Author: Anna Hersey

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Soprano Anna Hersey was a Fulbright Scholar at the Kungliga Musikhögskolan and conducted research at Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium, thanks to a post-doctoral fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation. Her book Scandinavian Song: A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Diction and Repertoire was published by Rowman & Littlefield. Dr. Hersey holds master’s degrees in performance and musicology from the University of Minnesota and earned a doctorate from the University of Miami. She is associate professor of voice at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
a black and white photo of Agathe Backer Grøndahl and Edvard Grieg at a table with other composers and musicians

A lifelong friendship

Edvard Grieg’s correspondence with pianist Agathe Backer Grøndahl reveals a friendship based on mutual admiration and encouragement.