Grieg: Piano Music, Vol. 12

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg has recorded 14 volumes of Edvard Grieg's piano music for Naxos, of which this is the 12th in the series. Aside from "Peer Gynt" and the selections from "Sigurd Jorsalfar," little of this music may be familiar. The first half of the program is devoted to early pieces and the Agitato, the "Norwegian Dances," and the "Waltz-Caprices" may strike listeners as respectable salon fare competently written for the piano but of scant originality beyond a few harmonic innovations. Grieg's flashy transcription of Johan Halvorsen's "Entry March of the Boyars" is modestly appealing, but little of Grieg's personality is evident in this showpiece. The piano ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg has recorded 14 volumes of Edvard Grieg's piano music for Naxos, of which this is the 12th in the series. Aside from "Peer Gynt" and the selections from "Sigurd Jorsalfar," little of this music may be familiar. The first half of the program is devoted to early pieces and the Agitato, the "Norwegian Dances," and the "Waltz-Caprices" may strike listeners as respectable salon fare competently written for the piano but of scant originality beyond a few harmonic innovations. Grieg's flashy transcription of Johan Halvorsen's "Entry March of the Boyars" is modestly appealing, but little of Grieg's personality is evident in this showpiece. The piano version of "Peer Gynt" provides the substance and character lacking in the previous works. This is immediately apparent in the "Death of Åse" and "Solveig's Song," evocative pieces that are effective in their simplicity. The appearance of the Chamber Choir of the Norwegian State Institute of Music in the "Arabian Dance" makes this number a pleasant diversion. The three pieces from "Sigurd Jorsalfar" are better known in the original version for orchestra, but still carry a heroic power in this sturdy piano reduction. Steen-Nøkleberg's performances are highly colored and vigorous, and his consistent energy throughout the program goes far in sustaining interest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099439824
  • Catalog Number: 8553398
  • Sales rank: 187,946

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Agitato for piano, EG 106 - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (2:36)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  2. 2–5 Norwegian Dances (4) for piano, 4 hands (or solo piano), Op. 35 - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (18:01)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    1. 2Allegro
    2. 3Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso
    3. 4Allegro moderato alla marcia
    4. 5Allegro molto
  3. 6 Album Leaf for piano, EG 109 - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (3:30)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  4. 7–8 Waltz-Caprices (2) for piano, 4 hands (or solo piano), Op. 37 - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (9:41)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    1. 7Tempo di Valse moderato
    2. 8Tempo di Valse
  5. 9 Entry March of the Boyars for orchestra - Johan Halvorsen & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (4:33)
    Composed byJohan Halvorsen
  6. 10 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Prelude to Act III. The Death of Åse - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (4:23)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  7. 11 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Arabian Dance - Edvard Grieg & Norwegian State Institute of Music Chamber Choir (5:16)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Conducted byStefan Schioll
    Performed byNorwegian State Institute of Music Chamber Choir, Stefan Schioll
  8. 12 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Anitra's Dance - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (3:29)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  9. 13 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: Solveig's Song - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (4:50)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  10. 14 Peer Gynt, incidental music, Op. 23: No. 9. Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (1:42)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
  11. 15–17 Sigurd Jorsalfar, suite for orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands), Op. 56 - Edvard Grieg & Einar Steen-Nökleberg (17:21)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byRut Tellefsen
    1. 15Introduction. Trial of Strength
    2. 16Intermezzo. Borghild's Dream
    3. 17Homage March
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Einar Steen-Nökleberg Primary Artist
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