Of Grieg's three violin sonatas, this is the Great Sonata in C minor op. 45 which is today the best known. Wrongly, because the first two sonatas delight with their enjoyment of the game and their tone of youthful freshness. In addition, their lower technical requirements already make them accessible to advanced students. Composed in 1867, the Violin Sonata in G major op. 13 is clearly steeped in Grieg's enthusiastic interest in Norwegian popular music, the first and last movements of which take the traditional “Springtanz” (“jump dance”) as their model. This urtext edition is based not only on the second printed edition of 1887, reviewed by Grieg himself, but also on the autograph manuscript of Stockholm, which makes it possible to offer a very reliable musical text.