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Grieg: Holberg Suite; Sibelius: Karelia / Marriner, Asmf


Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412727   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard GriegJean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Notes: Orchestrated: Grieg 
2.
Lyric Pieces (2) for Strings: no 1, Evening in the mountains by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Notes: Edvard Grieg orchestrated this work in 1898, from his "Lyric Pieces for
Piano, Book 9, Opus 68 no 4." 
3.
Lyric Pieces (2) for Strings: no 2, Cradle Song by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; Norway 
Notes: Edvard Grieg orchestrated this work in 1898, from his "Lyric Pieces for
Piano, Book 9, Opus 68 no 5." 
4.
Karelia Suite, Op. 11 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Finland 
5.
Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22: no 3, Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893-1897; Finland 

Sound Samples

Karelia Suite, Op.11: 1. Intermezzo (Moderato)
Karelia Suite, Op.11: 2. Ballade (Tempo di menuetto)
Karelia Suite, Op.11: 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)
The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22, No.2
Holberg Suite, Op.40: 1. Präludium (Allegro vivace)
Holberg Suite, Op.40: 2. Sarabande (Andante)
Holberg Suite, Op.40: 3. Gavotte (Allegretto) - Musette (poco più mosso) - Gavotte
Holberg Suite, Op.40: 4. Air (Andante religioso)
Holberg Suite, Op.40: 5. Rigaudon (Allegro con brio)
Lyric Pieces, Op.68, No.4: Evening in the Mountains
Lyric Pieces, Op.68, No.5: At the cradle

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 DELICIOUS PAIRING September 2, 2014 By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL) See All My Reviews "I've been hearing a good bit of Sibelius on the Classical Masterpieces channel on my TV, and it's quite surprising how so many otherwise good-to-great conductors miss the mark. Recently I heard, of all people, Herbert von Karajan, who should have known better, perform the Karelia Suite like---well, geriatric---I think that when it comes to Sibelius he's out of his depth. I acquired the CD with Sir Neville Marriner conducting, and it was pure delight. The "Ballade" was more like a sarabande of long ago, warm and inviting the listener to bask in the Nordic sunshine---and the March movement, which is supposed to be "moderato", was performed instead at "Allegro con spirito" the way it should be; even with my lousy right knee I felt like getting up and marching! Marriner has a way of finding just the right tempos almost all the time, and he did so here; also, the Grieg "Holberg Suite" was fantastic. Love the whole album." Report Abuse
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