Author: William H. Halverson

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Dr. Bill Halverson, scholarly advisor of the Edvard Grieg Society of America, Inc., is regarded as one of America’s leading authorities on the life and work of Edvard Grieg. His translations of Grieg’s writings (letters, diaries, articles, speeches) and of books about Grieg and his music are major sources of information about Norway’s greatest composer in the English-speaking world.

Peer Gynt in Morocco

Follow Peer Gynt on his escape from trolls and travels to Morocco, where he dresses like royalty and learns new, exoctic Arabian dances.

Edvard Grieg and the trolls

Bill Halverson writes about Edvard Grieg’s music composed for Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, a story about a boy and trolls in the mountains.

Edvard Grieg goes to Rome

Bill Halvorson writes about Edvard Grieg’s stay in Rome in 1865 and his composition of a funeral march for his dear friend Rikard Nordraak.

Edvard Grieg goes to Germany

Bill Halverson writes about Edvard Grieg and his travels to Germany to study at the Leipzig Conservatory before returning home to Bergen, Norway.

A boy named Edvard Grieg

In his monthly column, Bill Halverson introduces young readers to Edvard Grieg and tells of his childhood and his first composition.

Kjell Habbestad

With Grieg in my heart

Norwegian composer Kjell Habbestad brings together his love of Edvard Grieg, jazz, and religious music to inspire his compositions.

Nordic wine in English wineskins

William Halverson announces a first-of-its-kind collection of Edvard Grieg songs in English, with notes on the challenge of translation.