The 66 Lyric Pieces span the whole of Grieg’s compositional career and were published in 10 volumes from 1867 to 1901.
They include some of the composer’s most popular pieces, such as Wedding Day At Troldhaugen (Op. 65 No. 6), To the Spring (Op. 43 No. 6), March of the Dwarfs (Op. 54 No.3), and Butterfly (Op. 43 No.1).
They include a great variety of styles and moods: virtuoso etudes, melancholy nocturnes, love songs, and pieces inspired by folk music or by nature. Grieg himself called these efforts “an intimate life story”, and perhaps one could look at the whole series as a sort of musical diary.
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