Erato / 2009

Grieg & Liszt – Piano Concertos

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Dmitri Kitayenko, conductor

Reissue of 1990 recordings

2The 21-year old Andsnes stripped these concertos of superfluous glitter. But although these performances exude poetic freshness they are at times too reserved. His later Grieg with Jansons is preferable. The Lyric Pieces are characterful.” – BBC Music Magazine ****

Track Listing
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitri Kitayenko
Recorded: 1990-06-30
Recording Venue: June 1990, Grieghallen, Bergen

1. I. Allegro molto moderato
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato – Andante maestoso

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitri Kitayenko
Recorded: 1990-06-30
Recording Venue: June 1990 / Grieghallen, Bergen

4. I. Adagio – Allegro agitato
5. II. Allegro moderato
6. III. Allegro deciso
7. IV. Allegro animato

Grieg: Lyric Pieces VIII (6), Op. 65
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Recorded: 1990-06-30
Recording Venue: June 1990, Grieghallen, Bergen

8. I. From Days of Youth (Fra ungdomsdagene)
9. II. Peasant’s Song (Bondens sang)
10. III. Melancholy (Tungsind)
11. IV. Salon
12. VI. In Ballad Style (I balladetone)
13. VI. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen)

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