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  1. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning Mood $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: II. The Death of Aase $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
  5. Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio - attacca: $1.29 on iTunes
  6. Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato - Quasi Presto - Andante maestoso
  7. 4 Norwegian Dances, Op. 35: No. 2 in A (Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso) $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: IV. Notturno $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: III. March of the Dwarfs $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: II. The Last Spring $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: No. 15 - Arabian dance $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: I. Präludium (Allegro Vivace) $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: II. Sarabande (Andante) $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: III. Gavotte (Allegretto) - Musette (Poco più mosso) - Gavotte $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: IV. Air (Andante religioso) $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Holberg Suite, Op. 40: V. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio) $1.29 on iTunes
  17. In Autumn, Op. 11: Andante - Allegro agitato - Allegro marcato e maestoso
  18. Symphonic Dances, Op. 64: II. Allegretto grazioso $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Lyric Pieces III, Op. 43: I. Butterfly $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Lyric Pieces III, Op. 43: VI. to the Spring $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Lyric Pieces, Op. 65: VI. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Fra Monte Pincio (From Monte Pincio), Op. 39, No. 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Sigurd Jorsalfar, three Orchestral pieces, Op. 56: III. Homage March (Op. 22, No. 4) $1.29 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Grieg, Edvard : Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35
>Grieg, Edvard : Kulok and Stabbelåten (Cow Call and Peasant Dance), Nordic melody for orchestra (or piano or piano,
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
>Grieg, Edvard : Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) no 2, Op. 34/2
>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
>Grieg, Edvard : I host (In Autumn), concert overture for orchestra, Op. 11
>Grieg, Edvard : Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
>Grieg, Edvard : An den Frühling (To Spring), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
>Grieg, Edvard : Romances (6), Op. 39
>Grieg, Edvard : Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
>Grieg, Edvard : Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56
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Notes & Reviews:

This generous 2-CD compilation offers the most popular music of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norway's greatest composer. Featuring Anne Sofie von Otter, Mikhail Pletnev, Herbert von Karajan and Neeme Jarvi. Includes his most famous works including the music from Peer Gynt, the brilliant Piano Concerto in A minor and Lyric Pieces.



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>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
  • Performer: Lilya Zilberstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 29 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Grieg, Edvard : Norwegian Dances (4) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 35
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Grieg, Edvard : Kulok and Stabbelåten (Cow Call and Peasant Dance), Nordic melody for orchestra (or piano or piano,
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54 :: 4. Nocturne
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54 :: 3. March of the Dwarfs
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Våren (Last Spring), elegiac melody for orchestra (or piano) no 2, Op. 34/2
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1880.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: 15. Arabian Dance
  • Performer: Marianne Eklof (Voice)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt :: 19. Solveig's Song
  • Performer: Barbara Bonney
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : From Holberg's Time, Op. 40
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 20 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Grieg, Edvard : I host (In Autumn), concert overture for orchestra, Op. 11
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 11 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64 :: 2. Allegretto grazioso
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896-1898

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : An den Frühling (To Spring), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/6
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Grieg, Edvard : Romances (6), Op. 39
  • Performers: Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870

>Grieg, Edvard : Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
  • Performers: Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864

>Grieg, Edvard : Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 :: 3. Homage March
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872