Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg wrote many small masterpieces. Included in this edition are 45 of his most popular and useful works, including "Anitra's Dance," "Peer Gynt Suite,: "March of the Dwarfs," and "Wedding-Day in Troldhaugen." Fingering, phrasing, pedaling and dynamics that underscore the musical structure have been added by editor Henry Levine. Included is a very insightful biography on Grieg as well as a thematic index.
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was a remarkably prolific correspondent -- over 3,000 letters from his hand have been published either in the original languages or in translation -- but his extant writings in other genres are limited to the items contained in this present volume. They include his diaries from 1865-66 and 1905-07, autobiographical sketches, articles on other composers whom he admired, and essays on a variety of topics that engaged his interest at one time or another during his career. The texts of a handful of short speeches are also known to us, primarily through contemporary newspaper accounts. All are presented in English translation here. Readers of Grieg's letters (Edvard Grieg: Letters to Colleagues and Friends) know that the great composer was a writer of considerable skill, and the items contained in these pages provide further evidence of that fact. With the publication of this book, all of Grieg's most important 'literary' works -- letters, diaries, articles and speeches -- are now available in English translation.
This edition contains the Peer Gynt Suite with familiar titles such as 'Morning Mood,' 'Anitra's Dance,' 'The Death of Ase,' and 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' along with numerous of Grieg's Lyric Pieces. We've even included the opening theme of his Piano Concerto in A Minor. This publication contains 50 selections.
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.
The Peer Gynt Suite may be Edvard Grieg's most famous composition. Its melodies have insinuated themselves into our culture so that they are now universally familiar. the movements are: Morning Song, Asa's Death, Anitra's Dance, and In the Hall of the Mountain King. This edition presents, for the first time, the entire suite in a version for solo guitar. This is a substantial work for the guitarist that, while requiring solid technique, is quite rewarding for both the player and the audience. Also included is a transcription of Grieg's beautiful Solveig's Song.