Grieg: Lyric Pieces
18 May 2018
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Other participants: Daniel Adni
Nordic magic: Altogether Edvard Grieg wrote 66 Lyric Pieces, romantic miniatures for piano in the tradition of Robert Schumann. Partly virtuosic, partly playable even for amateurs, they have enjoyed an extraordinary popularity that occasionally drew disapproval from Grieg's contemporaries. (Claude Debussy called them "pink bonbons filled with snow".) But these poetic character pieces with their typically Nordic flavour, inspired by fairy tales and observations of nature, are entirely unique in their heartfelt emotionality.