Grieg - Piano Concerto, Lyric Pieces | Harmonia Mundi HMC902205

Grieg - Piano Concerto, Lyric Pieces

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMC902205

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 18th May 2015

Contents

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.1 Arietta
Lyric Pieces: Book 2 (8), op.38
» no.8 Canon
Lyric Pieces: Book 3 (6), op.43
» no.1 Butterfly
» no.2 Solitary traveller
Lyric Pieces: Book 4 (7), op.47
» no.3 Melody
Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.3 March of the Dwarfs
» no.4 Nocturne
Lyric Pieces: Book 6 (6), op.57
» no.6 Homesickness
Lyric Pieces: Book 9 (6), op.68
» no.3 At your feet (For dine fotter)
» no.5 At the Cradle
Lyric Pieces: Book 10 (8), op.71
» no.1 Once upon a time
» no.7 Efterklang (Remembrances)
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Artists

Javier Perianes (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Sakari Oramo

Works

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 1 (8), op.12
» no.1 Arietta
Lyric Pieces: Book 2 (8), op.38
» no.8 Canon
Lyric Pieces: Book 3 (6), op.43
» no.1 Butterfly
» no.2 Solitary traveller
Lyric Pieces: Book 4 (7), op.47
» no.3 Melody
Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.3 March of the Dwarfs
» no.4 Nocturne
Lyric Pieces: Book 6 (6), op.57
» no.6 Homesickness
Lyric Pieces: Book 9 (6), op.68
» no.3 At your feet (For dine fotter)
» no.5 At the Cradle
Lyric Pieces: Book 10 (8), op.71
» no.1 Once upon a time
» no.7 Efterklang (Remembrances)
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16

Artists

Javier Perianes (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Sakari Oramo

About

The work of a young musician of 25, the celebrated Piano Concerto by Grieg combines the great Romantic tradition and Norwegian folk music. The 'Lyric Pieces' are among the works that made Grieg world-famous. As in the case of the Piano Concerto, commentators have held that a certain combination of intervals (the ‘Grieg motif’) is chiefly responsible for its specific Norwegian quality. For Grieg himself, the question of Norwegian culture was a tremendously important one, and he used his international reputation to fight tirelessly for the recognition of Norway as a state.

He owed that reputation in considerable part to the 'Lyric Pieces', which he wrote over the space of four decades. They are indebted to the Romantic character piece in free form, which became widespread after 1830 and found outstanding representatives in Schumann and Mendelssohn. Grieg certainly also composed them with a view to their use in teaching the piano, with the result that they swiftly won the hearts of devotees of domestic music-making all over Europe.

The present recording offers a representative selection.

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