Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist of the Romantic era. He is considered one of their greatest composers and his music to this day is part of the standard classical repertoire. He is famous for his Piano Concerto, Peer Gynt and Holberg Suite. He was raised in a musical family.
He met both Tchaikovsky, Percy Grainger and Liszt, all of whom admired his music. Grieg received two doctorates. One from the University of Cambridge and the other from the University of Oxford. He was greatly admired in his life time. Grieg's funeral drew a crowd of over 35,000 people.