Grieg and Violins
An Immersion into the String Orchestra
Keywords:Edvard Grieg, string orchestra, orchestral miniatures, two-movement cycles, orchestration
Violin was Edvard Grieg’s favourite orchestral instrument. This affinity expanded to other string family instruments and a string orchestra. The article aims to characterise Grieg’s two-movement cycles of miniatures for string orchestra, emphasizing the features of their orchestration. The analysis revealed that these cycles should be considered as original and creative orchestral compositions where the composer efficiently employs the possibilities of string instruments.
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