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The songs of Edvard Grieg

Author: Beryl Foster
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Comprehensive survey of Grieg's 180 songs, considering particularly questions and issues of performance.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edvard Grieg; Edvard Grieg; Edvard Grieg
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beryl Foster
ISBN: 9781843833437 1843833433
OCLC Number: 141386247
Language Note: Includes song lyrics in Norwegian, translated into English.
Notes: "Revised and updated for this edition"--Page 4 of cover.
Originally published: Aldershot : Scolar Press, 1990.
Description: ix, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Folk-song to art-song --
Translation and interpretation --
Lillegrieg --
Melodies of the heart --
"A balanced mind, a spiritual vitality ..." --
"The claim of the ideal" --
" ... awakened from a long, long trance" --
The mountain thrall --
The goal --
Travels and Travel memories --
Homecoming --
Haugtussa --
"Music's torch, which ever burns ..."
Responsibility: Beryl Foster.

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