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Topic: Grieg's Lyric Pieces  (Read 3631 times)

Offline chopinisque

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Grieg's Lyric Pieces
on: March 12, 2005, 02:35:05 AM
I'm really confused.  Which opus exactly is "Lyric Pieces"?  Everyone's lists of Lyric Pieces  seem to be different.  The opus numbers are all different as well...

Also, how hard is To The Spring?  It looks pretty simple at the start but all those extra staves are really intimidating.
Mad about Chopin.

Offline dorfmouse

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Re: Grieg's Lyric Pieces
Reply #1 on: March 12, 2005, 07:18:36 AM
There isn't just one opus.  According to the notes on my Naxos CD he published the 66 lyric pieces in ten volumes over a long period of time.
I had a go at To the Spring last year. The part where it goes into 3 staves looks fearsome but is actually very clearly and playably written and I got there with lots of HS practice, then playing each stave against the other,and lots of practice of the two right hand lines so that the melody sings out against the middle line accompaniment. So technically it's not bad (and I'm no virtuoso!!).
But really playing it ... allegro appasionato and trying to express that wonderful combination of tenderness and elation ... must try again!
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Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
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Re: Grieg's Lyric Pieces
Reply #2 on: March 14, 2005, 11:09:16 AM
::bear hug::

Thanks.  That really had me confused.  I'll do To The Spring after I'm done with Heart Asks Pleasure First.

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Offline lukyfela1

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Re: Grieg's Lyric Pieces
Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 12:49:38 AM
I am really disappointed with this website.

Here I am looking for a simple sonata by Grieg., and NOTHING!

I have ten other composers where there is nothing either.

I have a musical library of piano sheet music collected for over 40 years.
When I hear a piece of music on the radio or XM SIRIUS, I want to find the sheet music.

It's so disappointing when I can't find it here., or anywhere else for that matter.


 :'( ???
 

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