Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog

Mothsgaard/Søllerød Kro

These buildings now stand in the northern part of Copenhagen, next to the Church on Søllerød. Edvard Grieg stayed here with his friends in the summer of 1868 and wrote his Piano Concerto in A minor here.

Grieg and his wife, Nina, left Norway for the summer holidays that year with their daughter, Alexandra, born in April. In search of the peace and quiet needed for composing, Grieg left his wife and child with his in-laws in Copenhagen, taking himself off to Mothsgaard Court in Søllerød, a few kilometres to the north of the city centre. He was accompanied by his friends: the already renowned Norwegian pianist and composer Edmund Neupert, the Danish composer J. O. Emil Horneman and the writer and music teacher Benjamin Feddersen. Feddersen rented a small furnished summer house with an upright piano, where Grieg could work undisturbed. The friends lived nearby, and they would meet every evening at their Søllerød Kro tavern ‘headquarters’, where they would discuss Grieg’s projected concerto. Here, over just a few months, Grieg wrote the whole piano part, whilst the orchestral parts were added during the winter in Christiania.

Place Category
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