Thursday, November 10, 2016

Grieg, Edvard. (1843-1907) The Orchestral Works, Volume V.

New acquisition.
Bought in Autumn 2016.
First listen: 10-11-2016.
Label: Audite.
Recording dates: October 2012/December 2013/February and November 2014.
Recording venue:  Köln Philharmonie, Germany.
Recording engineer: Mark Hohn.
Running time: 66:26.
Classical relevance. Only orchestral works for me. The vocal contribution are of no interest to me.


Works performed:
Music to Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, opus 23, (Two movements)
Two Lyric pieces, opus 68. (Two movements)
Norwegian Dances, opus 35. ( Four movements)

Performed by:
WDR sinfonieorchester Köln, Eivind Aadland.

I thoroughly enjoyed the orchestral works on this CD, especially the opus 35 with its bright first movement. Joyful music, well played, and recorded. They are familiar works, every Grieg admirer knows and appreciates. It is not that they will replace already existing recordings, but if new to the game, these five volumes might be the answer for completeness.
I am and will never be interested in the vocal works as on this CD, to know, Six orchestral Songs, and the Mountain Thrall, opus 32. I cannot stomach that I am afraid. That is for others to do.



Graupner, Christoph. (1683-1760. Partitas for Harpsichord, Volume 4.

New acquisition. Date of purchase: July 2017. First listen: 21-7-2017. Label: Analekta. Recording dates: June 2004 Recording venue: ...