Grieg wrote ten sets of 'Lyric Pieces' for the piano, between 1867 and 1901. In these he defines a mood in a few bars. This 'Butterfly' is a charming piece evoking the light flitting about of that insect, with light but fast arpeggios on the piano. The Butterfly, Op. 43, No. 1 was published in 1886. The melody lets you imagine a butterfly soaring, then dipping in the wind.