Grieg Historie In Hans Christian Andersen's Where Words Fail, Music

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Edvard Grieg Historie From the words of Hans Christian Andersen, “Where words fail, music speaks”. Music is a universal language shared between every human on Earth. Since the beginning of time, music has been used as a form of expressing a person’s feelings. Throughout the years, music has evolved and is still currently changing. However, the sound and structure are changed through big influences in the musical world. This is how music develops a new shape and sound. For the Romantic Era, one of these composers is Edvard Grieg. Born on June 15, 1843, was the son to Alexander and Gesine Grieg, Edvard Hagerup Grieg. Edvard Grieg was born and raised in Bergen, Norway. Growing up, Grieg was exposed to music at an early age. His mother …show more content…
By the end of his career, he was recognizable for multiple works. Grieg’s music held a refined lyrical sense which is what helped Grieg stand out from his fellow composers. These unique compositions are what lead Grieg to his success and recognition. The thing that I found so profound with Grieg is that his sound has such contrast. For example, Grieg’s piece The Death of Ase, is a very dark piece in where the storyline is death. The sound of this piece is heavy and quiet; eerie like. However, Grieg also composed Morning Mood. This piece has a light sound and is very upbeat and cheerful. The contrast between these two pieces is so drastic, yet both are a part of the same story. With this opinion, I strongly believe that Grieg’s music will always been known. His Peer Gynt is well known throughout many cultures and regions still today and I believe that it will only continue to flourish. With that Grieg is justified for his successes. Over time, all music has developed and changed to please the current culture. During his time, Grieg was a great influence on the Romantic Era of music. Grieg’s contribution of many works including Peer Gynt helped define the Romantic Era. Edvard Grieg can easily say that his career was a success even with a few rough starts. This was due to his love of music from a young child to his death bed where he passed on from a heart attack in 1907 at the age of sixty-four. Even with a few bumps, Grieg was able to create pieces that are widely known today and be recognized as an important part of musical

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