Composers / Edvard Grieg / Places catalog


Grieg visited the Czech capital twice, giving grand concerts at the Rudolfinum, the home of the Philharmonic, on 25 March 1903 and 16 April 1906 with the orchestra of the Royal Provincial German Theatre. On both occasions, he met Antonín Dvořák. Their first meeting was brief, because the Czech composer was in a hurry, and so Grieg found him rather odd. The second time, the meeting was friendly and warm. Dvořák invited Grieg home and introduced him to his family, and his daughter Magda performed Grieg’s songs with orchestra during one of the concerts. In 1904, when Dvořák died, Grieg wrote a lengthy obituary for the Verdens Gang newspaper.

The programmes from the Prague concerts are accessible on the websites of Europeana and Bergen Public Library (tab Konsertprogrammer: Tsjekkia)

Frantisek A. Urbánek, a highly influential Czech music publisher, had tried to bring Grieg to Prague during the 1880s. He died in 1892, but his plans for guest performances by Grieg were taken up by his son, Mojmír Urbánek.

While in Prague, Grieg met many Czech musicians, including the members of the Bohemian Quartet founded by Karel Hoffmann, which played his String Quartet in G minor – ‘wonderfully’, according to the composer.

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