A short instrumental composition that is typically very expressive and melodic and often represents personal feelings and moods. The lyric piece is similar to a character piece or program music, however, the composition attempts to create moods and feelings without the narrative of a program or depiction of specific people or actions.
Edvard Grieg composed ten books of piano compositions between 1884 and 1901. Each composition has a descriptive title "Lyric Piece" that is comprised of 66 short compositions with descriptive titles such as, Remembrances, Melancholy, To Spring, and Wedding Day At Troldhaugen.
See Also[French] pièce lyrique (f)
[German] Lyrisches Stück (n)
[Italian] pezzo lirico (m)
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