Donald Macleod introduces one of Grieg's most popular orchestral transcriptions and his great song cycle written for his wife Nina.
In 1888 Grieg made his debut in Britain, where he had the opportunity of hearing his music performed by some of the finest orchestras of his day. In Norway Grieg and his wife Nina were feted on their silver wedding anniversary with extravagant celebrations at their home in Troldhaugen. Donald Macleod introduces Grieg's song cycle written for Nina - the woman who was both his inspiration and the ideal interpreter of his songs - and one of Grieg's most popular orchestral transcriptions.
Norwegian Dance Op.35 No.2
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Lyric Suite Op.54
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor, Ole Kristian Ruud
Norwegian Folk Song Op.66 No.18
Percy Grainger (piano)
The Mountain Maid, Op.67
Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo)
Nils Anders Mortensen (piano).