Grieg: Orchestral Works ()

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While not a flawless collection of the orchestral music of Edvard Grieg, this two-disc set is still mandatory listening for anyone who loves Grieg. The most obvious flaw in the set is the inclusion of nine of Grieg's Lyric Pieces: the pieces themselves are beautiful and the performances by Daniel Adni are lovely but by no stretch of the imagination could they be described as orchestral music. A much lesser flaw is the inclusion of slightly too sentimental performances of the Two Elegiac Melodies and the Suite: From Holberg ...

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  1. Sigurd Jorsalfar, suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands), Op. 56: No. 3 (from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 22)
  2. Norwegian Dances (4) for piano, 4 hands (or solo piano), Op. 35
  3. Lyric Suite for orchestra (orchestration of Op. 54)
  4. Symphonic Dances (4) for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands), Op. 64
  5. I høst (In Autumn), concert overture for orchestra, Op. 11
  6. Elegiac Melodies (2) for orchestra (or piano), Op. 34
  7. Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg?s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40
  8. Old Norwegian Romance with Variations for orchestra, Op. 51
  9. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 1, Op. 12: 1. Arietta
  10. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 1, Op. 12: 2. Waltz
  11. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 1, Op. 12: 3. Fairy Dance
  12. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 1, Op. 12: 4. Norwegian Melody
  13. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38: 2. Popular Melody
  14. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38: 4. Norwegian Dance (Halling)
  15. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38: 5. Spring Dance
  16. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38: 7. Waltz
  17. Lyric Pieces (8) for piano, Book 2, Op. 38: 8. Canon
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Grieg: Orchestral Works
2005, EMI

UPC: 724358651324

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