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ClassicsOnline Home » GRIEG, E.: Orchestral Music, Vol. 6 - From Holberg's Time / Lyric Suite / Melodies (Malmo Symphony, Engeset)

GRIEG, E.: Orchestral Music, Vol. 6 - From Holberg's Time / Lyric Suite / Melodies (Malmo Symphony, Engeset)

Composer(s)Grieg, Edvard
Artist(s) Engeset, Bjarte, Conductor • Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572403
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

Grieg’s beautiful works for string orchestra often owe their origin to poetic inspiration or to mountain vistas. Some were based on piano originals, including the Holberg Suite, a masterpiece of invention. All of these pieces show Grieg’s assimilation of Norwegian folk culture and his lyrical mastery, through which he sought to ‘give expression to the hidden harmonies in our folk melodies’. Volume 4 in this series (8.570236) was described as containing ‘performances as fine as any in the catalogue. These are gorgeous, perfectly paced and thrillingly recorded’. (

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GRIEG, E.: Orchestral Music, Vol. 6 - From Holberg's Time / Lyric Suite / Melodies (Malmo Symphony, Engeset) 1:11:12   
  2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34          
      No. 1. Hjertesar (The Wounded Heart) 3:48       
      No. 2. Varen (The Last Spring) 4:59       
  2 Melodies, Op. 53          
      No. 1. Norsk (Norwegian) 4:03       
      No. 2. Det forste mode (The First Meeting) 4:17       
  Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40          
      I. Prelude 2:47       
      II. Sarabande 4:02       
      III. Gavotte 3:15       
      IV. Air 6:02       
      V. Rigaudon 4:00       
  2 Lyric Pieces, Op. 68          
      No. 1. Aften pa hoyfjellet (Evening in the Mountains) 3:52       
      No. 2. Badnlat (At the Cradle) 3:18       
  2 Nordic Melodies, Op. 63          
      No. 1. I folketonestil (In Folk Style) 6:40       
      No. 2. Kulok og Stabbelaten (Cow-Call and Peasant Dance): Kulok 2:15       
      No. 2. Kulok og Stabbelaten (Cow-Call and Peasant Dance): Stabbelaten 2:12       
  Lyric Suite, Op. 54          
      I. Gjaetergut (Shepherd Boy) 4:12       
      II. Gangar (Norwegian March) 3:45       
      III. Notturno (Nocturne) 4:22       
      IV. Troldtog (March of the Dwarfs) 3:23       
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