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Grieg: Holberg Suite ()

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composed by Edvard Grieg

Way back in 1979 when Bis was just starting out as a label, they released a wonderful disc of all Grieg's works for string orchestra by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra under Terji Tønnesen. Twenty-six years later, Bis, by that time one of the biggest little labels in the world, released a disc of the nearly the same music by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Ole Kristian Ruud. And while the new disc is nice in its way, it's nowhere near as fine as the earlier release. The Bergen has a bigger string sound but by no ...

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  1. Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg?s Time), for string orchestra ("Holberg Suite"), Op. 40
  2. Elegiac Melodies (2) for orchestra (or piano), Op. 34
  3. Melodies (2) for string orchestra (or piano), Op. 53
  4. Nordic Melodies (2) for string orchestra (or piano or piano, 4 hands), Op. 63
  5. Aften på høyfjellet (Evening in the Mountains), lyric piece for oboe, horn & string orchestra (orchestration of Op. 68/4)
  6. Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for string orchestra (orchestration of Op. 68/5)
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