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Edvard Grieg

What Price Immortality?
Film / Biography of Edvard Grieg
Written by Thomas Olofsson, Tur Rangström, Johanna Olofsson

Running Time: 77 min
Recording Date: 1999
Menu languages: GB, D, F, SP
Subtitle languages: SP
Picture Format:16:9
Sound Format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region Code: 2,5
Sel. No. 100 236 PAL

Thomas Olofsson's 1999 biopic of the composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), entitled What Price Immortality?, was greeted with great interest and international acclaim. The film, which was written by Olofsson himself, along with Ture Rangström und Johanna Olofsson, attempts to give a picture of Edvard Grieg, both as a man and a composer, a figure who still receives less attention outside Scandinavia than he deserves.

The pianist Staffan Scheja plays the role of Edvard Grieg as both performer and composer, playing works such as the piano ballad in G minor, op. 24. The internationally renowned Auryn Quartet plays the initial string quartet in G minor, op. 27.

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