Edvard Grieg

Norwegian composer, 1843-1907

Grieg is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg wrote songs in which he set lyrics by poets Heinrich Heine, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Rudyard Kipling and others.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843–1907). Autograph letter signed. Leipzig. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit zwei Beilagen (s. u.).
$ 2,844 / 2.500 € (20795)

In Norwegian to Dora Peters in Christiana: „My wife and I will presumably come to Christiana from 20 to 23 of May, and we are pleased to confirm your invitation to live at your place. We resided at one of the big corner rooms at earlier stays […]”. – Slight tear in middle fold; accompanied by printed portrait and typed English translation.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843–1907). Autograph letter signed. Leipzig. 1 S. Kl.-4to.
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To an unnamed addressee: „Many thanks for the things you sent. It is a cause of great joy to me […]”.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843–1907). Autograph letter signed. Christiania. 1 1/2 S. 8vo.
$ 2,844 / 2.500 € (25107)

To an unknown recipient telling that he can not accept an invitation due to a tight schedule and his health.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843-1907). Portrait photograph with autogr. inscription and signature. Kopenhagen. 142 : 103 mm. Auf bedrucktem Trägerkarton.
$ 5,119 / 4.500 € (60667)

Dedicated to the Swiss pianist Otto Hegner, who was about 14 years old at that time. - From the studio Leverin, Christiania. - Somewhat scratched and spotty.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed. Bergen. 1 S. 8vo.
$ 2,844 / 2.500 € (32730/BN26593)

To an unnamed recipient: "My best thanks for the sympathetic biographical sketch in the Leasure [!] Hours which I have read with much interest [...]." - Moderate toning, horizontal crease reinforced on verso. From the collection of Charles Williamson and Tucker Fleming.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed. Kristiania. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Beiliegend ein nicht hinzugehöriges, eh. adr. Kuvert.
$ 5,119 / 4.500 € (48031/BN30386)

In Swedish to the soprano singer Fredrika Stenhammar (1836-1880). - The envelope does not belong to the present letter, and is addressed to the Nordisk musikförlag at Copenhagen. - Provenance: Skottorp Castle.

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Grieg, Edvard

Komponist (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed. [London]. 3½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.
$ 3,981 / 3.500 € (47195/BN31939)

To an unidentified recipient in a "personal matter". Having been invited by M. Colonne for an audition of his works, Grieg had also received an invitation by M. Pleyel to play with the "elite of the conservatory's orchestra" at the same time. He then received a somewhat delayed and oblique, and, at last, declining answer from M. Colonne, so that he finally asks his correspondent, who knows Paris better than he does, whether he should accept Pleyel's offer or ask Lamoureux, or whether he should postpone his Paris concert by one more year. - On stationery with printed address.

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Grieg, Edvard

Norwegian composer and pianist (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed. Kristiania. 8vo. 1½ pp. on bifolium.
$ 3,981 / 3.500 € (60927/BN44834)

In English, to an unnamed male correspondent, regretting the death of the recipient's uncle, with whom Grieg once traveled, and stating his inability to make concert tours in the autumn and winter because of his health. - Folds, some light toning and foxing.

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12 bars in 3 systems of both treble and bass lines, from his opus 17, "Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances," with holograph title at top of page, "Norwegian Song". Signed at lower right. This song was published as "Hølje Dale" by C.F. Peters in Leipzig, ca.1895. - Top left corner loose. Minor toning at all edges.