Visit to Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen
Can it be a better way to spend a Monday afternoon in Bergen, than learning about the life and the music of the composer and "bergenser" Edvard Grieg? His home and museum Troldhaugen is a popular place to visit while in Bergen, but this April afternoon we will have it all to ourselves!
Edvard Hagerup Grieg grew up in Strandgaten 152 in Bergen. From age six, he got piano lessons from his mother who was a music teacher. 15 years old, he left Bergen to study music in Leipzig. Having completed his studies, he came back to Bergen, but after a year, he moved again and lived outside Bergen for many years. He married his cousin Nina, a lyric soprano. The couple travelled a lot and performed concerts together in Europe.
Troldhaugen, completed in 1885, became their summer home in Norway until Edvard died in 1907. The ashes of Edvard, and later Nina, were entombed near their house.
The bus leaves from Muséplass (by the statue of Christie) at 16:30. At Troldhaugen we will get a guided tour through the house, the composer's hut and the garden. Then we will visit the concert hall, Troldsalen, built by the museum in 1985. Here we will enjoy a small concert to experience some of Grieg's music. The bus will be waiting for us at 19:00, to bring us back to the city centre.