Donald Macleod introduces Grieg's piano concerto, which helped launch him on the path to fame and fortune, and continues to be one of the most popular concertos of all time.
Much of Grieg's life was spent away from home, touring and giving concerts across Europe. He was known both as a fine pianist and charismatic conductor and, naturally, performed his own works at every opportunity. Donald Macleod introduces Grieg's piano concerto, written towards the beginning of his career and, in spite of the fact that Grieg himself was never entirely satisfied with it, proved to be the perfect showpiece and useful money-spinner throughout his life and continues to be one of the most popular concertos of all time.
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