Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) 8 Lyrical Pieces
Piano Lessons by Edvard Grieg edited by Heinz Walter [pno]
Here you will find further piano lessons by famous composers.
16 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 76 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-16962-9 | Softcover
This series of easy piano pieces for teaching purposes presents pupils in the early and early-middle stages with a careful selection from well-known and less-known compositions by important masters. The individual volumes are deliberately kept small in extent, since it is more stimulating for children if the literature used for instruction is changed frequently.
Of all Grieg’s piano music, it is the “Lyric Pieces” (EB 8832) that enjoy the greatest popularity. These character pieces, which are very varied in their difficulty and their length, preoccupied the composer throughout his creative life.
The easiest pieces from the first three books (op. 12, 38 and 43) have been chosen for the present volume. In the musical sense, however, they are by no means light-weight. Only someone who has made the art of playing expressively in the Romantic style his own with the help of Schumann’s “Scenes from childhood” (EB 8436) will be able to interpret this poetry filled with the soul of nordic peoples appropriately.
Interpretative indications have been partly added to; fingerings and the distribution of the music between the hands have, as far as possible, been adapted to smaller hands. Sensitive use of the pedal and a “tempo rubato” imbued with the sense of the music are prerequisites.
Heinz Walter, Salzburg, Summer 1977
|Op. 12/2 Waltz (Valse)|
|Op. 12/3 Watchman's Song (Vektersang)|
|Op. 12/6 Norwegian Melody (Norsk)|
|Op.12/4 Elves' Dance (Alfedans)|
|Op. 38/2 Folk-Song (Folkevise)|
|Op. 38/6 Elegy (Elegi)|
|Op. 43/1 Butterfly (Sommerfugl)|
|Op. 43/2 Solitary Traveller (Ensom vandrer)|