Recorded between andthis eight-disc set contains the complete orchestral music of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. This includes works one would expect -- the Peer Gynt Suites, the Lyric Suite, Symphonic Dances, the Symphony in C minor, and so on -- works one might expect -- the Piano Concerto, the Holberg Suite, and the other string Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra* pieces -- works one might not expect -- transcriptions like Bell Ringing, orchestral songs like The Last Spring, and melodramas like Land Sighting -- and a work one would never expect -- a concert version of Peer Gynt complete with singers and actors.
And though there have been better recorded performances of the best-known works here, overall it is a tremendous achievement. Ole Kristian Ruud is a born Grieg conductor with not only the skills to bring off the music but a real feeling for the idiom as well. One of the salient characteristics of his interpretations is their ease and naturalness.
In his hands, the forms sound inevitable, the harmonies sound sensual, the melodies sound sentimental, and the rhythms sound elemental. The Bergen PhilharmonicNorway's premier orchestra, matches Ruud for insight, understanding, and virtuosity.
The strings are sweet in the Elegiac Melodies, the woodwinds characterful in Peer Gynt Suites, the brass brilliant in The March of the Dwarves, and the whole ensemble incandescent in the Norwegian Dances.
And while Noriko Ogawa may not efface memories of RichterLupuMichelangeliand a dozen other pianists in the concerto, hers is still a powerful and poetic account of this familiar work. For some, the actors in the concert Peer Gynt might prove a distraction; but others may find that knowing what is actually going on helps make listening to the music a deeper and more meaningful experience. Naturally, BIS' digital sound is clear, crisp, colorful, and immediate. Anyone remotely interested in Grieg 's music should try this set.
Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Label BIS. Track Listing - Disc 1. Ole Kristian Ruud. Allegro molto moderato. Allegro moderato molto e marcato. Allegro molto. Adagio espressivo. Allegro energico. Allegro molto vivace.
IV. Air - Edvard Grieg Listing - Disc 2. Innledning til Akt 1 Introduction to Act 1. Ved mannjevningen At the Matching Game. Hyldningsmarsj Homage March. Mellomspill 1 Interlude 1. Mellomspill 2 Interlude 2. Kongekvadet The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra* Song.
Track Listing - Disc 3. Scene 1. Scene 2. Scene 3. Solveigs Sang Solbeig's Song Op. En Svane A Swan IV. Air - Edvard Grieg. Henrik Wergeland Op. Track Listing - Disc 4. Act 1. Bukkerittet The Buckride. Act 2.
Ingrids klage The Abduction of the Bride. Ingrid's Lament. Scene 5. Peer Gynt and the Woman in Green, cont. Scene 6. Peer Gynt jages av troll Peer Gynt hunted by the trolls. Scene 7. Act 3. Scene 4. Track Listing - Disc 5. Act 4. Morgenstemning Morning Mood. I Marokko In Morocco. Tyven og heleren The Thief and the Receiver. Peer Gynt blir profet Peer Gynt becomes a Prophet. Arabisk dans Arabian Dance.
Profet og hersker Prophet and Ruler. Anitras dans Anitra's Dance. Profetens juvel The Prophet's Jewel. Scene 9. Peer Gynt og Anitra, forts. Peer Gynt and Anitra, cont. Scene Egg Man - Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique Solveigs sang Solveig's Song.
Act 5. Peer Gynts hjemfart. Stormy Eveni. Utenfor den norske kyst Off the Norwegian Coast. Skipsforliset Shipwreck. Solveig synger i hytten Solveig sings in the Hut. Peer Gynt ved hytten Peer Gynt by the Hut. Nattscene Night Scene. Deilige sol og Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra* jord Lovely Sun and Lovely Earth.
Utenfor hytten Outside the Hut. Solveigs vuggevise Solveig's Cradle Song. Track Listing - Disc 6. Ingrids Klage The Abduction of the Bride. Solveigs Sang Solveig's Song. Old Norwegian Romance with Variations for orchestra, Op. Klokkeklang Bell Ringinglyric piece for orchestra No.
Track Listing - Disc 7. Norsk Norwegian. I folketonestil In Folk Style. Track Listing - Disc 8. Allegro marcato.
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