Grieg : Waltz Op. 12, No. 2

Waltz Op. 12, No. 2

Grieg, Edvard (1843-1907)
Sheet music for : Piano

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Waltz Op. 12, No. 2

Walzer - Valse from Lyric Pieces

This Waltz Op. 12, No. 2 is typcal of Grieg's style as it features a tuneful folklike melody over fresh but uncomplicated harmonies.

It has an A-A-B-A-Coda music form :
  • A : theme in the right hand (mm. 1-18)
  • A : exact repeat of first section (mm. 19-36)
  • B : central section with the theme in the left hand (mm. 37-52)
  • A : same as first section, theme back in the right hand (mm. 53-70)
  • Coda : based on fragments from section B (mm. 71-79)
This score contains suggestions for performing the ornaments (in this case, appogiaturas) in accordance with the performance practice of the Romantic period.

Namely, the appogiaturas in this waltz ought to be played ON the beat, quickly and with an incisive accent.

Duration : 02:02

Source : Edvard Grieg, Lyric Pieces Op. 12 [Lyriske smastykker] (Copenhagen, 1867).


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