Monday, May 15, 2017
This is the classical composer Edvard Grieg with his lifelong best friend. I think I would have liked him.
We went to the home he had built to get away from distractions and compose, Troldhaugen. It was remote at the time, but is now simply on a promontory out into the fjord near Bergen, in a suburban neighborhood. There is a concert hall, built largely underground and most visible only from the water and up close. Yet it is surprisingly light inside. Appropriate for one who brought such imagination to the halls of the mountain king. Very dwarvish indeed. We heard this piece performed, which I had never heard but like very much.
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