Edvard Griegs house Troldhaugen

Edvard Griegs house Troldhaugen


Bergen, Norway (NO)
Troldhaugen was the home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, located in his hometown, Bergen. He and his wife's ashes rest inside a mountain tomb near the house. The house itself and its surroundings are now a Grieg museum.

Edvard Grieg himself called the building "my best composition hitherto", although the building was designed by his cousin, the architect Schak Bull. The name comes from trold meaning "troll" and haug meaning "knoll". Grieg is reputed to have said that children called the nearby small valley "The Valley of Trolls" and thus gave the name for his building as well. In 1985, a small concert hall was built in the valley. Below the concert hall lies Grieg's small Composer's Hut. Grieg immortalized the name of his home in one of his piano pieces, "Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen", Opus 65, No. 6.
Troldhaugen was the home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, located in his hometown, Bergen. He and his wife's ashes rest inside a mountain tomb near the house. The house itself and its surroundings are now a Grieg museum.

Edvard Grieg himself called the building "my best composition hitherto", although the building was designed by his cousin, the architect Schak Bull. The name comes from trold meaning "troll" and haug meaning "knoll". Grieg is reputed to have said that children called the nearby small valley "The Valley of Trolls" and thus gave the name for his building as well. In 1985, a small concert hall was built in the valley. Below the concert hall lies Grieg's small Composer's Hut. Grieg immortalized the name of his home in one of his piano pieces, "Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen", Opus 65, No. 6.
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By: Dania

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