Edvard Grieg

On Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, Saturday April 1st, 5 to 6 pm. It almost seemed as if Wilhelm Peterson-Berger was never at home. Born 150 years ago, he grew up in a small northern Swedish town, Umea, nearer to Lapland than to Stockholm. He felt hemmed in and he longed for the wider world. When he discovered Edvard Grieg’s mix of moody lyricism, myth, and folk culture, he was transfixed. He knew that he must become a composer.

A World-Renowned Contemporary Norwegian Pianist Discusses His Fellow Countryman Edvard Grieg

Leif Ove Andsnes, one of the world's greatest interpreters of Grieg's music, discusses how Norwegian folk music influenced the late 19th-century composer.