Discovering E. Grieg.

Discovering E. Grieg.



Maestro Sisti, our conductor at LAO, has written a new article for WKMT Music Blog. His first collaboration with the famous piano studio is now published and ready to be read. Stay tuned for many more coming.

This time, we talk about the Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. In this article, Maestro Alvaro Sisti, explains in a very straight-forward manner, the reasons to take this composer as part of our Piano lessons requested Repertoire.

Among other Nordic musicians, Grieg has beautiful and apprehensible for the intermediate student. Grieg didn’t write music for erudite. His music is easy-listening and straightforward for people with any grade of musical education. This helped him to achieve success as a composer.

One example is “Arietta” one of the pieces chosen for the ABRSM in the new Syllabus for avid piano students in search of smooth melodic lines and clear harmonies.

We truly hope you can get to know a little more about this, in a way, unexplored Pianist and composer and to invite you to listen to not only his piano pieces, being the Concert for Piano and Orchestra Op.16, a piece that reached with justice a place between the most celebrated piano concertos ever. It’s performed with regularity worldwide and was continuously played by famous piano masters such as K. Zimmerman, M. Argerich, E. Gilels, L. Bernstein, A. Rubinstein, E. Kissin, S. Richter, among many others. but also, his orchestral works, many of them considered to be masterpieces, especially the most famous ones ‘Morning Mood’ or ‘In the hall of the Mountain King’, one of his most recognizable tunes ever written or the acclaimed Peer Gynt, written as a collaboration with Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen, for being performed in the theatre play of the same name).

Edvard Grieg’s music will transport you to the quiet and serene plains of Norway, with his strong folk music influence and exquisite melodies.

Here we share the famous and beautiful performance of Rubinstein of Grieg’s piano concerto in A minor. We hope you like it in case you hadn’t watched it before.