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The Very Best of Grieg

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> Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65 (arr. for orchestra) - Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65. No. 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (arr. for orchestra)
> Digte, Op. 60 - 5 Songs, Op. 60: No. 3. On the Water (Mens jeg venter)
> Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36 - Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36: I. Allegro agitato
> Lyric Suite, Op. 54 - Lyric Suite, Op. 54: III. Nocturne
> Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55 - Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: I. Ingrid's Lament
> Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43 - Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1. Schmetterling (Butterfly)
> Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13 - Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13: III. Allegro animato
> Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43 - Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 6. To the Spring (An den Fruhling)
> Symphonic Dances, Op. 64 - Symphonic Dances, Op. 64: No. 1. Allegro moderato e marcato
> 2 Lyric Pieces, Op. 68 (version for orchestra) - 2 Lyric Pieces: No. 2. Cradle Song (orchestral version of Op. 68/5)
> Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5 (arr. P. Breiner) - Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5: No. 3. I Love but Thee (arr. for violin and orchestra)
> Lyric Pieces, Book 7, Op. 62 - Lyric Pieces, Book 7, Op. 62: No. 4. Brooklet (Baekken)
> 6 Songs, Op. 48 (text by J.W. von Goethe) - 6 Songs, Op. 48: No. 6. A Dream (Ein Traum)
> Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro moderato
> 2 Melodies, Op. 53 (version for orchestra) - No. 1. Norwegian (Norsk)
> 2 Melodies, Op. 53 (version for orchestra) - No. 2. The First Meeting (Det forste mode)
> 3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 (version for orchestra) - Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 1, Op. 12
>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata no 3 in C minor for violin & piano
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
>Grieg, Edvard : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 27
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (4), Op. 21
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38
>Grieg, Edvard : Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 53
>Grieg, Edvard : Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (5), Op. 60
>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 13
>Grieg, Edvard : Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68
>Grieg, Edvard : Heart's melodies, Op. 5
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (6), Op. 48
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
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Notes & Reviews:

The leading Scandinavian composer of his time and the principal advocate for Norwegian music, Grieg came to the forefront of international attention through works such as his Piano Concerto and his incidental music for 'Peer Gynt.' This 2-CD set includes excerpts from the most frequently performed and recorded works of Grieg, including his songs, orchestral music, and instrumental music.



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>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 :: 1st movement, Prelude
  • Conductor: Richard Studt
  • Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 1, Op. 12 :: 1. Arietta
  • Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata no 3 in C minor for violin & piano :: 1. Allegro molto ed appassionato
  • Performers: Jenö Jandó (Piano); Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1887

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: Solveig's Song
  • Performers: Bodil Arnesen (Soprano); Erling Eriksen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43 :: no 4, Little Bird
  • Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: 1. Morning
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: 3. Anitra's Dance
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: 4. In the Hall of the Moun
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 27 :: 2. Romanze. Andantino - Allegro agitato
  • Ensemble: Oslo String Quartet
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54 :: no 3, Troll's March
  • Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (4), Op. 21 :: 2. A Swan
  • Performers: Bodil Arnesen (Soprano); Erling Eriksen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38 :: 1. Berceuse
  • Performers: Jenö Jandó (Piano); Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1877-1883

>Grieg, Edvard : Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 53
  • Conductor: Adrian Leaper
  • Ensemble: Capella Istropolitana
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Grieg, Edvard : Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 :: 3. Homage March
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65 :: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (5), Op. 60 :: no 3, While I wait
  • Performers: Bodil Arnesen (Soprano); Erling Eriksen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1894

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36 :: 1st movement, Allegro agitato
  • Performers: Oystein Birkeland (Cello); Håvard Gimse (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1882-1883

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54 :: no 4, Notturno
  • Conductor: Richard Edlinger
  • Ensemble: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosice
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 :: 1. Ingrid's Lament
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43 :: no 1, Butterfly
  • Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 13 :: 3rd mvt, Allegro animato
  • Performers: Helge Kjekshus (Piano); Henning Kraggerud (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43 :: no 6, In Springtime
  • Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64 :: no 1, Allegro moderato e marcato
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896-1898

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68 :: no 5, Cradle song
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Grieg, Edvard : Heart's melodies, Op. 5 :: no 3, I love thee
  • Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Conductor: Peter Breiner
  • Ensemble: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62 :: no 4, Brooklet
  • Performer: Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Songs (6), Op. 48 :: no 6, Ein Traum
  • Performers: Bodil Arnesen (Soprano); Erling Eriksen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1884-1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderato
  • Performer: Håvard Gimse (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bjarte Engeset
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868