Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 (Piano Solo)
Publisher: Henle Urtext Edition
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Editor: Einar Steen-Nökleberg, Ernst-Günter Heinemann
The decisive role that Norwegian folk music played for Edvard Grieg can be felt in almost all of his works. For his Norwegian Dancesop. 35, presented here in an Urtext edition, Grieg took old folk tunes from a collection published by the musician and researcher Ludvig Mathias Lindeman and arranged them for piano four hands in 1880. A few years later, Grieg also made the two-hand version presented here. For this Henle Urtext edition, all the extant autographs in the Grieg Archive in Bergen, Norway were consulted alongwith the contemporary first editions. The co-editor here is the Norwegian pianist and Grieg specialist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, who is also responsible for the fingerings.