Sigurd Lie

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Portrait of Sigurd Lie

Sigurd Lie (May 23, 1871 – September 30, 1904) was a Norwegian composer and conductor.

Lie was born in Drammen. He grew up in Kristiansand, studied in Leipzig in the early 1890s, and then moved to Oslo to work as a conductor.[1] He died of tuberculosis in Oslo in 1904.[2]

Lie is known for romances,[3] and his best-known work is the romance Sne (Snow) with lyrics by Helge Rode. He also wrote other well-regarded Norwegian romances, including Hav (The Sea) and Det er vaar (It Is Spring), both with lyrics by Idar Handagard. He also set poems by Vilhelm Krag to music.[4]


  • Konsertstykke (Concert Pieces), for violin and orchestra
  • Norsk dans nr. 2 (Norwegian Dance no. 2)
  • Wartburg, for bass-baritone and orchestra
  • Symfoni i a-moll (Symphony in A minor), 1903
  • Sne (Snow)


  1. ^ Stubhaug, Arild. 2006. Sophus Lie. Une pensée audacieuse. Translation of Det var mine tanker djerhvet. Matematikeren Sophus Lie (2000). Berlin: Springer, p. 493.
  2. ^ Qvamme, Börre. 1949. Norwegian Music and Composers. London: Bond, p. 46.
  3. ^ Lange, Kristian. 1971. Researching the Song: A Lexicon. Oslo: Tanum, p. 48.
  4. ^ Emmons, Shirlee, & Wilbur Watkins Lewis. 2006. Researching the Song: A Lexicon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 264.

Further reading[edit]

  • Grinde, Nils. 1981. Norsk musikkhistorie : hovedlinjer i norsk musikkliv gjennom 1000 år. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, pp. 254ff. ISBN 82-00-05639-2.