Grieg - Orchestral Music Volume 6

Naxos: 8572403

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Grieg - Orchestral Music Volume 6

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572403
(8.572403)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th Sept 2011

Barcode:

0747313240371

Length:

70 minutes

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CD (download also available)
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Grieg - Orchestral Music Volume 6

Music for String Orchestra


Grieg:

Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34

Melodies Op. 53

Holberg Suite, Op. 40

Two Lyric Pieces, Op. 68

Two Nordic Melodies, Op. 63

Lyric Suite, Op. 54


Malmö Symphony, Bjarte Engeset

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Grieg’s beautiful works for string orchestra often owe their origin to poetic inspiration or to mountain vistas. Some were based on piano originals, including the Holberg Suite, a masterpiece of invention. All of these pieces show Grieg’s assimilation of Norwegian folk culture and his lyrical mastery, through which he sought to ‘give expression to the hidden harmonies in our folk melodies’. Volume 4 in this series (8570236) was described as containing ‘performances as fine as any in the catalogue. These are gorgeous, perfectly paced and thrillingly recorded’. (ClassicsToday.com)

Edvard Grieg: 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 (version for orchestra)

No. 1. Hjertesar (The Wounded Heart)

No. 2. Varen (The Last Spring)

Edvard Grieg: 2 Melodies, Op. 53 (version for orchestra)

No. 1. Norsk (Norwegian)

No. 2. Det forste mode (The First Meeting)

Edvard Grieg: Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra)

I. Prelude

II. Sarabande

III. Gavotte

IV. Air

V. Rigaudon

Edvard Grieg: 2 Lyric Pieces, Op. 68 (version for orchestra)

No. 1. Aften pa hoyfjellet (Evening in the Mountains)

No. 2. Badnlat (At the Cradle)

Edvard Grieg: 2 Nordic Melodies, Op. 63 (version for orchestra)

No. 1. I folketonestil (In Folk Style)

No. 2. Kulok og Stabbelaten (Cow-Call and Peasant Dance): Kulok

No. 2. Kulok og Stabbelaten (Cow-Call and Peasant Dance): Stabbelaten

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Suite, Op. 54

I. Gjaetergut (Shepherd Boy)

II. Gangar (Norwegian March)

III. Notturno (Nocturne)

IV. Troldtog (March of the Dwarfs)

Classic FM Magazine

February 2012

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“there's an edge to their tone that belies unfavourable comparisons with salon music. They also capture the vocal quality underpinning the Two Elegiac Melodies, and the folk music background to movements such as 'Norwegian' from Two Melodies for String Orchestra.”

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