- Performer:John Barbirolli
- Title:Grieg: Peer Gynt; Piano Concerto; Schumann, Cesar Franck: Works
- Date of release:June 20, 1995
- Size FLAC version1879 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1848 megabytes
- Size WMA version1372 megabytes
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Grieg: Peer Gynt; Piano Concerto; Schumann, Cesar Franck: Works.
Compact Disc 1 - Edvard Grieg 67:34. Backing Vocals – The Ambrosian SingersConductor – Sir John BarbirolliOrchestra – Hallé Orchestra. Compact Disc 2 - Edvard Grieg, Robert Schumann, Cesar Franck 76:03. 1-3. Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 16. Conductor – Paavo BerglundOrchestra – New Philharmonia Orchestra.
The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and is among the most popular of all piano concerti. The concerto is in three movements: Allegro molto moderato (A minor). The first movement is in sonata form and is noted for the timpani roll in its first bar that leads to a dramatic piano flourish, which leads to the main theme. Then the key changes to C major, for the secondary theme
WORKS: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. COMPOSER: Grieg. GRIEG Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2 · Norwegian Dances, Barbirolli ANGEL S-36803. Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, O. 6 & O. 5, Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suites, N. & N. Still Sealed (SS): Sealed at factory and never opened
but can be found on the UK site). Important Note - most if not all of the recordings listed above have been released by the music labels in various incarnations.
Barbirolli, used to the lyrical art, lets Navarra's luminous cello sing and draws from his orchestra a rich tapestry of sounds. Then comes the lively quick tempo of the Scherzo Capriccioso by Dvoràk. Archives: - Le Corsaire, Op. 21, overture for orchestra by Hector Berlioz, interpreted by John Barbirolli, BBC archive, 1962
Schumann Album for the Young. Schumann Bunte Blätter. Schumann Scenes from Childhood. Grieg's Piano Concerto has been used in movies, shows, etc. For example: The first movement's coda is featured in the 1939 movie Intermezzo starring Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman. Among his best known works are the Piano Concerto in A Minor, the Peer Gynt Suites (which include Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King), and the Lyric Pieces. He originally wrote his popular Holberg Suite for the piano, and later arranged it for string orchestra. Grieg wrote many songs, in which he set lyrics by poets Heinrich Heine, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Henrik Ibsen, Hans Christian Andersen, Rudyard Kipling, and others.
This Piano Concerto was premiered on 3 April 1869 in the Casino Theater in Copenhagen. Neupert gave the concerto of this piece. In 1868 Franz Liszt, who had not yet met Grieg, wrote a testimonial for him to the Norwegian Ministry of Education, which led Grieg to obtaining a travel grant. The two men met in Rome in 1870. In 1876 Grieg composed an incidental music, on the request of his fellow composers for the premiere of Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. Many pieces of this work became very popular in the orchestral suites of piano and piano-duet arrangements
Grieg - Peer Gynt Piano Concerto CD. EMI Classics Number 1 in the Definitive Classical Music Collection with the BBC. Cat No: 7 67847 2 4 Made in the UK, EMI Swindon, No IFPI. EDWARD ELGAR (1857-1934). Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.