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On beauty and harmony thought, in Germany as "New Classic" to defined compositions, are an expression of wonderful and very pleasant melodies with the most careful care of details and arrangements. These arise, primarily, from the internal setting of the musicians: They lay the biggest value on the contents of the music and compose with swing and competence.
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About this CD:
Grieg (1843 - 1907) was first and foremost a lyrical composer, but he also was a pioneer in the impressionistic uses of harmony and piano sonority in his late songs in the dissonance treatment in some late works.
He studied with E.F. Wenzel at the Leipzig Conservator (1858-62), where he became intimateliy familiar with early Romantic music (especially Schumann´s), gaining further experience in Copenhagen and encouragement from Niels Gade.
Not until 1864-65 and his meeting with the Norwegian nationalist Rikard Nordraak did his stylistic breakthrough occur, notably in the folk-inspired Humoresker for piano op.6. Apart from promoting Norwegian music through concerts of his own wirks, he obtained pupils, became conductor of the Hormoniske Selskab, projected a Norwegian Academy of Music and helped found the Christiania Musikforening (1871), meanwhile composing his Poano Concerto (1868) and theimportant piano arrangements of 25 of Lindeman´s folksongs (op.17, 1869).
An operatic collaboration with Bjornson came to nothing, but his incidental music to Ibsen´s Peer Gynt (1875), the most extensive and best known of his large compositions, produced some of his finest work. Despite chronic ill-health he continued to tour as a conductor and pianist and to execute commissions from his base at Troldhaugen (from 1885), he received numerous international honours.
Among his later works, The Mountain Thrall op.32 for baritone, two horns und strings, the String Quartet in g Minor op.27, the popular neo-Baroque Holberg Suite (1884) and the Haugtussa song cycle op.67 (1895) are the most distinguished.