Norwegian composer who developed a strongly nationalistic style. He founded (1867) the Norwegian Academy of Music. His best-known works are the Concerto in A Minor for piano and orchestra (1868); the Cantata Olav Trygvason (1873); the Suite of incidental dramatic music, Peer Gynt (1876); and settings of Norwegian Folk Songs.

Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.16
(1868; revised 1906-7)

1. Allegro molto moderato

2. Adagio

3. Allegro

Peer Gynt Suite No 1 Op.46 - 1888

1. Morning Mood

2. Aase's Death

3. Anitra's Dance

4. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Peer Gynt Suite No 2 Op.55 - 1891/2

1. The Abduction on the Bride (Ingrid's Lament)

2. Arabian Dance

3. Peer Gynt's Journey Home

4. Solveig's Song