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|Edvard Grieg, Einar Steen-Nökleberg|
Grieg: Piano Music, Vol. 1
This first collection of Grieg piano music, beginning a complete set, concentrates on his early piano works. The major work is the Piano Sonata, Op. 7, a piece so exciting and successful that you have to wonder why he ne... more »
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This first collection of Grieg piano music, beginning a complete set, concentrates on his early piano works. The major work is the Piano Sonata, Op. 7, a piece so exciting and successful that you have to wonder why he never wrote another piano sonata. Only a few major pianists have taken up this piece, so we're lucky to have this fine version. The other early works (including Grieg's Op. 1) aren't so interesting, but in the Moods we hear an interesting successor to the Lyric Pieces. This is a highly recommended collection, very well played, well recorded, and very inexpensive. --Leslie Gerber
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The Piano Sonata is Amazing!
Boaz Fux | 02/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"And I will repeat myself: The Piano Sonata is Amazing! I can't understand why this amazing piano piece, from all of grieg's piano music, is so forgotten. Each and each movement is so unique with it's rhythems, the way Grieg spreads all over the keyboard (mainly in the second and fourth movement), and much more. Each movement carries you into different worlds and moods. I bought this performance mainly because of the price, and because I wanted a reliable performance of the sonata (Einar Steen-Nökleberg is the editor of Greig's piano music for Henle), unlike the perfrmance of Glenn Gould that I already have, which is also great but not so accurate, and I didn't regret! This is a recommended purchase for everyone interested in great and not so well known Classical Music (My piano teacher, for example, didn't know this sonata, until I lent her the Glenn Gould performance)."