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GRIEG, E.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (arr. for violin and orchestra) (Kraggerud, Tromso Chamber Orchestra)

Composer(s):Grieg, Edvard
Artist(s) Tromso Chamber OrchestraKraggerud, Henning, violin
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Concertos
Catalogue 8.573137
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Grieg is one of the world’s best known composers, but the three Violin Sonatas are a relatively unfamiliar part of his output, despite being among his own favourite pieces. Grieg never wrote a violin concerto, and the foremost Norwegian violinist of his generation, Henning Kraggerud, assisted by Bernt Simen Lund, a member of the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra, has taken up the challenge of creating three new concertos from the sonatas. In these arrangements the solo violin is set against a string orchestra augmented by wind instruments in order to retain the feel of chamber music.


Review By David Hurwitz,,June 2013

These are superbly made arrangements.

Violinist Henning Kraggerud is more than just an able transcriber (along with colleague Bernt Simen Lund). He is the excellent soloist and leader of the very fine Tromsø Chamber Orchestra. They sound lovely together—by turns robust, delicate, and always sensitively balanced. The result couldn’t be more natural.

This beautifully recorded release has to be accounted one of the most successful projects of its type ever realized, and this is certainly one of the best discs of the year. © Read complete review

Review By Christophe Huss,,June 2013

Voici un disque aussi formidable qu’original: la transformation des 3 Sonates pour violon et piano de Grieg en concertos pour violon et orchestre de chambre. Le tour de passe-passe, réalisé par Henning Kraggerud et Bernt Simen Lund en 2012 a été fait dans l’esprit de Grieg, avec tact et connaissance intime de l’art des couleurs du compositeur (cf l’ouverture de l’Allegretto tranquillo du 2e Concerto). L’adaptation respecte aussi les changements d’univers, avec un 3e Concerto (opus 45) plus dense.



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