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Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Piano Concerto, Etc / Marriner, Ohlsson

Grieg / Ohlsson / Marriner
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 94610   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Garrick Ohlsson scales the heights in this 1996 recording of the Grieg concerto, his prodigious technique more than a match for the demands of the solo part. Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields provide a suitably grand accompaniment, and it’s all brought home on a warm, spacious recording with impressive weight and presence. The main coupling, an exuberant account of the Symphonic Dances, makes an attractive companion piece to the concerto. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Garrick Ohlsson scales the heights in this 1996 recording of the Grieg concerto, his prodigious technique more than a match for the demands of the solo part. Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields provide a suitably grand accompaniment, and it’s all brought home on a warm, spacious recording with impressive weight and presence. The main coupling, an exuberant account of the Symphonic Dances, makes an attractive companion piece to the concerto. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphonic Dances (4), Op. 64 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Norway 
2.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Garrick Ohlsson (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
3.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
4.
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 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34: no 1, Wounded heart by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7.
Peer Gynt Suite no 2, Op. 55 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 16 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
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 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9.
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 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Elegiac Melodies (2) for Strings, Op. 34: no 2, Last spring by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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