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Donald Macleod introduces music from the inspiring landscape of the Hardanger region, including Grieg's only completed string quartet and some folk song arrangements.

Life in Christiana reached crisis point for Grieg and in the summer of 1877 he escaped to the inspirational landscape of Norway's Hardanger region. From the happy and productive time Grieg spent there Donald Macleod introduces his only completed string quartet and a colourful group of folk songs arranged for unaccompanied male voice choir.

A Swan, Op. 25 No.2
Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Album for Male Voices, Op.30 (selection)
Grex Vocalis

String Quartet in G minor, Op.27
Amphion Quartet

Spring, Op.33 No.2
Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo soprano)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)

Producer Deborah Preston.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Edvard Grieg

    6 Songs Op 25 - En Svane [A swan]

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP : DG-437 521-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Album Op.30 - Badn lat [Children's song]

    Choir: Grex Vocalis. Conductor: Carl Hogset. Singer: Magnus Staveland.
    • 2L : 2L-45.
    • 2L.
    • 13.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Album Op.30 - Jeg lagde mig sa sildig [I lay myself down so late]

    Choir: Grex Vocalis. Conductor: Carl Hogset. Singer: Magnus Staveland.
    • 2L : 2L-45.
    • 2L.
    • 13.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Album Op.30 - Halling

    Choir: Grex Vocalis. Conductor: Carl Hogset. Singer: Magnus Staveland.
    • 2L : 2L-45.
    • 2L.
    • 13.
  • Edvard Grieg

    String Quartet In G Minor Op.27

    Ensemble: Amphion String Quartet.
    • NIMBUS : NI-6289.
    • NIMBUS.
    • 2.
  • Edvard Grieg

    12 Songs Op.33 - Varen [Spring]

    Performer: Bengt Forsberg. Singer: Anne Sofie von Otter.

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