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 of the 19th century for its nationalism, idioms derived from Norwegian folk music, and harmonic progressions which followed the system of tonal relationships he termed “diatonic modality” Grieg also composed pieces inspired by other nationalities including Russian (Op. 32) and Irish (Op. 66) Grieg’s compositional style is sometimes described as “unusually clear, simple little pieces that are easily accessible to the average pianist”.
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