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Onstage with Grieg: Interpreting His Piano Music Hardcover – June 22, 1997


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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press; First Edition edition (June 22, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253332486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253332486
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,832,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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EINAR STEEN-NØKLEBERG, Professor of Piano at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo, has won several prestigious prizes for his performance of Grieg’s music. He is editor of the new Henle edition of the complete piano works and has recorded them all on the Naxos label. WILLIAM H. HALVERSON is editor of Edvard Grieg Today and translator of Edvard Grieg: The Man and the Artist by Finn Benestad and Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, and A History of Norwegian Music by Nils Grinde. He has also translated 130 song texts in the C. F. Peters edition of Grieg’s Complete Works.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jen on April 18, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Nokleberg's book Onstage with Grieg is an excellent reference source for pianists of all levels and abilities. It is the only book of its kind which focuses only on the piano works of Edvard Grieg. Nokleberg who has recorded all of Griegs piano pieces, has provided us here with his ideas on proper interpretation. He draws not only from his personal experience, but from many sources of reference, namely Griegs letters and original prints. By using these sources along with his own ideas the amateur and even professional performer will have a clear and accurate view of the composers true intentions. As he states in the preface, this book is not intended to be read cover to cover, but rather to be used as a guide for whichever piece the pianist is currently attempting to learn. His analysis covers every piano work equally from both an interprative and technical point of view. This book is great for any pianist ready to delve into the wonderful world of Edvard Grieg -- and even better you are assured to be doing the composer justice by using Noklebergs helpful hints!
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