Today Hans Peter and I went to Troldhaugen, Grieg's home on the outskirts of Bergen. We began our visit with a concert which is held each afternoon in a small auditorium built on the grounds of the home. It was a lovely half hour presentation of some of Grieg's short piano pieces. The concert hall has a picture window from which you can see the small cabin where he wrote many of his compositions.
Hans Peter took this picture of me next to a statue of Grieg outside the concert hall.
The house where Grieg and his wife Nina lived is a comfortable, but not ostentatious house. It is furnished exactly as it was when they lived here.
Near the water's edge, carved into a cliff, is the tomb of the Griegs. The simple inscription "Edvard Nina Grieg" is barely visible.
For any lover of classical music visiting Bergen, a pilgrimage to Troldhaugen is a must.