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Grieg Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 23 Works
Edvard Grieg knew well how to set a mood and pen a memorable tune in an uncomplicated way. Immediately accessible to pianists on even an early-intermediate level, these popular works by the great 19th-century Norwegian composer are justly famous for his special brand of lyric sensitivity and wonderfully melodic invention attainable through simple means.
This flavorful gathering of 23 of Grieg’s most attractive pieces includes Four Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 – fine examples of his imaginative treatment of native folk songs; four excerpts from Lyric Pieces (“Erotik”, “March of the Trolls”, “Notturno”, and the very popular “Wedding Day at Troldhaugen”); the complete suite of courtly dances called From Holberg’s Time, Op. 40; five excerpts from the world-famous Peer Gynt Suites (including “Morning Mood”, “Åse’s Death”,”Anitra’s Dance”, “In the Hall of the Mountain King”, and “Solvejg’s Song”); the charming Valses-Caprices, Op. 37; two colorful pieces from Moods, Op. 37 (“Scherzo-Impromptu” and “Night Ride”); and the complete Sonata in E Minor, Op. 7, considered by Grieg scholars as the composer’s most important early work.
Reproduced from auhtoritative scores, this handsome compilation of Grieg favorites offers all pianists the convenience of a single low-priced edition of his greatest music for solo piano.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Author / Composer: Edvard Grieg