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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 Stabbelaten (Cow Call and Peasant Dance), Nordic melody for orchestra (or piano or piano,
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54
>Grieg, Edvard : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
>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 : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
>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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Works Details

>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 : Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34
  • 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
  • Performers: Barbara Bonney (Soprano); 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 : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Grieg, Edvard : Romances (6), Op. 39
  • Performers: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
  • 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: Anne von Otter (Mezzo Soprano); Bengt Forsberg (Piano)
  • 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