Presented at the Grieg Conference in Copenhagen August 12, 2011
Jorma Daniel Lünenbürger, Berlin/Helsinki
Grieg, Sibelius and the German Lied
Since Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius never actually met each other, a bread-and-butter note that Grieg sent to Sibelius in 1903 is the most personal document that we have:
Thank you and the other people who signed the telegram for my sixtieth birthday very much! I am proud and happy to have received this greeting and hope to be able to express this personally. Also thank you for the lovely Lieder, which I admire and love! Respectfully yours, Edvard Grieg.
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Paper Jorma Lunenburger 2011