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 pieces during summers spent at a country retreat outside Bergen, but also while travelling or on sick leave from his post as church organist in Bergen. Grieg’s gentle lyricism and accessible style had an influence on composers both inside and outside Norway, helping to re-establish his country’s cultural identity after the dissolution of the union with Sweden in 1905.
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