Centre for Grieg Research

News archive for Centre for Grieg Research

The International Edvard Grieg Society, the Grieg Research Centre at the University of Bergen, and Grieg Museum Troldhaugen invite to an international research seminar on Grieg in light of historical performance traditions and their relevance for present day interpretive practices. The seminar will take place 2 September at Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen and 3 September at the Grieg Academy.
The Grieg Research Centre expresses its solidarity with the Grieg Society in Ukraine.
A new international publication on Norwegian music life during the occupation has been published. The anthology contains contributions about the Bergen composer Anne-Marie Ørbeck, Geirr Tveitt and the Norwegian Composers' Association written by Arnulf Christian Mattes, Sjur Haga Bringeland and Arvid O. Vollsnes.
The Center for Grieg Research has entered into a collaboration with The Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw. The project is funded through The Norwegian Research Council - EEA and Norway Grants from 2020–2022, in cooperation with The Arts Council Norway.
At the Grieg Academy–Department of Music/Grieg Research Centre there is a vacant position as PhD.research fellow in musicology. Application deadline: 1 August 2020. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years starting 01.01.2021. and is financed by the University of Bergen (UiB).
Arnulf Mattes and Michael Custodis contributed with a chapter about Grieg's music in occupied Norway in The Routledge Handbook to Music in Occupied Countries, editet by Erik Levi and David Fannings and published right now. This 'pioneering collection of essays is the first in the English language to look in more detail at the musical consequences of German occupation during a dark period in... Read more
The conference took place 26 – 27 March 2019 in Münster, Germany. It was co-convened by the DFG-project at the Department of Music at Universität Münster and the Grieg Research Centre. Invited speakers came from Norway, Germany, and Austria, discussing the musical life in Norway during occupation 1940–45.
It is always exiting, when an old manuscript of a piece of Grieg reappears. This one was kept in a safe-deposit box at Nordea bank in Bergen until most recently. Is it an unknown work? A lost manuscript? Original or copy?
Historical newspaper articles mentioned a movie that Nasjonal Samling had ordered to highlight their propagandistic praise of Grieg. After more than 70 years the film can be viewed for the first time in full length on the webside of the Grieg Research Centre.
Patrick Dinslage, former professor II at the Grieg Research Centre and leader of Grieg Forschungsstelle at Universität Leipzig is author of the most recent book in the prestigous series 'Great Composers in their Times' published by Laaber Verlag in Germany.
This seminar at Litteraturhuset Oslo sheds new light on the musical life in Norway 1940–1945 with talks by Bjarte Bruland, Ingrid Loe Dalaker, Michael Custodis, and Arnulf Mattes.
The Grieg Research Centre participates in a new three-year artistic research project at the Grieg Academy awarded a NKR 3.7 million grant from the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme.