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Grieg in about 1934
24 November 1845
|Died||9 December 1935 (aged 90)|
|Spouse(s)||Edvard Grieg (m. 1867)|
Early life and family
The couple often performed concerts together in Europe; on 6 December 1897, they performed some of his music at a private concert at Windsor Castle for Queen Victoria and her court. Her husband Edvard considered her the best performer of his songs, and her performances usually received rave reviews. However, one of Victoria's courtiers called her singing "passée".
The English composer Frederick Delius dedicated two sets of songs to her in the years 1888–1890.
Personal life and death
After his death in 1907, she moved to Denmark. In Copenhagen, she attended a Unitarian church. She died in 1935 at the age of 90. She was cremated and her ashes were placed with her husband's' ashes in a mountain tomb near Troldhaugen, outside Bergen, where the couple had shared a home for most of their married years.
- Haavet, Inger Elisabeth (1998): Nina Grieg. Kunstner og kunstnerhustru. H. Aschehoug & Co. (W. Nygaard), Oslo. ISBN 82-03-22230-7. (Digital copy in Norwegian, available for Norwegian IP addresses only, at the Norwegian National Library's website.)
- Mallet, Victor (1968). Life With Queen Victoria. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. p. 120.
- https://www.nb.no/items/URN:NBN:no-nb_digibok_2010062508025 Haavet, Inger Elisabeth (1998): Nina Grieg: kunstner og kunstnerhustru, p. 65