Grieg and Sibelius

April 28, 2013, 7:00 pm

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We’ll explore the lives and music of the two Scandinavian greats: Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius. Music spanning almost one hundred years includes a number of chamber works, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, the Norwegian Dances and several Sibelius symphonies.

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Episode 1

Grieg: Piano Sonata in e minor, Op. 7, IV
Pletnev, p.
DG 459671
2:16, 8:20
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Grieg: Symphony in c minor, II
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
DG 427321
7:08
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Grieg: “Jeg Elsker Dig (I love but thee),” Op. 5 No. 3
Bonney, s.; Pappano, p.
Decca 466762
1:35
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Grieg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a minor, Op. 16, I & II
Berlin Phil/Jansons; Andsnes, p.
EMI 57562
18:50
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Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35, #4 & #2
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
DG 419431
7:33
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Episode 2

Grieg: Dawn, Anitra’s Dance & In the Hall of the Mountain King fr. Peer Gynt Suite #1, Op. 46
New York Phil/Bernstein
CBS 36718
3:46, 6:06
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Grieg: “Solveig’s Song” from Peer Gynt
Bonney, s.; Pappano, p.
Decca 466762
5:02
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Grieg: String Quartet in g minor, Op. 27, I (excerpt), IV
Guarneri String Quartet
Phil 426286
1:36, 8:20
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Grieg: Praeludium & Gavotte fr. Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412727
5:56
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Anon: Gangaretter Myllarguten
Buen, hardanger fiddle
Simax 1040
1:40

Arr. Grieg:Gangaretter Myllarguten
Andsnes, p.
EMI 56541
1:11
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Grieg: “Elsk (Love)” fr. The Mountain Maid, Op. 67 No. 5
von Otter, ms.; Forsberg, p.
DG 457688
2:13

Grieg: Lyric Suite, Op. 54 (excerpts)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
DG 419431
11:15

Episode 3

Sibelius: Overture fr. Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste
RCA 7765
2:37
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Sibelius: Piano Quintet in g minor, I (excerpt)
Sibelius Academy Quartet, Tawaststjerna, p.
Finlandia 375
1:28
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Sibelius: Kullervo, Op. 7, I (excerpt), IV (excerpt) & V
Helsinki Phil/Berglund
EMI 47496
2:07, :23, 9:39
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Sibelius: Intermezzo fr. Karelia Suite, Op. 11
Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste
RCA 7765
3:45
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Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela fr. Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 3
Los Angeles Phil/Salonen
Sony 48067
9:33
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39, I & II
Finnish Radio Symphony/Saraste
RCA 7765
20:31
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Episode 4

Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
BSO/Davis
Phil 446160
7:48
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, I
BSO/Davis
Phil 446557
9:41
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Sibelius: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in d minor, Op. 47, I
Helsinki Chamber Orchestra/Barbirolli; Szeryng, v.
Intaglio 7201
14:52

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43, III & IV
Oslo Phil/Jansons
EMI 54804
14:53
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Episode 5

Sibelius: At the Castle Gate fr. Pelleas and Mellisande, Op. 46
Tapiola Sinfonietta/Ollila
Ondine 952
2:05
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Sibelius: Quartet for Strings in D minor, Op. 56, Voces intimae, I & II
Juilliard String Quartet
Sony 48193
9:03
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, I
Philharmonia Orchestra/Salonen
CBS 42366
:48, 1:28, 14:01
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Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, II & III
BSO/Davis
Phil 446157
17:03, :44
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Romance fr. Four Pieces, Op. 78
Mork, vc.; Thibaudet, p.
Virgin 45034
3:07
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