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The Very Best Of Grieg


Release Date: 04/25/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552123   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-NöklebergJénö JandóTakako NishizakiErling Ragnar Eriksen,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard StudtJerzy MaksymiukAdrian LeaperRichard Edlinger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony OrchestraBBC Scottish Symphony OrchestraOslo String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. From Holberg's Time, Op. 40: 1st movement, Prelude by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Richard Studt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 1, Arietta by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 45: Allegro molto by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; Norway 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
4. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 18, Solvejg's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Erling Ragnar Eriksen (Piano), Bodil Arnesen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
5. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 4, Little Bird by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 13, Act 4 Prelude - Morning by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 16, Anitra's Dance by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
8. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 7, In the hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9. Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 27: 2nd movement, Romance by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10. Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
11. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 3, Troll's March by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
12. Songs (6), Op. 25: no 2, A swan by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Bodil Arnesen (Piano), Erling Ragnar Eriksen (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
13. Lyric Pieces (8), Book 2, Op. 38: no 1, Berceuse by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano), Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
14. Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 53 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Adrian Leaper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15. Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite, Op. 56: Homage March by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872/1892; Norway 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
16. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
17. Songs (5), Op. 60: no 3, While I wait by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Bodil Arnesen (Soprano), Erling Ragnar Eriksen (Piano)
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
18. Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36: 1st movement, Allegro agitato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Oystein Birkeland (Cello), Hĺvard Gimse (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Norway 
Length: 9 Minutes 24 Secs. 
19. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
20. Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 4, Act 2 Prelude - Abduction and Ingrid's lament by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
21. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 1, Butterfly by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
22. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 13: 3rd mvt, Allegro animato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Helge Kjekshus (Piano), Henning Kraggerud (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Norway 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
23. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
24. Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64: no 1, Allegro moderato e marcato by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Norway 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
25. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 5, Cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
26. Heart's melodies, Op. 5: no 3, I love thee by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
27. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 4, Brooklet by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Einar Steen-Nökleberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
28. Songs (6), Op. 48: no 6, Ein Traum by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Erling Ragnar Eriksen (Piano), Bodil Arnesen (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 
29. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderato by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Hĺvard Gimse (Piano)
Conductor:  Bjarte Engeset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Length: 12 Minutes 54 Secs. 

Sound Samples

From Holberg's Time, Op. 40: Holberg Suite, Op. 40: I. Prelude
Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 12: No. 1. Arietta
Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45: I. Allegro molto ed appassionato
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: Act IV: Solveig's Song (Solveigs sang)
Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 4. Little Bird (Voglein)
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: III. Anitra's Dance
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27: String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27: II. Romanze: Andantino - Allegro agitato
2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 1. Heart Wounds (Hjertesar)
2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34: No. 2. Last Spring (Varen)
Lyric Pieces, Book 5, Op. 54: No. 3. March of the Trolls (Trolltog)
6 Poems, Op. 25: No. 2. En svane (A Swan)
Lyric Pieces, Book 2, Op. 38 (arr. for violin and piano): Lyric Pieces, Book 2, Op. 38: No. 1. Berceuse (arr. for violin and piano)
2 Melodies, Op. 53: No. 1. Norwegian (Norsk)
2 Melodies, Op. 53: No. 2. The First Meeting (Det forste mode)
3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56: Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56
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: I. Allegro agitato
Lyric Suite, Op. 54: III. Nocturne
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55: I. Ingrid's Lament
Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1. Schmetterling (Butterfly)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13: III. Allegro animato
Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 6. To the Spring (An den Fruhling)
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. for violin and orchestra): Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5: No. 3. I Love but Thee (arr. for violin and orchestra)
Lyric Pieces, Book 7, Op. 62: No. 4. Brooklet (Baekken)
6 Songs, Op. 48: No. 6. A Dream (Ein Traum)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro moderato

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