EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): The Complete Orchestral Music - In Autumn, Op. 11, Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 (Noriko Ogawa), Symphony in C Minor, Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 22, Landsighting for Baritone, Male Choir and Orchestra, Op. 31, Bergliot for Declamation and Orchestra, Op. 42, Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak (orch. Johan Halvorsen [1864-1935]), The Mountain Thrall for Baritone and Orchestra, Op. 32 (Håkan Hagegård [baritone], Gørild Mauseth [narrator], Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Bergen Vocal Ensemble), Olav Trygvason, Op. 50, At the Cloister Gate, Op. 20, 6 Songs with Orchestra, At Rondane, Op. 33/9 (Solveig Kringelborn [soprano], Ingebjørg Kosmo [mezzo], Trond Halstein Moe [baritone], Marita Solberg [soprano-songs], Bergen PC and VE, Voci Nobili), Peer Gynt, Op. 23 (Hagegård, Solberg, Kosmo, Bergen VE, Arve Moen Bergset [hardanger fiddle]), Peer Gynt Suites No. 1, Op. 46 & No. 2, Op. 55, Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak (wind band version), Old Norwegian Melody with Variations, Op. 51, Bell Ringing, Op. 54/6, Holberg Suite, Op. 40, 2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, 2 Melodies, Op. 53, 2 Nordic Melodies, Op. 63, 2 Lyric Pieces, Op. 68, Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 (orch. Hans Sitt [1850-1922]), Symphonic Dances, Op. 64, Lyric Suite, Op. 54.
Catalogue Number: 07K049
Description: If you like the way the Sibelius Edition sits on your shelves, you might entertain this eight and a half hour box of the complete Grieg music for orchestra (even things he didn't orchestrate himself). Nothing of the "world premiere" variety tucked inside as in the monstrous Sibelius series, but enthusiasts of the composer and of BIS' recording quality would be happy to have this at a sub-Naxos budget price. Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Ole Kristian Ruud.