Grieg | Lyric Pieces | Book 1, Op. 12 (Piano)After subscribing, you will receive the code in your email. This code is only valid for 10 days! Written after Grieg returned to settle in Norway, the Lyric Pieces, a total of 66 short pieces for piano, were published in ten volumes between and Canadian pianist Janina Fialkowska performs a selection of 25 of these pieces with delicacy and refinement. Other works include peasant and patriotic marches, dances, songs, and evocations of the Norwegian landscape. Beloved the world over for her exquisite pianism, Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences for over thirty years with her glorious lyrical sound, her sterling musicianship and her profound sense of musical integrity.
Edvard Grieg - Six "Lyric Pieces" (by Vadim Chaimovich)
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About this Recording 8. That he apparently viewed them in the same way is clear from the fact that his last lyrical piece, 'Remembrances', Op. Thus the circle is completed, marking the end of the period in which he was concerned with this type of piano piece, a type that the whole world loved, admired, and above all, played. Even though he revealed his deepest, most intimate feelings in many of the lyrical pieces, the music remains approachable and is often played. It would probably be hard to find the piano student who has not learned to love these lyrical pieces, in spite of their occasional difficulty, and does not feel that the struggle has been worth while, if the results are good. One should ignore the fact that they have at times been looked upon with disdain as inferior.
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Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 12 - Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 12: No. 1. Arietta
The ten books of Lyric Pieces were begun in with this work and concluded in with Remembrances, the last of the seven in the final volume, Op. In all, there were 66 Lyric Pieces, comprising the composer's most popular works for piano. Yet in , Grieg , half-jestingly, half-seriously referred to them as "lice and fleas" that flock around him. Of course, he was aware of their overall quality, but he often viewed them as obstacles that prevented him from composing larger works. Grieg , however, was quite at home with the piano miniature, and Arietta, though it is an example of his early style, clearly divulges his immense talent for melody and mood, even if it also displays a measure of immaturity. The work presents a bright theme that mixes Schumann and Chopin to produce an artless confection of utter charm. While the music has a nostalgic, slightly melancholy air, its lightness and simple harmony -- mostly a four-note figure that rises and falls with the melody -- give it an almost childlike innocence.
Lyric Pieces Norwegian : Lyriske stykker is a collection of 66 short pieces for solo piano written by Edvard Grieg. They were published in 10 volumes, from Op. The theme of the first piece in the set, Arietta , was one of the composer's favorite melodies. He used it to complete the cycle in his very last lyric piece, Remembrances Efterklang — this time as a waltz. In , Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes recorded a CD with 24 of the lyric pieces on Grieg's own Steinway grand piano at Troldhaugen , the composer's residence.