Frants Beyer

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Frants and Marie Beyer with friends
Credit: Joh. v. d. Fehr

Frants Diecke Cappelen Beyer (9 May 1851 – 10 November 1918) was a Norwegian average adjuster, tax inspector and composer. He is particularly known for his long-term close friendship with composer Edvard Grieg. A large portion of the letter correspondence between Grieg and Beyer has been preserved and later published.[1] Among his musical contributions are records of eighteen folk songs which formed the basis for Grieg's opus 66.[2] He was chairman of the board of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for many years.[1]


  1. ^ a b Helle, Knut (ed.). "Frants Beyer". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  2. ^ Benestad, Finn; Schjelderup-Ebbe, Dag (1990) [1980]. Edvard Grieg – mennesket og kunstneren (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 339–342. ISBN 82-03-16373-4.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kortsen, Bjarne, ed. (1973). Griegs brev til Frants Beyer. Bergen.