Discover this wonderful biopic about one of the leading composer of the Romantic movement.
Thomas Olofsson’s 1999 biopic of the composer Edvard Grieg, entitled What Price Immortality?, was greeted with great interest and international acclaim. The film, which was written by Olofsson himself, along with Ture Rangström und Johanna Olofsson, attempts to give a picture of Edvard Grieg, both as a man and a composer, a figure who still receives less attention outside Scandinavia than he deserves. The pianist Staffan Scheja plays the role of Edvard Grieg as both performer and composer, playing works such as the piano ballad in G minor, op. 24. The internationally renowned Auryn Quartet plays the initial String Quartet in G minor, op. 27.
Verbier Festival 2008
Waldbühne 2006: Sheherazade, An Oriental Night – Berliner Philharmoniker
Orchestre de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre national de l'ORTF, Louis Frémaux (conductor)