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GRIEG, E.: String Quartets (arr. for string orchestra) / NORDHEIM, A.: Rendezvous (Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due)

Composer(s)Grieg, EdvardNordheim, Arne
Artist(s) Barratt-Due, Stephan, Conductor • Oslo Camerata
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.572441
Label Naxos
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Grieg’s String Quartet in G minor has long established itself as one of the finest such works of the second half of the nineteenth century. The distinction of its thematic material, and its use in cyclical form, is reinforced by an ultimately victorious motto theme. The F major Quartet was written later, but remained unfinished, but it too is a fertile creation with a strong dance profile. Both works are heard in Alf Årdal’s imaginative arrangements for string orchestra. Arne Nordheim, the leading Norwegian composer of the 20th century, wrote Rendezvous as a quartet but expanded it in 1986. It is an intense, moving, and beautifully crafted work.


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GRIEG, E.: String Quartets (arr. for string orchestra) / NORDHEIM, A.: Rendezvous (Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due) 1:16:13   
  String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 (arr. A. Ardal for string orchestra)          
      I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato 12:40       
      II. Romanze: Andantino - Allegro agitato 6:13       
      III. Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato - Piu vivo e scherzando 6:46       
      IV. Finale: Lento - Presto al saltarello 9:18       
  String Quartet in F major, EG 117 (arr. A. Ardal for string orchestra)          
      I. Sostenuto - Allegro vivace e grazioso 12:20       
      II. Allegro scherzando - Piu vivo - Allegro scherzando 7:07       
  Rendezvous          
      I. Praeambulum (quasi una fantasia) 10:28       
      II. Intermezzo 4:34       
      III. Nachruf 6:47       
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