Edvard Grieg
Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen
in D Major, Op. 65 No. 6
from Lyric Pieces

A vigourous and joyful piece with a strong folkloric character, delivered as a present to Grieg's wife on their 25th wedding anniversary.

ID: 1203
Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces:

Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen
Op. 65 No. 6

Key: D Major
Year: 1897
Level: 7
Period: Early Romantic
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Grieg must have been a romantic at heart because he composed “Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen” for his wife’s and his silver wedding anniversary. He, his wife, and their closest friends celebrated the anniversary at a hotel near Troldhaugen. The original title was “Gratulanterne Kommer,” which means, “The well-wishers are coming.” It’s a cheerful piece, full of both stirring rhythms and plaintive melodies.

Background

The 66 Lyric Pieces span the whole of Grieg’s compositional career and were published in 10 volumes from 1867 to 1901. Grieg himself called these efforts “an intimate life story”, and they are considered a prime example of the inventiveness and slight wryness that made his keyboard music so enchanting. Several composers, too, have created orchestral arrangements for the Lyric Pieces. For this piece, Grieg made an orchestration himself.


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Harmonic Structure - middle section Grieg's Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by shaunarundell
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Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen in D Major - Op. 65 No. 6 is a piano piece by the early romantic composer Edvard Grieg who lived between the years 1843 and 1907.
It is written during the Early Romantic era and is included in Lyric Pieces by Grieg.