Reflecting Norway: Grieg's Folk Songs and Dances Every country has its token composer: Finland has Sibelius, Poland has Chopin, the U.S. has Copland, and Norway has Edvard Grieg. The Bergen Woodwind Quintet plays arrangements of five of Grieg's Folk Songs and Dances, Op. 17.
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Reflecting Norway: Grieg's Folk Songs and Dances

Reflecting Norway: Grieg's Folk Songs and Dances

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Reflecting Norway: Grieg's Folk Songs and Dances

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Every country has its token composer: Finland has Sibelius, Poland has Chopin, the U.S. has Copland, and Norway has Edvard Grieg. Grieg cultivated a love of his country's folk idioms, and some of his best works are reflections of his nationalism. The Bergen Woodwind Quintet plays arrangements of five of Grieg's Folk Songs and Dances, Op. 17.