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Grieg, Evju: Piano Concertos... / Petersson

Grieg / Petersson / Prague Radio Symphony Orch
Release Date: 06/09/2015 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 689   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegHelge Evju
Performer:  Carl Petersson
Conductor:  Kerry Stratton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Edvard Grieg first met Percy Grainger in London in 1906 and the two became good friends. Grieg invited the ‘Young Apollo’ to spend the summer of 1907 with him at Troldhaugen where they revised the famous Piano Concerto in A minor. Their alterations resulted in the final edition ‘sanctioned by Grieg himself’. Norwegian composer Helge Evju has taken up the challenge to compose a work based on incomplete concerto fragments by Grieg, creating a romantic and beautiful companion. Edvard Grieg first met Percy Grainger in London in 1906 and the two became good friends. Grieg invited the ‘Young Apollo’ to spend the summer of 1907 with him at Troldhaugen where they revised the famous Piano Concerto in A minor. Their alterations resulted in the final edition ‘sanctioned by Grieg himself’. Norwegian composer Helge Evju has taken up the challenge to compose a work based on incomplete concerto fragments by Grieg, creating a romantic and beautiful companion. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Carl Petersson (Piano)
Conductor:  Kerry Stratton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
2.
Concerto for Piano in B minor, EG 120 [fragment] by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Carl Petersson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883; Norway 
3.
Concerto for Piano in B minor [on fragments by Edvard Grieg] by Helge Evju
Performer:  Carl Petersson (Piano)
Conductor:  Kerry Stratton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Norway 
4.
Songs (6), Op. 25: no 4, With a waterlily by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Carl Petersson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Norway 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 48: no 6, Ein Traum by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Carl Petersson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Norway 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Very enjoyable cd August 14, 2015 By S. Drew (Cranston, RI) See All My Reviews "There are many excellent recordings of the A-minor concerto. I very much enjoyed listening to this Percy Grainger arrangement that puts the piano front and center and gives it a more prominent role than the standard version. The rest of the cd by Grieg and Evju are appealing – nothing profound here – but well played and very listenable. I even hear a touch of Scott Joplin. See if you agree." Report Abuse
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