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Transformative Years

Donald Macleod introduces this multi-talented Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor with music from his early years.

During his lifetime, this multi-talented Norwegian composer, pianist and conductor, was a hugely popular figure throughout 19th century Europe, and today is regarded as the foremost Scandinavian composer of his generation, who did more to establish a national identity for Norwegian music than anyone else. Donald Macleod introduces a concert overture with a chequered career, a group of piano pieces based on a collection of folk music transcriptions Grieg would re-visit throughout his career, a violin sonata praised by Liszt and an intriguing collaboration with one of Norway's most important writers, based on tales from the old Norse sagas.

Butterfly, Op.43 No.1 (Lyric Pieces Book 3 )
Edvard Grieg (piano)

In Autumn, Op.11
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Sakari Oramo

25 Norwegian Folk-songs and Dances Op.17 (selection)
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano)

Violin Sonata No.2 in G, Op.13
Baiba Skride (violin)
Lauma Skride (piano)

Before a Southern Convent, Op.20
Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Randi Stene (mezzo-soprano)
Women's voices of the Gothenburg Symphony Chorus
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Neeme Järvi

Producer Deborah Preston.

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Mon 7 Aug 2017 18:30

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  • Edvard Grieg

    Lyric Pieces Op.43 - Sommerfugl [Butterfly]

    Performer: Edvard Grieg.
    • Documents: 291395.
    • Documents.
    • 12.
  • Edvard Grieg

    In Autumn - Overture Op.11

    Performer: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sakari Oramo.
    • ERATO : 8573--82917-2.
    • ERATO.
    • 9.
  • Edvard Grieg

    25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances Op.17 - Springlaat

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • NAXOS : 8.550-882.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Edvard Grieg

    25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances Op.17 - Niels Tallefjoren

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • NAXOS : 8.550-882.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Edvard Grieg

    25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances Op.17 - The Pig

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • NAXOS : 8.550-882.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Edvard Grieg

    25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances Op.17 - Religious Song

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • NAXOS : 8.550-882.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Edvard Grieg

    25 Norwegian Folksongs and Dances Op.17 - Jolstring [Dance from Jolster]

    Performer: Einar Steen-Nøkleberg.
    • NAXOS : 8.550-882.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Sonata No. 2 in G major Op13

    Performer: Baiba Skride. Performer: Lauma Skride.
    • Orfeo: C913161A.
    • Orfeo.
    • 1.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Foran sydens kloster [At a southern convent's gate] Op.20

    Performer: Göteborgs Symfoniska Kör. Performer: Gothenburg S O.. Singer: Randi Stene. Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Singer: Barbara Bonney.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP : 469-026-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP.
    • 9.

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