Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Avenue to the Grieg Museum

Arriving at the home of Nina and Edvard Grieg in Troldhaugen, we leave modern life behind, with its hustle and bustle and its speeding cars.

The great composer also bent his steps to home along this beech-lined avenue. He would travel from the city by carriage or by train to the station Hop, which you passed just before the exit for Troldhaugen.

Today, this avenue greets visitors as a beautiful, natural, green-vaulted entrance with gravel underfoot.

Along the way, we pass on the left the Hestetreet [Horse tree] property, part of which was purchased by Edvard Grieg. Still standing here today is the home of Martina, daughter of Salomon Monsen, which resembles a porter’s lodge next to the sprawling villa of the shipowner Joachim Grieg – the composer’s cousin three times removed.

A couple of modern houses were recently built by the road, but now we are approaching the museum grounds.

We are greeted by a modern spatial installation created by Gunnar Torvund: cut out of a thick metal sheet resembling the plating of a ship’s hull, the composer’s profile, like a door left ajar, invites us to visit, pointing the way to the new museum or the historical villa. The installation is entitled ‘Open I’, and it was unveiled by King Harald V when the new museum building was opened on 25 May 1995. Gunnar Torvund, one of the leading Norwegian artists, has created three Grieg sculptures in Bergen. The installation ‘Open II’ stands on the grounds of the university, on Sydnes Hill, by the Church of St John, whilst a bust of the composer can be found in front of the ‘Shipyard’ Cultural Centre (Kulturhuset Verftet).

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100 Via Sistina
2 Øvre Voldgate Flats
Antico Caffè Greco
Avenue to the Grieg Museum Education, Other
A Walk around Grieg’s Villa Flats
Bergen Public Library Other
Berlin Appearances
Brussels Appearances
Church of St John Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Mary Churches / Places of worship
Church of St Thomas Churches / Places of worship
Composer’s Atelier Flats
Den Nationale Scene Appearances
Eremitagen in Jægersborg Manors / Palaces / Castles
Fish Market
Fredensborg Castle Manors / Palaces / Castles
Frederiksborg slott Manors / Palaces / Castles
Geneva Appearances
German Quay Other
Gewandhaus Appearances
Grand Café Coffeehouses
Grand Casino Hall Appearances
Grieghallen Appearances
Grieg Museum Other
Griegs’ Townhouse Flats
Hals Brothers’ Concert Hall Appearances
Hans Tank Secondary School Education
Haukeland Flats
Helsinge in Gribskov Other
Helsingör Manors / Palaces / Castles
Hotel Cecil Hotels / Inns
Hotel Westminster Hotels / Inns
Humlebæk Other
Kalfaret Churches / Places of worship
Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) Hotels / Inns
Lago Maggiore Other
Lake Gurre Other
Landås Court Flats
Leipzig Conservatory Education
Leipzig Opera Other
Leipzig Train Station Other
Lodge Education
London Other
Mendelssohn House Other
Missionary House Appearances
Mothsgaard/Søllerød Kro
National Theatre Appearances
Odd Fellows Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Old (Gamle) Bergen Museum of Architecture Flats
Old Town with the Old Town Hall (Leipzig) Other
Paris Other
Peters Edition Publishers / Bookshops
Piazza Barberini Other
Piazza del Popolo Churches / Places of worship, Other
Pincio Other
Prague Other
Royal Conservatory of Music Education
Royal Theatre Appearances
Rungstedlund Flats
Sanatorium on Voksenkollen Hotels / Inns
Scandinavian Society Other
Sorrento Hotels / Inns
Spanish Steps Other
Stockholm Other
The Grave of Edvard and Nina Cemeteries
The Wet Dock Other
Tivoli Other
Troll Hall (Troldsalen) Appearances
Vienna Other
Villa Medici Other
Villefranche-sur-Mer Other
Warsaw Appearances, Other
Wilhelm Hansen Edition Publishers / Bookshops