In the hall of the Mountain King

20160827_125157We have been fortunate to hear some of the works of Edvard Greig, as interpreted and played by MTT and the SF Symphony. So we jumped at the chance to visit his home and studio and museum. He suffered from TB, stood only 4’10”, one lung collapsed, spinal problems.  A genius.  Took ordinary Norwegian folk songs and arranged them into piano pieces,  then composed full symphonies.  We were treated to a recital by a stellar pianist.  Among the pieces she chose was this:

We even purchased a DVD of the west coast of Norway set to his music, and a CD to entertain us as we drive through Norway.  Yeah Edvard!20160827_134426-1

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