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Grieg: Lyric Pieces / Leif Ove Andsnes

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12
>Grieg, Edvard : Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/2
>Grieg, Edvard : Norsk (Norwegian Melody), lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Canon, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/8
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/7
>Grieg, Edvard : Melody, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/3
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 6, Op. 57
>Grieg, Edvard : Illusion, lyric piece for piano, Op. 57/3
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
>Grieg, Edvard : Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
>Grieg, Edvard : Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Aften på hojfjeldet (Evening in the Mountains), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/4
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
>Grieg, Edvard : Forbi (Gone), lyric piece for piano, Op. 71/6
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Notes & Reviews:

"Enlightening and sympathetic liner notes set the tone for this heartfelt release. How can one resist? Norwegian pianist Andsnes, the 1998 Gilmore Artist, brings more than eloquence to a generous sampling of Grieg's ten books of Lyric Pieces. He is a storyteller 'par excellence', infusing life into these often narrative short pieces with depth, persuasiveness, and charm of drama, as the music requires... Here is a release that rewards with repeated hearings." - Barela, ARG

Gramophone Classical Music Guide
Once again on home ground, Andsnes reminds you of his capacity to go directly to the heart of the matter. Taking you on a journey of increasing subtlety and introspection, he makes you aware that so much of this music is for those long winter nights. At the same time the music is so richly varied: 'Melody's insistent dactylic rhythm creates a strange unsettling poetic ambience, while the central oasis of calm in 'Wedding Day at Troldhaugen' would surely melt a heart of stone.

All Andsnes's performances have that deceptive simplicity which is his touchstone. His playing is always sensitive, never sentimental and with a bracing and essential 'touch of the codfish' (Grieg) when required. And while one would never want to be without Gilels' rapt DG performances (see below), praise could hardly be too high for a pianist who so enviably captures the poignant nature of a composer who Tchaikovsky once claimed had 'a glance like a charming and candid child'. Grieg's piano, with its distinctive timbre, provides an added touch of nostalgia.

BBC Music Magazine
Andsnes penetrates the psyche of this music, and his playing of consummate artistry and insight. Not only does he have keen poetic feeling but magisterial pianistic finesse.



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>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/2
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Norsk (Norwegian Melody), lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/6
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Canon, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/8
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1877-1878

>Grieg, Edvard : Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/6
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Grieg, Edvard : Waltz, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/7
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1866

>Grieg, Edvard : Melody, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/3
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 6, Op. 57
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Grieg, Edvard : Illusion, lyric piece for piano, Op. 57/3
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Grieg, Edvard : Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Grieg, Edvard : Aften på hojfjeldet (Evening in the Mountains), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/4
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Grieg, Edvard : Forbi (Gone), lyric piece for piano, Op. 71/6
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71
  • Performer: Leif Andsnes (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901