Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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

From my collection.
Bought in Autumn 2016.
First listen: 10-11-2016.
Second listen: 8-3-2017.
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. And of all volume the last one is finally recorded the way it should. A perfect front to back image, lots of depth, a plethora of details to be heard, and a good balance between all desks. Why it should have taken them 4 volumes to finally deliver is beyond me. The list of experts involved in this venture is impressive to read, but that does not guarantee you can expect good sound.  Just listen to the Norwegian Dances and compare the sound to any of the other CD'S. If you have a good pair of ears, you will notice.




Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750) The Complete Works for Organ. The Isoir Edition. CD 3.

New acquisition. Date of purchase: January 2016. First listen: 20-9-2017. Label: La Dolce Volta. CD 3 from 15. Recording year: 1991. V...