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Grieg: Greatest Hits
Edvard Grieg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Colin Davis
Grieg: Greatest Hits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Edvard Grieg, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Colin Davis, Eugene Ormandy, Andrew Davis, Leonard Bernstein, Murray Perahia, Elisabeth Söderström, Barbara Hendricks
Title: Grieg: Greatest Hits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 8/9/1994
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Symphonies, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074646406427

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Better than just an introduction
M. C. Kim | 04/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD goes beyond just introducing Grieg. It is a truly beautiful and for me, invaluable collection of this excellent composer. Grieg had an inimitable gift for exploring emotion, often sadness and nostalgia. However, he also had a large touch of the virtuoso, as demonstrated by the famous Piano Concerto. True, the last 2 movements are not included here; however, the first is still stunning. The Peer Gynt Suites are wonderfully played, and Ase's Death and Heartwounds are especially noteworthy - the lush orchestral sounds of these gorgeous pieces unfold exquisitely. Homage March is a nice change of pace, upbeat and with a memorable theme, and Leonard Bernstein moves at a devilish pace in March of the Trolls. This CD will not disappoint you - buy it today!"
Relaxes your mind.
M. C. Kim | Davis, CA | 12/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The peer gynt suite is very delicate and it relaxes me. Whenever I hear the first movement of Peer Gynt, I feel as if I am walking along the forest at dawn with sunshine passing through the tall trees. It calms me and I usually close my eyes to imagine Grieg's creative masterpiece. What also interests me the fourth movement. It starts with slow and quiet and then slowly the music accelerates with power. Like the title, "Mountain King," says itself, you can feel the grandness of the music toward the end.

The piano concerto in a minor is my favorite. This music seem to convey the full spectrum from quiet and delicate or gracious feel of music to more powerful and magnificent all proportionally adequately. It is very enjoyable. Whenever I listen to this music, I feel as if I am resting in the high mountainn looking at the full panorama. Anyway, that's just my imagination I feel from his music and of course, yours can be very different from mine.

As for the CD quality, I hear no distraction sound and it is recorded well, I think. The little cover booklet can be informative about Grieg. Also nice price from Amazon."