Composers / Edvard Grieg / Persons catalog
Harald Sæverud (1897–1992) – a Norwegian composer. He trained initially at the conservatory in his home city of Bergen and then at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. In 1922, he returned to Bergen, where he spent the rest of his life. His early compositions exude the spirit of late romanticism. With time, he developed his own style, based on Classical forms and referring to Mozart and Beethoven. His best known compositions include the music to Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt, Rondo Amoroso and Kjempeviseslåtten [Ballad of revolt]; he also composed nine symphonies, many piano pieces and other works.
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