Presented at the Grieg Conference in Copenhagen August 12, 2011
Markéta Štefková, Slovakia
Institut of Musicology of Slovak Academy of Sciencies
Faculty of Music and Dance of Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts
Edvard Hagerup Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 in the context of developmental trends in the 19th and 20th century music
In relation to Grieg’s poetics a connection with Frédéric Chopin is often emphasized (“Chopin of the North”) as well as with Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 of Robert Schumann (“Norwegian sister of the German Schumann’s one”). We can bring the piano concertos of Chopin and Schumann to one significant common denominator – piano concertos of Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837), born in Bratislava.