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Episode 1

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 29 October 2007

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

1/5. Donald Macleod explores the music heard at the first of two poignant memorial concerts held in London following Grieg's death a century ago, and looks at how Britain reflected on the loss of one of its most loved foreign composers.

Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak (orch. Johan Halvorsen)
London Symphony Orchestra
Per Dreier (conductor)

In Autumn (I Host), Op 11
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)

Henrik Wergeland, Op 58, No 3
Hakan Hagegard (baritone)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor)

Old Norwegian Melody with Variations, Op 51
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi

Solveig's sang (Peer Gynt)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi (conductor).

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