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Sonata in F Major

Composer: Edvard Grieg

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Published: 20

Price: €30.00

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  • Description +
    • Duration: 25 min.
      Adapted and edited by Naama Neuman

      Preface (extract)

      ... The violin Sonatas have a special place in Grieg’s compositional evolution, as he wrote in a letter of January 1900 to the Norwegian poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: “Last week I had the pleasure of performing my three violin sonatas with lady Neruda-Hallé… we did very well, and it had special significance for me because these three works are among my very best and represent different stages in my development: the first, naïve and rich in ideas; the second, nationalistic; and the third with a wider outlook.” ...

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    • Flute and Piano

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  • About the composer +
    • Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping to develop a national identity, much as Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia, respectively. Grieg is regarded as simultaneously nationalistic and cosmopolitan in his orientation, for although born in Bergen and buried there, he traveled widely throughout Europe, and considered his music to express both the beauty of Norwegian rural life and the culture of Europe as a whole. He is the most celebrated person from the city of Bergen, with numerous statues depicting his image, and many cultural entities named after him: the city's largest building (Grieg Hall), its most advanced music school (Grieg Academy), its professional choir (Edvard Grieg Kor), and even some private companies that include its largest hotel (Quality Hotel Edvard Grieg), and a music technology developer (Grieg Music). The Edvard Grieg Museum in Troldhaugen (Grieg's former home in Bergen) is dedicated to his legacy.

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    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Ronni Kot Wenzell
      Engraving: Naama Neuman / Henrik Svitzer
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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