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Grieg Piano Sheet Music

Grieg – Improvisations on 2 Norwegian Folk Song,s, Op.29 Piano Sheet Music

Grieg’s ‘Norwegian Folk-song’ (two arrangements) was completed in 1867 and is an early example of Grieg arranging the music of others. Grieg fell in love with folk music early on in his life, when he went to collect folk melodies. Grieg was an early advocate of nationalism in music, believing that Norway had its own…

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Grieg – Poetic Tone-Picture, Op.3 Piano Sheet Music

Grieg’s musical output included a number of other works for piano that are entitled ‘poetic tone pictures’. Grieg was prolific in his production of music later found to have been somewhat derivative from earlier composers. His claim was never to have produced a single original melody, but to have tried instead to create an entirely…

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Grieg – Lyric Pieces, Op.71 Piano Sheet Music

Grieg’s Lyric Pieces is a collection of 62 pieces for piano solo composed between 1867 and 1901 by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The pieces are mostly short lyrical pieces Grieg composed for his own pleasure and collected in groups: Book 1 (1867-1872), Book 2 (1872-1881), and Book 3 (1897-1901). Grieg wrote many of the…

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Grieg – Four Humoresques Piano Sheet Music

Four Humoresques Grieg composed Four Humoresques for solo piano between 1870 and 1871. Grieg employs dissonances, chromatic passing tones, and auxiliary notes to build melodies which were considered difficult to play at the time. Grieg was influenced by folk music from Norway as well as other European countries. Grieg’s style was known by the end…

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Grieg – Scenes of Country Life, Op.19 Piano Sheet Music

Norwegian composer Grieg composed his second collection of piano pieces in 1868 and called it “Scenes of Country Life”. Grieg was inspired by nature and also included folk music themes in his compositions. The first piece is called “Morning”, or “A New Day Has Dawned”. Grieg composed the piece while vacationing with his family in…

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Grieg – Four Album Leaves, Op.28 Piano Sheet Music

Grieg composed the four pieces which comprise the “Four Album Leaves” (or “Albumleafen”) during his time in Rome, between November 1864 and February 1865. Grieg had previously conceived an idea for a work consisting of short pieces aimed at beginner pianists, but with each piece depicting a particular scene or mood taken from Norwegian nature.…

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Grieg – 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op.34 Piano Sheet Music

2 Elegiac Melodies, Op.34 Piano Sheet Music Grieg composed these pieces in memory of his oldest friend and mentor Rikard Nordraak. Grieg wrote the melodies at his home in Bergen, Norway Grieg had a very close relationship with Nordraak even after Nordraaks death Grieg’s difficulty in dealing with Nordraaks death Grieg eventually composed these melodies…

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Grieg – Ase’s Death Piano Sheet Music

Ase’s Death Grieg composed this piece to depict a scene from the Volsunga Saga, in which the hero Sigurd loses his love, the Valkyrie Brynhild, when she is killed by her father. Grieg captures the tragic mood of this scene in two linked sections. In the first section Grieg uses repeated figures to give a…

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Grieg – Erotik Piano Sheet Music

Grieg’s piano piece in E-flat major, Op. 19 (announced by Grieg in a letter to his fiancĂ©e Nina Hagerup as “a rather scabrous [or ‘lecherous’] little piece”) was finished around 1868 and published in 1870. Grieg was an accomplished pianist and had played many of his works at recitals. Grieg’s son, Eric, suggested that Grieg…

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Grieg – Anitra’s Tanz Piano Sheet Music

Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist. His music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide, and his contributions to Norwegian musical life were seminal. Grieg composed in all major genres, except for opera. Grieg’s works include pieces inspired by Norwegian folk music, examples of Northern Romanticism, and pieces inspired by his love for…

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