Complete Lyric Pieces for Piano by Edvard Grieg
(Dover Music for Piano)

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All 66 works from the 10 sets of little mood pictures created for piano by the Norwegian composer from 1867 to 1901, reprinted from the authoritative C. F. Peters edition. Technically uncomplicated and reasonably easy to master, these popular works have been favorites of generations of pianists, both amateur and professional.

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Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer who began his professional life as a pianist. His mother, an amateur pianist, taught Grieg to play the piano and provided him with his first introduction to music. In 1858 Grieg attended the Leipzig Conservatory, where he studied piano with Plaidy and Wenzel and later with Ignaz Moscheles. He studied theory with E. F. Richter, Robert Papperitz, Moritz Hauptmann and Carl Reinecke. For most of his early career, Grieg was immersed in the atmosphere of German romanticism. His early works are infused with lyric moods related to these influences. During the mid-1870s, the Norwegian government granted Grieg an annuity of 1,600 crowns, which enabled him to devote most of his time to composing. Grieg is known as a nationalistic composer, as he often quoted Norwegian folk songs in his works. The Peer Gynt Suite, numerous piano works, and even more vocal-choral compositions remain in the active repertory.
Published October 6, 2012 by Dover Publications. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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