Grieg lived in a turning point when Norway was creating and formulating its own identity after living for centuries in the shadow of Denmark and Sweden – a fascinating period of constant development where he influenced and was affected to the same extent.
His production includes a large number of lyrical pieces for piano, songs, orchestral suites, music for plays such as Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, the often played piano concerto in A minor, the melodrama Bergljot and chamber music. There is a weightlessness and a twist in Grieg’s music that makes it go straight in. Good examples are the hit songs from Peer Gynt: Anitra’s dance, Morning mood, Solveig’s song, In Bergakungen’s hall… it’s hard to sit still.
Arnold Haukeland (1920-1983)
Norwegian sculptor who has made himself known as one of the foremost representatives of abstract sculpture in post-war Norway
43 x 29 x 26 cm (hxdxb)
© Arnold Haukeland /BUS 2009
Art with music in focus
Many of the works of art in Gothenburg Concert Hall are connected to music or have a relationship with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Here you will find everything from portraits of composers such as Grieg and Sibelius to Sweden's largest weave with patterns by Sven X-et Erixson.
Experience the concert magic
Gothenburg Concert Hall has enchanted music lovers since 1935! It is one of life’s great pleasures to come here, relax and take in the atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings, before being moved, exalted and overwhelmed by the evening’s music.