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Grieg: Holberg Suite - String Quartet in G Minor - Two Elegiac Melodies - Erotikk

Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti

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String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (arr. by R. Tognetti for String Orchestra)  
1.1
I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato
Richard Tognetti; Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
11:49
1.2
II. Romanze. Andantino - Allegro agitato
Richard Tognetti; Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
6:04
1.3
III. Intermezzo. Allegro molto marcato - Allegro agitato
Richard Tognetti; Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
6:20
1.4
IV. Finale. Lento - Presto al saltarello
Richard Tognetti; Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
7:43
2 Elegiac Melodies, Op.34  
1.5
No. 1. Hjertesar (The Wounded Heart)
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
3:17
1.6
No. 2. Varen (Last Spring)
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
4:30
Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43  
1.7
No. 5. Erotic (arr. by R. Tognetti for Violin and String Orchestra)
Richard Tognetti; Edvard Grieg; Richard Tognetti; Australian Chamber Orchestra
3:24
Holberg Suite, Op. 40  
1.8
I. Prelude
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
2:40
1.9
II. Sarabande
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
3:35
1.10
III. Gavotte
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
3:12
1.11
IV. Air
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
5:29
1.12
V. Rigaudon
Edvard Grieg; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti
3:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:45
"Five Stars ... playing of incredible passion and precision. Tognetti's inspired direction brings every movement to life ... a triumph in every respect." - BBC Music Magazine "... crisp, clean playing, superb ensemble and intonation and vivacious style ... while one might find equally fine renditions, I doubt there are many better ones. Excellent sound, as usual from this label." - Gramophone "... (the String Quartet is) a striking piece, driven and agitated on the one hand, sweetly lyrical on the other. The performers give it vitality and beauty ... a spirited and sensitive account (of the Two Elegiac Melodies)." - International Record Review "Recording of the Month ... another triumph for Richard Tognetti’s Australian Chamber Orchestra and a recording to covet and bring out at special occasions. Many of you will already know and love the Holberg Suite from other recordings, but please allow yourself to sample this version for the way it explores behind the notes, employing techniques from early music research to heighten and amplify Grieg’s inspired transformation of Baroque style to a quasi-quasi idiom: not quite Romantic, but certainly filled with poetry and deeply felt expression to go along with the fun dances, which are great fun indeed." - MusicWeb international On this highly praised 2012 release, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform Grieg favourites such as the Holberg Suite and the Two Elegiac Melodies, Grieg’s own orchestrations of two of his most popular songs, Last Spring and The Wounded Heart. The programme also includes Tognetti’s adaptation of the String Quartet No.1, a broadly conceived work which in its original form incorporates such rich textures and massive chordal effects that it translates strikingly well into the medium of a full string orchestra. Tognetti has likewise arranged the ravishingly lyrical piano composition Erotikk from Grieg's celebrated collection of Lyric Pieces, fashioning a highly romantic version for solo violin and strings.
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