The arrangement of three Lyrische Stücke was made for the Berlage Saxophone Quartet. They are three gems from the collections of picturesque works composed by Grieg for piano.
In 1885 Edvard Grieg and his wife Nina moved into the house Troldhaugen (Troll Hill) that the composer had built just south of Bergen. This figurehead of Norwegian national music would stay there until the end of his life. In the 1890s, Grieg again sought inspiration in Norwegian folk music for the piano collections he continued to produce on a large scale. The sixth and last movement of the Lyrische Stücke op. 65 from 1896 is a typical example: during this Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, it sounds like the guests are having a great time with a cheerful folk dance. To contrast this powerful rhythm, there is a modest and sensitive middle section, after which the party erupts again.
Two works, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen and Puck appeared on the CD SaxoFolk, and along with the third, Like a Ballad, constitute a suite.