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Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol 3 / Aadland

Grieg / Aadland / Wdr Sinfonieorchester Koeln
Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 92669   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.



GRIEG Concert Overture “In Autumn,” op. 11. Lyric Suite, op. 54. Klokkeklang. Old Norwegian Melody with Variations. Sigurd Jorsalfar: Three Orchestral Pieces Eivind Aadland, cond; WDR SO Köln AUDITE 92.669 (SACD: 72: 22) Read more


Somehow I missed the second volume of this survey of the complete works of Grieg with these forces, but my comments on volume one can be repeated here. In short, this is a complete winner. As popular as Grieg is, a handful of his most popular music tends to get recorded over and over again, but he was an extremely prolific and long-lived composer, and a consistently excellent one. His extended oeuvre is well worth exploring. His orchestration skills were as sophisticated as any of his celebrated late 19th-century contemporaries, and his melodic gifts were seemingly inexhaustible.


These performances are excellent. Violinist turned conductor Aadland conducts with verve and a good ear for color and texture, and the Cologne ensemble is gutsy more so than it is polished, a quality which fits the music beautifully. The icing on the cake is Audite’s superb SACD recording, which bursts out of my stereo in excitingly realistic sound. Yes, I like this series. Treat yourself.

FANFARE: Peter Burwasser
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Works on This Recording

1. Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite, Op. 56 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872/1892; Norway 
2. Lyric Suite for Orchestra, Op. 54 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1904; Norway 
3. In Autumn Overture, Op. 11 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1887; Norway 
4. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 6, Bellringing by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Eivind Aadland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 

Sound Samples

In Autumn Overture, Op. 11*: In Autumn Overture, Op. 11
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)
Lyric Pieces, Book 5, Op. 54 (arr. for orchestra): Lyric Pieces, Book 5, Op. 54: No. 6. Klokkeklang (Bell Ringing) (arr. for orchestra)
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Poco tranquillo -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Poco allegro, ma tranquillo -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Energico -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Allegro leggiero -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Poco andante -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Maestoso -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Allegro scherzando e leggiero -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Andante -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Andante molto tranquillo -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Presto -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Tempo di menuetto -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Allegro marcato -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Tempo di valse -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Adagio molto espressivo -
Gammelnorsk romanse med variasjoner (Old Norwegian Melody with Variations), Op. 51 (version for orchestra): Finale: Allegro molto marcato -
3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 (version for orchestra): No. 1. Prelude: In the King's Hall
3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 (version for orchestra): No. 2. Intermezzo: Borghild's Dream
3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56 (version for orchestra): No. 3. Hommage March

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