The Piano Concerto In A Minor (Op. 16) is one of the most popular concertos ever written, and one of the most recognisable of all musical works in the repertoire.
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was born in Bergen, Norway, and studied Piano at the Leipzig Conservatory. He became interested in Norwegian folksong, and began to employ it as a source of musical material and inspiration in his compositions. He was soon established as a major composer. Despite his success, Grieg was of a retiring disposition and spent most of his time at his house in Troldhaugen, near Bergen, avoiding visitors and shunning public acclaim.