March 19, 2001 Lecture on Composer Edvard Grieg's Diaries to be Held at the Library of Congress on May 23

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The European Division of the Library of Congress and the Royal Norwegian Embassy will present professors Finn Benestad and William H. Halverson discussing their joint work Edvard Grieg: Diaries, Articles, Speeches, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Edvard Grieg: Diaries, Articles, Speeches, the latest result of the collaboration between professors Benestad and Halverson, is the companion volume to Edvard Grieg: Letters to Colleagues and Friends, introduced at the Library of Congress in 2000. Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was a composer whose work brought worldwide recognition to the music of Norway. His Peer Gynt suites (1876) are the most familiar of his compositions.

Mr. Benestad served as professor of musicology from 1965 to 1998 at the University of Oslo, and is a preeminent expert on the life and music of Edvard Grieg. Mr. Halverson, retired from Ohio State University, is America's leading translator of books on Norwegian music.


PR 01-044
ISSN 0731-3527