Grieg was a Norwegian musician who used folk songs from his homeland as inspiration. As such he was part of a movement during the late 1800s called Nationalism. Although he was devoted to his native Norwegian music, he studied in Leipzig Germany, and was in frequent contact with the German composer Franz Liszt.
Grieg is best known for his Piano Concerto and for his incidental music to Ibsen's play, Peer Gynt. This Peer Gynt Suite includes two popular pieces, "Morning Song", and "In the Hall of the Mountain King."
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