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Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites; Lyric Pieces / Hakon Austbo, piano; Royal PO, Mark Ermler

Album Summary

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 2, Op. 38
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47
>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 7, Op. 62
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Composer Edvard Grieg was at the forefront of a flourishing of creativity in Scandinavian culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fired by the folk music and stories of his native Norway. Unsurprisingly, his most popular music falls within this grouping. Peer Gynt, incidental music composed for Henrik Ibsen's play of the same name, if rife with evocations of folk melodies. Selections from Grieg's inimitable Lyric Pieces for piano flesh out a disc which miniaturizes but does not minimize the influence of Grieg on classical music.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
So I would not dismiss this Peer Gynt, though it doesn't threaten any of our favorites (including one on Audite SACD that is quite recent: Sept/Oct 2011). The only question to ask is, do you want your Peer followed by 15 selected Lyric Pieces? I don't know who made the selection. Maybe the pianist originally recorded more, and the producer of this disc reduced it to 15. Some favorites are here (four from Opus 54), but if I want a selection of these, people like Gilels and Gieseking offer more and better. There is nothing wrong with the playing here, though. And the sound is good, and the price is right.



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>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55
  • Conductor: Mark Ermler
  • Running Time: 16 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1875

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1864-1867

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (8), Book 2, Op. 38
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Melody, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/3
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889-1891

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1890-1893

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1895

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
  • Performer: Hakon Austbo (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Gemeente Deventer, The Netherlands (2001-06-27_2001-06-28&2001-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896