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Grieg: Piano Concerto/ Peer Gynt Suite
Edvard Grieg, Janos Sandor, Yuri Akhronovich
Grieg: Piano Concerto/ Peer Gynt Suite
Genre: Classical
 
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Magnificent
David A. Baer | Indianapolis, IN USA | 07/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's a reason why Edward Grieg appears on those off-market complilations of 'favorite all time romantic music' with the double exclamation points and tissue paper liners. For pure melody there is hardly a composer more attuned to the preferences of the modern ear.

Orchestras from Budapest, Vienna, and Berlin contribute to this back-alley anthology of some of the Norwegian composers most beloved (*there's* another adjective from late-night television advertisements!) pieces.

I am astonished that Grieg can sound so very, very good on the cheap.

A regular component on the playlist of my favorite satellite radio station signs off 'reminding you that *all* music was once *new* music'. This wry observation serves as apology for composers who are ahead of their would-be listeners' time and is a fair call for patience with music that may seem slightly jarring on the first three passes.

One wonders whether Grieg was every ahead of his listeners like that. I doubt it.

Simply, unequivocally superb."