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Grieg: Piano Concerto, Holberg Suite, Lyric Suite / Davidovich, Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

Grieg / Davidovich / Seattle Sym / Schwarz
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571206   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Bella Davidovich
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Edvard Grieg died over 100 years ago, but his music still retains a timeless magic and freshness. The Holberg Suite is based on the form of a French baroque dance suite, in this case one with unforgettable melodic charm. The Piano Concerto is deservedly popular, combining established Germanic structure with a wealth of warmly expressive romantic character and Norwegian dance rhythms. Grieg’s Lyric Suite reflects Norwegian peasant life and nature, each movement representing a single mood, and the composer’s remarkable skill in orchestration. Edvard Grieg died over 100 years ago, but his music still retains a timeless magic and freshness. The Holberg Suite is based on the form of a French baroque dance suite, in this case one with unforgettable melodic charm. The Piano Concerto is deservedly popular, combining established Germanic structure with a wealth of warmly expressive romantic character and Norwegian dance rhythms. Grieg’s Lyric Suite reflects Norwegian peasant life and nature, each movement representing a single mood, and the composer’s remarkable skill in orchestration. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 31 Minutes 25 Secs. 
2.
From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 21 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1904; Norway 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 15 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra): I. Praludium
Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra): II. Sarabande
Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra): III. Gavotte and Musette
Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra): IV. Air
Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra): V. Rigaudon
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
Lyric Suite, Op. 54: I. Gjaetergut (Shepherd Boy)
Lyric Suite, Op. 54: II. Gangar (Norwegian march)
Lyric Suite, Op. 54: III. Notturno (Nocturne)
Lyric Suite, Op. 54: IV. Troldtog (March of the Dwarfs)

Customer Reviews

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 almost100%satisfied September 29, 2012 By n. brune (St. catharines, ON) See All My Reviews "the last 2 selections on the disc were not quite perfect. They were scratchy, but I didn't ,mind because all I was interested in 1,2,3. numbers of The holberg Suite op.40 and Bo. 6 Allegro moderato." Report Abuse
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