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lyric piece


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.
Also, character piece, program music.

See Also

[French] pièce lyrique (f)
[German] Lyrisches Stück (n)
[Italian] pezzo lirico (m)


Last Updated: 2016-06-02 20:13:36