Warner Classics / 2000

Grieg: Piano Concertos, Piano Sonata, and Lyric Pieces

“Andsnes’s view of the Emperor Concerto’s slow movement may strike some listeners as less contemplative and poetic than usual, and it may be that his interpretation of the piece will deepend over time, but it’s beautifully played…Particularly notable in Andsnes’s performance of the first movement is the mysterious approach to the recapitulation, where he and the orchestra vividly convey the feeling of the music holding its breath.”

BBC Music Magazine *****

Track Listing
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
1. I. Allegro molto moderato
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato – Andante maestoso

Grieg: Piano Sonata in E minor, Op. 7
4. I. Allegro moderato
5. II. Andante molto
6. III. Alla menuetto
7. IV. Finale (Molto allegro)

8. Grieg: No. 4 Andante con sentimento from Poetic Tone-Pictures, Op.3
9. Grieg: No. 5 Allegro moderato from Poetic Tone-Pictures, Op.3
10. Grieg: No. 6 Allegro scherzando from Poetic Tone-Pictures, Op.3
11. Grieg: No. 1 Allegro con moto from Album Leaves, Op.28
12. Grieg: No. 4 Andantino serioso from Album Leaves, Op.28
13. Grieg: Agitato (1865)

Grieg: Lyric Pieces III (6), Op. 43
14. I. Butterfly (Schmetterling)
15. II. Lonely Wanderer (Einsamer Wanderer)
16. III. In My Native Land (In der Heimat)
17. IV. Little Bird (Vöglein)
18. V. Erotic (Erotik)
19. VI. To the Spring (An den Frühling)

Grieg: Lyric Pieces V (6), Op. 54
20. I. Shepherd Boy (Gjaetergut)
21. II. Norwegian March (Gangar)
22. III. March of the Trolls (Troldtog)
23. IV. Notturno
24. V. Scherzo
25. VI. Bell-Ringing (Klokkeklang)

Grieg: Lyric Pieces VIII (6), Op. 65
26. I. From Days of Youth (Fra ungdomsdagene)
27. II. Peasant’s Song (Bondens sang)
28. III. Melancholy (Tungsind)
29. IV. Salon
30. VI. In Ballad Style (I balladetone)
31. VI. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen)

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