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Edvard Grieg

We’re learning about Edvard Grieg in school.
He’s a composer from Norway. I like to say the word Norwegian. It sounds like the word Walligi & Luigi. (This is from Mario Games.)

Here’s a funny story about Edvard Grieg.

He lived far away from school. When the kids got wet from walking to school in the rain, they could go home and change. Then they had to come back.
Edvard Grieg would sit under gutters and get soaked so he could go home and change. Because he lived so far away school would be over.

So one day he came to school soaking and it hardly rained so he didn’t get to go home and change.

He’s not as popular as he should be because Norwegian is hard to transfer to English.

**I heard this story about him at classics for kids.


February 26, 2010 - Posted by | My School


  1. My husband’s family is from Norway. I wonder if he learned his lesson after sitting in school all day soaking wet! 🙂

    Comment by Melinda | February 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. Interesting. I have never heard of him. What type of music did he compose?

    Comment by Christina | February 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. I studied music in college but I’d never heard that story about Edvard Grieg. Funny!! Glad you shared it. I bet it was pretty uncomfortable to sit in wet clothes all day!

    Comment by Jenny | February 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. Chuckle! I think Jemimah shall enjoy learning about Grieg. I love his music!

    Classics for Kids is a fantastic programme, isn’t it?!

    Comment by Jeanne | February 26, 2010 | Reply

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