Piano Music - Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg


1843 - 1907
Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian composer and pianist.



📖 "To have the ability to withdraw into oneself and forget everything around one when one is creating - What, I think is the only requirement for being able to bring forth something beautiful. The whole thing is - a mystery."


📖 "Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take."


📖 "Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted... to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home."


📖 “The realm of harmonies was always my dream-world."
In Letter to Henry T. Finck


📖 “If there is in my music anything of lasting value it will live; if not, it will perish. That is my belief, for I am convinced that truth will prevail ultimately."
In Letter to Henry T. Finck (1905)

Quotes by Edvard Grieg








Solo Piano Music by Edvard Grieg


— Larvikspolka, EG 101, 1858, GGA xx

— Tre klaverstykker, EG 102, 1858–9 [= EG 104/2, 6, 5]

— Ni barnestykker, EG 103, 1858–9 [=EG 104/4, 9, 10, 19, 21, 18, 13, 16, 7]

— 23 småstykker, EG 104, 1858–9, GGA xx: 1 Allegro agitato, 2 Allegro desiderio (Sehnsucht), 3 Scherzo: Molto allegro vivace, 4 Andante, quasi allegretto, 5 Allegro assai, 6 Allegro con moto, 7 Andante, quasi allegretto (Ein Traum), 8 Allegro assai, 9 Andante moderato (Perlen), 10 Andante con gravità (Bei Gellerts Grab), 11 Vivace, 12 Präludium: Largo con estro poetico, 13 Allegretto con moto, 14 Allegretto con moto, 15 Zwei-stimmiges Präludium: Con passione, 16 Allegro assai, quasi presto (Scherzo), 17 Molto adagio religioso, 18 Allegro molto (Der fünfte Geburtstag), 19 Andante moderato (Gebet), 20 Allegro vivace, 21 Andante moderato (Verlust), 22 Nicht zu schnell, ruhig, 23 Assai allegro furioso

— Tre klaverstykker, EG 105, 1860, GGA xx

Op. 1 Vier Stücke, 1861–3 (Leipzig, 1863), GGA ii

Op. 3 [6] poetiske tonebilleder, 1863 (Copenhagen, 1864), GGA ii

Op. 6 [4] Humoresker, 1865 (Copenhagen, 1865), GGA ii

Op. 7 Sonata, e, 1865 (Leipzig, 1866), GGA ii, rev. 1887 (Leipzig, 1887)

— Agitato, EG 106, 1865, GGA xx

— Sørgemarsj over Rikard Nordraak [Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak], EG 107, 1866 (Copenhagen, 1866), GGA ii

Op. 12 Lyriske småstykker [Lyric Pieces, i], 1864–7 (Copenhagen, 1867), GGA i: 1 Arietta, 2 Vals, 3 Vaegtersang [Watchman's Song], 4 Alfedans [Fairy Dance], 5 Folkevise, 6 Norsk, 7 Albumblad, 8 Faedrelandssang

Op. 17 25 norske folkeviser og dandse, 1869 (Bergen, 1870), GGA iii [after L.M. Lindeman: Aeldre og nyere norske fjeldmelodier]: 1 Spring laat, 2 Ungersvenden [The Swain], 3 Springdands, 4 Nils Tallfjoren, 5 Jølstring [Dance from Jølser], 6 Brulaat [Wedding Tune], 7 Halling, 8 Grisen [The Pig], 9 Naar mit øje [Religious Song], 10 Aa Ole engang i Sinde fik at beile [The Wooer's Song], 11 Paa Dovrefjeld I Norge [Heroic Ballad], 12 Solfager og Ormekongen [Solfager and the Snake-King], 13 Reiselaat [Wedding March], 14 Jeg sjunger med sorrigfuldt hjerte [I Sing with a Sorrowful Heart], 15 Den sidste laurdags kvelden [Last Saturday Evening], 16 Je vet en liten gjente [I know a Little Maiden], 17 Aa kleggen han sa no te flugga si [The Gadfly and the Fly], 18 Stabbe-laaten [Peasant Dance], 19 Hølje dale, 20 Halling, 21 Saebygga [The Woman from Setesdal], 22 So lokka me over den myra [Cow-Call], 23 Saag du nokke kjaerringa mi [Peasant Song], 24 Brulaatten [Wedding Tune], 25 Rabnabryllup i Kraakalund [The Raven's Wedding in Kraakalund]

Op. 19 Folkelivsbilleder, 1869–71 (Copenhagen, 1872), GGA ii: 1 Fjeldslåt [In the Mountains], 2 Brudefølget drager forbi [Bridal Procession], 3 Fra karnevalet [From the Carnival]

Op. [22] Sigurd Jorsalfar, 1874 (Copenhagen, 1874), GGA iv [from op.22/2, 3, 5]

— Norges melodier, 154 arrs., EG 108, 1874–5 (Copenhagen, 1875) GGA iii, 6 pubd. as Sex norske Fjeldmelodier (Copenhagen, 1886)

Op. [23] Peer Gynt, 1876 (Copenhagen, 1876), GGA iv [from op.23/12, 15, 16, 19]

Op. 24 Ballade in Form von Variationen über eine norwegische Melodie, 1875–6 (Leipzig, 1876), GGA ii

— Albumblad, EG 109 (Christiania, 1878), GGA xx

Op. 28 Fire/albumblade (Christiania, 1878), GGA ii: 1 Allegro con moto, A, 1864, 2 Allegro espressivo, F, 1874, 3 Vivace, A, 1876, 4 Andantino serioso, c♯, 1878,

Op. 29 Improvisata over to norske folkeviser, 1878 (Christiania, 1878), GGA iii

Op. [34] Zwei elegische Melodien, 1887 (Leipzig, 1887), GGA iv [red. of orch score]

Op. [35] Norwegische Tänze, 1887 (Leipzig, 1887), GGA iv [orig. for 4 hands]

Op. [37] Walzer-Capricen, 1887 (Leipzig, 1887), GGA iv [orig. for 4 hands]

Op. 38 Neue lyrische Stückchen [Lyric Pieces, ii] (Leipzig, 1884), GGA i: 1 Berceuse, 1883, 2 Volksweise, ?1883, 3 Melodie, 1883, 4 Halling, 1883, 5 Springtanz, 1883, 6 Elegie, 1883, 7 Walzer, 1866, rev. 1883, 8 Canon, c1877–8

Op. 40 Fra Holbergs tid [From Holberg's Time], 1884 (Copenhagen, 1885), GGA ii: 1 Preludium, 2 Sarabande, 3 Gavotte, 4 Air, 5 Rigaudon

Op. 41 Klavierstücke nach eigenen Liedern, 1884 (Leipzig, 1885), GGA ii: 1 Vuggesang [from op.9/2], 2 Margretes vuggesang [from op.15/1], 3 Jeg elsker dig [from op.5/3], 4 Hun er saa hvid [from op.18/2], 5 Prinsessen [from EG 133], Jeg giver mit digt til våren [from op.21/3]

Op. 43 Lyrische Stückchen [Lyric Pieces, iii], 1886 (Leipzig, 1887), GGA i: 1 Schmetterling, 2 Einsamer Wanderer, 3 In der Heimat, 4 Vöglein, 5 Erotik, 6 An den Frühling

Op. [46] Peer Gynt, suite no.1, 1888 (Leipzig, 1888), GGA iv [red. of orch score]

Op. 47 Lyrische Stückchen [Lyric Pieces, iv], 1886–8 (Leipzig, 1888), GGA i: 1 Valse-Impromptu, 2 Albumblatt, 3 Melodie, 4 Halling, 5 Melancholie, 6 Springtanz, 7 Elegie

Op. [50] Gebet und Tempeltanz aus Olav Trygvason, 1893 (Leipzig, 1893), GGA iv [from Olav Trygvason, op.50]

Op. [53] Zwei Melodien, 1890 (Leipzig, 1891), GGA iv [red. of orch. score]

Op. 54 Lyrische Stücke [Lyric Pieces, v], 1889–91 (Leipzig, 1891), GGA i: 1 Gjaetergut [A Shepherd Boy], 2 Gangar [Nor. march], 3 Troldtog [March of the Dwarfs], 4 Notturno, 5 Scherzo, 6 Klokkeklang [Bell Ringing]

Op. [55] Peer Gynt, suite no.2, 1893 (Leipzig, 1893), GGA iv [red. of orch score]

Op. [56] Drei Orchesterstücke aus ‘Sigurd Jorsalfar’, 1892 (Leipzig, 1893), GGA iv [red. of orch score]

Op. 57 Lyrische Stücke [Lyric Pieces, vi], 1890–3 (Leipzig, 1893), GGA i: 1 Entschwundene Tage, 2 Gade, 3 Illusion, 4 Geheimniss, 5 Sie tanzt, 6 Heimweh

Op. 62 Lyrische Stücke [Lyric Pieces, vii], 1893–5 (Leipzig, 1895), GGA i: 1 Sylfide [Sylph], 2 Tak [Gratitude], 3 Fransk serenade, 4 Baekken [Brooklet], 5 Drømmesyn [Phantom], 6 Hjemad [Homeward]

Op. [63] Zwei nordische Weisen, 1895 (Leipzig, 1896), GGA iv [red. of orch score]

Op. 65 Lyrische Stücke [Lyric Pieces, viii], 1896 (Leipzig, 1897), GGA i: 1 Fra ungdomsdagene [From Early Years], 2 Bondens sang [Peasant's Song], 3 Tungsind [Melancholy], 4 Salon, 5 I balladetone [Ballad], 6 Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen [Wedding-Day at Troldhaugen]

Op. 66 19 norske folkeviser, 1896–7 (Leipzig, 1897), GGA iii: 1 Kulok [Cow-Call], 2 Det er den største dårlighed [It is the Greatest Foolishness], 3 En konge hersket i Østerland [A King Ruled in the East], 4 Siri Dale-visen [The Siri Dale Song], 5 Det var i min ungdom [It was in my Youth], 6 Lok og bådnlåt [Cow-Call and Lullaby], 7 Bådnlåt [Lullaby], 8 Lok [Cow-Call], 9 Liten va guten [Small was the Lad], 10 Morgo ska du få gifte deg [Tomorrow you shall Marry her], 11 Der stander to piger [There Stood Two Girls], 12 Ranveig, 13 En liten grå man [A Little Grey Man], 14 I Ola-dalom, i Ola-kjønn [In Ola Valley, in Ola Lake], 15 Bådnlåt, 16 Ho vesle Astrid vår [Little Astrid], 17 Bådnlåt, 18 Jeg går i tusen tanker [I Wander Deep in Thought], 19 Gjendines bådnlåt [Gjendine's Lullaby]

— Hvide skyer [White Clouds], EG 110, 1898 (Copenhagen, 1908), GGA xx

— Tusselåt [Procession of Gnomes], EG 111, 1898 (Copenhagen, 1908), GGA xx

— Dansen går [In the Whirl of the Dance], EG 112, 1898 (Copenhagen, 1908), GGA xx

Op. 68 Lyrische Stücke [Lyric Pieces, ix], 1897–9 (Leipzig, 1899), GGA i; 1 Matrosernes opsang [Sailors' Song], 2 Bedstemors menuet [Grandmother's Minuet], 3 For dine fødder [At your Feet], 4 Aften på højfjeldet [Evening in the Mountains], 5 Bådnlåt [Lullaby], 6 Valse mélancolique

Op. 71 Lyrische Stücke [Lyric Pieces x], 1901 (Leipzig, 1901), GGA i: 1 Det var engang [Once upon a Time], 2 Someraften [Summer's Eve], 3 Småtrold [Puck], 4 Skovstilhed [Peace of the Woods], 5 Halling, 6 Forbi [Gone], 7 Efterklang [Remembrances]

Op. 72 Slåtter [Nor. dances], 1902–3 (Leipzig, 1903), GGA iii: 1 Gibøens bruremarsch [Gibøen's Bridal March], 2 Jon Vestafes springdans, 3 Bruremarsch fra Telemark [Bridal March from Telemark], 4 Haugelåt: halling [Halling from the Fairy Hill], 5 Prillaren fra Os Prestegjeld: Springdans [The Prillar from Os Parish], 6 Gangar (etter Myllarguten) [Myllarguten's Gangar], 7 Røtnams-Knut: halling, 8 Bruremarsch (etter Myllarguten), 9 Nils Rekves halling, 10 Knut Luråsens halling, I, 11 Knut Luråsens halling, II, 12 Springdans (etter Myllarguten), 13 Håvard Gibøens draum ved Oterholtsbrua: Springdans [Håvard Gibøen's Dream at the Oterholt Bridge], 14 Tussebrurefaerda på Vossevangen: Gangar [The Goblins' Bridal Procession at Vossevangen], 15 Skuldalsbruri: Gangar [The Skuldal Bride], 16 Kivlemøyane: Springdans [The Maidens from Kivledal], 17 Kivlemøyane: Gangar

Op. 73 Stimmungen [Moods], 1898–1905 (Leipzig, 1905), GGA ii: 1 Resignation, 2 Scherzo-Impromptu, 3 Natligt ridt [A Ride at Night], 4 Folketone, 5 Studie (Hommage à Chopin); 6 Studenternes serenade, 7 Lualåt [The Mountaineer's Song]

— Ved Halfdan Kjerulfs mindestøtte, EG 167, GGA iv [orig. for male vv, 1874]


Piano Works for Two/Four Pianists


Piano 4 hands, all in GGA v

Op. 11 I høst [In Autumn], fantasy, 1866 (Stockholm, 1867)

Op. 14 Deux pieces symphoniques, 1869 (Copenhagen, 1869) [red. of movts 2 and 3 from Sym., c, EG 119]

— Allegretto quasi andantino, 1869 [from Violin Sonata no.1, movt 2]

Op. [19/2] Norwegischer Brautzug (Leipzig, 1894) [orig. for 2 hands]

Op. [22]
Sigurd Jorsalfar, 1874 (Copenhagen, 1874) [from op.22/2, 3, 5]

Op. [23] Peer Gynt, 1876 (Copenhagen, 1876) [from op.23/1, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 27]

Op. [34] Zwei elegische Melodien, 1887 (Leipzig, 1887) [red. of orch score]

Op. 35 Norwegisch Tänze, 1880 (Leipzig, 1881): 1 Allegro marcato, 2 Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso, 3 Allegro moderato alla marcia, 4 Allegro molto

Op. 37 Walzer-Capricen, 1883 (Leipzig, 1883): 1 Tempo di Valse moderato, 2 Tempo di Valse

Op. [46] Peer Gynt, suite no.1, 1888 (Leipzig, 1888) [red. of orch score]

Op. [55] Peer Gynt, suite no.2, 1893 (Leipzig, 1893) [red. of orch score]

Op. [56] Drei Orchesterstücke aus ‘Sigurd Jorsalfar’, 1892 (Leipzig, 1893) [red. of orch score]

Op. [63] Zwei nordische Weisen, 1895 (Leipzig, 1896) [red. of orch score]

Op. 64 [4] Symfoniske danser, 1896 (Leipzig, 1897) [red. of orch score]


2 Pianos

— Klaviersonaten von Mozart mit frei hinzukomponierter Begleitung eines zweiten Klaviers, EG 113, 1876–7 (Leipzig, 1879–80), GGA vii: 1 Sonata, F, K533/494, 2 Phantasia und Sonata, C, K475 and 457, 3 Sonata, C, K545, 4 Sonata, G, K283

Op. 51 Altnorwegische Romanze mit Variationen, 1890 (Leipzig, 1890), GGA vii


2 Pianos 8 Hands

Op. 11 I høst, GGA v [orig for pf 4 hands]





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