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The Death of Edvard Grieg (4 September 1907), and a Summary of His Scottish Ancestry

Edward Grieg, the Norwegian composer famous for composing the music for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, died in Bergen on 4 September 1907 – he was 64. To mark the day, here is a fascinating newspaper story that reports on Grieg’s death and also highlights the composer’s Scottish ancestry. Evening Telegraph – Thursday 05 September 1907 Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19070905/025/0002 The Graphic – Saturday 02 March 1889 Image © THE BRITISH

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