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Grieg: Holberg Suite, Elegiac Melodies / Järvi, Gothenburg So


Release Date: 03/01/1993 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 437520   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A mixture of the familiar and the unusual comprises this disc. Jarvi conducts a beautifully balanced performance of the Holberg Suite, in which he takes the Sarabande a little more quickly than usual, so that the flavour of an old dance is more strongly conveyed. At once the superlative quality of the Gothenburg string section is apparent, as is the beautifully refined sound obtained by DG's engineers. In the Elegiac Melodies Jarvi does not dig so deeply into the music as some conductors have done, but his interpretations are fresh and expressive. The Two Melodies, Op. 53, are highly effective song transcriptions, while in the two Norwegian Melodies, Op. 63, Grieg turned his attention firstly to an original composition by a Norwegian Read more diplomat, Fredrik Due, and then to a combination of two genuine folk-tunes. The Two Lyric Pieces, Op. 68, were orchestrated from piano originals. All these are skilfully and sympathetically brought to life by Jarvi and the Gothenburg orchestra.

-- Gramophone 6/1993
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Works on This Recording

1. From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Date of Recording: 03/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 19 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Edvard Grieg 
2. Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3. Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 53 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Norwegian Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 63 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1895; Norway 
Date of Recording: 06/1992 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 13 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Lyric Pieces (2) for Strings: no 1, Evening in the mountains by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Date of Recording: 12/1991 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Edvard Grieg orchestrated this work in 1898, from his "Lyric Pieces for
Piano, Book 9, Opus 68 no 4." 
6. Lyric Pieces (2) for Strings: no 2, Cradle Song by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Neeme Järvi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; Norway 
Date of Recording: 12/1991 
Venue:  Konserthuset, Gothenburg, Sweden 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Edvard Grieg orchestrated this work in 1898, from his "Lyric Pieces for
Piano, Book 9, Opus 68 no 5." 

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