The Great Composer Quiz – August 10, 2020

Grieg at 19, upon his graduation from the Leipzig Conservatory.

Time’s up, pencils down, the Great Composer whose father Alexander was a merchant and his mother Gesine was a music teacher and daughter of a politician named Edvard Hagerup. His great-grandfather Alexander Grieg settled in Bergen after traveling widely and established several business interests. The answer is Edvard Grieg. His first cousin, twice removed, was Glenn Gould. His mother was a Grieg. See the resemblance?

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