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| In 1991,
inspired by the approaching Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the birth of
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Per Brevig, along with
other members of the Scandinavian-American culture and business communities,
founded the Edvard Grieg Society. The Grieg Sesquicentennial provided
an excellent opportunity to celebrate the composer's musical accomplishments,
study his life and work and enjoy once again some of his well-known masterpieces,
and bring to wider public attention some lesser-known gems. Further, the
Society's founders believed that an organization honoring Grieg would also
be instrumental in presenting and promoting the work of other Scandinavian
artists, and in helping to build stronger ties between artistic communities
in the United States and Scandinavia today.
Grieg Society, Inc.