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Piano Sonata in E minor Op. 7

Piano Solo

By Edvard Grieg

Piano Piano (Piano solo) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). Edited by Einar Steen-Nokleberg, Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. ABRSM syllabus Grade: 8. Classical. Softcover. 32 pages. G. Henle #HN604. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480604).

Item Number: HL.51480604

ISBN 9790201806044. 9.25x12.25 inches.

The op. 7 Sonata was Grieg's first major piano work. While traditional in form and structure, its originality is expressed through the incorporation of elements from Scandinavian dances and folk tunes. A recording of the piece made by Grieg himself in 1903 shows the virtuosic manner in which the composer approached his task: the tempi of the outer movements are markedly brisk, the whole performance bright and vivacious.

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About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Clifton Park, NY
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  • November 11, 2008 Great peice

    Lots of variety in Grieg's Sonata. Also, I love ordering pieces from this company. Didn't want an entire book of Greig Sonata's, so this was great.

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  • 5

    Sean Jacobson
    Montevideo, MN
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  • March 17, 2007 Great, little-known classic!

    Prior to having played this piece (well, the second movement, I have not played the rest), I had not heard of it, and still have never found a recording. If you get the chance to play it or hear it, however, take advantage. The piece is a magnificent work of...

    art bursting with emotion. I played the second movement as a 9th grader, so it's not too difficult by any means. It is indeed a simple, but beautiful piece (or at least the second movement is) and I highly reccomend it. A rare gem!

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