

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“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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“There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law. I love music passionately. And because l love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

It is a free art gushing forth — an open-air art, boundless as the elements, the wind, the sky, the sea. It must never be shut in and become an academic art.”

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