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Edvard Grieg plays his 'Butterfly' (1906)

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Published on Aug 29, 2007

Lyric Pieces Op 43
I. Sommerfugl/Butterfly
Welte-Mignon reproducing piano
Digitally Remastered 1991
Edvard Hagerup Grieg, piano

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Patrick Kelly
This is a piano roll. It is from a reproducing piano (Welte-Mignon) that encoded expression. This is not a standard player piano. The roll can be played on any perfectly regulated Welte-Mignon equipped grand and be sound recorded with today's technology. This is not a sound recording of Grieg performing. He cut a fancy, then hi-tech, piano roll.
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Mich M
I'm here because of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Claude Joseph Phillip Poux
The jazz-like shimmerings are delightful, n'est-ce pas?
Erna Woodward
I think that he plays it too fast. A butterfly does not come to mind the way he plays it.
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Alberto Martín
That pause at 0:40 some of you are talking about is neccesary because of the change in harmony, from minor to major, and the pianissimo and "una corda" marks. It needs time to make the effect clear. Unfortunately, it can't be fully appreciated in a piano roll.
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FD Gladiator
Good playing
FD Gladiator
Great this deserves more views
Nicolas Simion
wow amazing playing and good sound quality !
Jenney Liu
I'm trying to learn this piece any suggestions?
Abraham Reyes
Who is this playing? What interpreter?
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