SONG OF THE NORTH -- The Story of Edward Grieg by Claire Lee Purdy
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SONG OF THE NORTH -- The Story of Edward Grieg

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This deserves a star on handling of a subject that required a skillful combination of the story and the art; I am afraid that outside of schools, music lovers and public libraries, the market is sharply limited. The first half of the book is the story of a boy growing into manhood, of an individual, and she has handled his weaknesses and his strengths with an objective viewpoint. One gets the feel of Norway, and of glorious vacations which gave him much of his background. The last part is so closely linked with his music that it almost needs a Victoria at the elbow to fill the gaps. I think this is a better book than her life of Stephen Foster. I hope it gets the market it deserves.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1941
Publisher: Messner