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Grieg: The Violin Sonatas Edvard Grieg

£15.99

Barcode: 7318599924564

  • Format: SACD Album
  • Category: Classical
  • Released: 27th March 2020

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  • Description

    Following acclaimed recordings of concertos by Dvorak and Shostakovich, by Tan Dun and Josef Suk, the Norwegian violinist Eldbjorg Hemsing returns to her roots in this Grieg recital, joined by Simon Trpceski at the piano. Each of Edvard Grieg's violin sonatas marks a decisive phase in the composer's artistic development. He completed the 'F major Sonata' at the age of 22, while still trying to break free from the heady influences he had received during his training at the Leipzig conservatory. The work still bears the stamp of German romanticism, but it also includes references to Norwegian folk dances and Hardanger fiddle techniques, features that were perceived as 'a breath of fresh air' when the work was premiered. Two years later, in 1867, Grieg had become deeply involved in the project of constructing a national culture, as part of the movement for an independent Norway. In his 'Sonata No. 2', he exploited national characteristics far more consistently than before and especially his Norwegian audience reacted with great enthusiasm. Grieg's final 'crime for the violin', as he described it, was the 'Violin Sonata in C minor', composed 20 years after 'Sonata No. 2' and the last piece of chamber music that he completed. He was now an internationally respected composer, pianist and conductor and the sonata reflects this new stage in his life, which Grieg himself described as having a 'wider horizon'. Closing this disc, Eldbjorg Hemsing plays her own composition 'Homecoming'. It is a set of variations on a tune from the valley where she grew up, as well as a friendly nod to Grieg, who used the same tune almost 150 years ago in his large-scale 'Ballade Op. 24'.
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    Duration 72.3 mins
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Format: SACD
    Label Bis
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