Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog
Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary)
One of the best known and most frequently visited European spas during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Grieg was a frequent guest here, on account of his poor health: he was dogged by respiratory infections (he had only one working lung), catarrh (infection) of the stomach and nervous complaints.
In 1882 – burnt out and sick – he travelled to the waters after two seasons conducting the orchestra of the ‘Harmonien’ Music Society in Bergen.
Mill Colonnade. (creative commons)
Panorama of Karlovy Vary. Phot. Jialiang Gao.
Teplá River. (creative commons)
Theater in Karlovy Vary. Phot. Aktron.