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EDVARD GRIEG
Grieg: Complete Piano Music
Einar Steen-Nøkleberg (piano), Norwegian State Institute of Music Chamber Choir

[ Naxos / 14 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 14 June 2019

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The attractiveness of Edvard Grieg's piano music is strongly linked to its distinctive Norwegian character, absorbing the national instinct for compact melodic themes and combining this with the composer's unique feel for harmony. The resulting works conjure entire worlds that range from the melancholy to the exuberant, and the passionately bittersweet to the gently pastoral. This definitive edition, performed by eminent specialist Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, encompasses the full range of Grieg's works for solo piano, from the beloved Lyric Pieces to the epic Ballade, via inspired arrangements of familiar melodies to rarely-heard student compositions and sketches. 'It's almost impossible to imagine this music better interpreted.' (BBC Music Magazine)

"This Norwegian pianist's complete survey of the Lyric Pieces is excellent. He plays with the feeling of an artist and the insights of a scholar. This musical intelligence, together with charm and wit, is shown throughout." Gramophone

"Steen-Nøkleberg is entirely inside this music. He manages to make the familiar pieces sound fresh, and the less familiar... are most imaginatively played." Gramophone

"Steen-Nøkleberg is entirely inside this music. He manages to make the familiar pieces sound fresh, and the less familiar... are most imaginatively played" Gramophone

"Einar Steen-Nokleberg has risen to the demands made on him. His playing is crisp and clear, brilliant when brilliance is needed, and he also has a feeling for the tender wistfulness and warmth, which surely Grieg put at the heart of his music" ClassicCD

Tracks:

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Piano Sonata / 4 Piano Pieces / Moods / Humoresques 8.550881

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Improvisations on 2 Norwegian Folk Songs / 25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances 8.550882

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - 4 Album Leaves / 6 Poetic Tone Pictures / Pictures from Everyday Life / Ballade 8.550883

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - From Holberg's Time / Slåtter / 6 Norwegian Mountain Melodies / Morning Mood 8.550884

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Norwegian Melodies, EG 108: Nos. 1-63 8.553391

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 6 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Norwegian Melodies, EG 108: Nos. 64-117 8.553392
GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 7 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Norwegian Melodies, EG 108: Nos. 118-152 8.553393

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 8 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Lyric Pieces, Books 1-4 8.553394

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 9 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Lyric Pieces, Books 5-7 8.553395

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 10 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Lyric Pieces, Books 8-10 8.553396

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 11 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Peer Gynt Suite Nos. 1-2 / Sigurd Jorsalfar / Gebet und Tempeltanz / Bergliot 8.553397

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 12 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 / Waltz Caprices / Peer Gynt / 3 Orchestral Pieces from Sigurd Jorsalfar 8.553398

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 13 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - 2 Melodies / 2 Elegiac Melodies / Transcriptions of Original Songs, Vol. 1 / 2 Nordic Melodies 8.553399

GRIEG, E.: Piano Music, Vol. 14 (Steen-Nøkleberg) - 23 Small Pieces / Transcriptions of Original Songs, Vol. 2 / Larvik Polka 8.553400