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Agathe Backer Grøndahl
Agathe Backer Grøndahl

Agathe Backer Grøndahl (December 1, 1847June 4, 1907) was a Norwegian pianist and composer.

She was born in Holmestrand, Norway, and later moved with her family to Oslo, where she studied under Otto Winther-Hjelm, Halfdan Kjerulf and Ludvig Mathias Lindeman. Later she studied under Hans von Bülow in Florence, and under Franz Liszt in Weimar.

Grøndahl composed in total some 400 pieces spanning 70 opus numbers, and was a prominent character in Norwegian music life. She was also a close friend to Edvard Grieg. Later in life she became almost completely deaf, forcing her to give up her career as a performing artist.

Agathe Backer Grøndahl died in Oslo, 59 years old.nb:Agathe Backer-Grøndahl nn:Agathe Backer Grøndahl Template:Composer-stub Template:Norway-bio-stub

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