Composer of the Week

Sunday, 20 July 2014
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Edvard Grieg by Eilif Peterssen When considering Grieg, Rachel Hyde quickly realised that although a handful of his works are very well-known, others languish in obscurity. In this programme Rachel touches on the famous works while encouraging us to explore some of the lesser-known gems.

Image: Portrait of Edvard Grieg by Eilif Peterssen

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Music Details

GRIEG: Morning, from Peer Gynt - Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Jarvi (DG 423 079)
GRIEG: String Quartet in G minor, mvt 1  - Guarneri Quartet (Philips 426 286)
GRIEG: Norwegian Melody  - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno) (EMI 5 57296)
GRIEG: Symphony in C minor, mvt 2  - Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Jarvi (DG 427 321)
GRIEG: Funeral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak  - Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Jarvi (DG 427 321)
GRIEG: Jeg elsker Dig - Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (pno) (DG 437 521)
GRIEG: Letzter Frühling  - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop), Geoffrey Parsons (pno) (EMI CHS 5 65860)
GRIEG: Varen  - The Trondheim Soloists/ Bjarne Fiskum (director) (Victoria VCD 19066)
GRIEG: Piano Conc in A minor - Stephen Kovacevich (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Colin Davis (Philips 446 192)
GRIEG: Norronafolket  - Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Jarvi (DG 423 079)
GRIEG: Peer Gynt's Return - Philips 438 380 - English Chamber Orchestra/ Raymond Leppard (Philips 420 081)
GRIEG: Ballade in G minor - U063 - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno) (EMI 3 94399)
GRIEG: Ballade in G minor - U063 - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno) (EMI 3 94399)
GRIEG: Homesickness  - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno) (EMI 5 57296)
GRIEG: In the hall of the mountain king - A220 - English Chamber Orchestra/ Raymond Leppard (Philips 420 081)