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  • Audio CD (4 Mar 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005RFSM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Cello Sonata In A Minor Op. 36: I. Allegro AgitatoTruls Mørk/Håvard Gimse 9:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Cello Sonata In A Minor Op. 36: II. Andante Molto TranquilloTruls Mørk/Håvard Gimse 6:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Cello Sonata In A Minor Op. 36: III. Allegro - Allegro Molto E MarcatoTruls Mørk/Håvard Gimse12:02Album Only
Listen  4. String Quartet In G Minor Op. 27: I. Un Poco Andante - Allegro Molto Ed AgitatoSolve Sigerland/Atle Sponberg/Lars Anders Tomter/Truls Mørk11:59Album Only
Listen  5. String Quartet In G Minor Op. 27: II. Romanze - AndantinoSolve Sigerland/Atle Sponberg/Lars Anders Tomter/Truls Mørk 6:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. String Quartet In G Minor Op. 27: III. Intermezzo - Allegro Molto MarcatoSolve Sigerland/Atle Sponberg/Lars Anders Tomter/Truls Mørk 6:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. String Quartet In G Minor Op. 27: IV. Finale - Lento - Presto Al SaltarelloSolve Sigerland/Atle Sponberg/Lars Anders Tomter/Truls Mørk 9:03£0.99  Buy MP3 

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Richard Whiting on 7 Sep 2009
Format: Audio CD
As the notes to this CD observe, many music lovers are familiar with Greig's Piano Concerto and the Peer Gynt Suites but are completely unaware of his chamber music and other works. In my case, I do have his three violin sonatas on CD. Numbers 1 and 2 are early works composed in 1865 and 1867 respectively, unsophisticated and not particularly memorable. Number 3 is later but is only marginally more worthwhile. Apart from this, I shared the general ignorance of any chamber music by Greig.

All this changed on a recent flight across the Pacific. To while away the time, I sampled the inflight classical music offerings, braving the usual execrable earphone quality. Greig's Cello Sonata with Truls Mork and String Quartet in E played by a Norwegian group were completely overwhelming, the force and beauty of the music shining through the background noise. I couldn't wait to acquire the CD for myself. Would I be disappointed?

Mork's cello has a lovely sound, clear across the large dynamic range required by the Sonata. The pianist is also very capable and the balance between the instruments is generally well-judged. Occasionally the pianist is over-exuberant without ever losing control. The overall effect is quite stunning. How can it be that this work is so neglected?

Purists may well maintain that as a composition, the Quartet is better still. It too is very powerful, opening and continuing with a succession of dense chords, eerie rapid sequences, Scandinavian dance tunes and some beautiful lyrical passages. Apart from a very few early bars in the opening movement, it is all held together tightly with good balance and dynamics.

Recommended!
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By Franz on 9 Aug 2014
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Wonderful title and excellent service of Dodax on line, Thank you.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Mayes on 15 Jun 2012
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After hearing Truls Mork in early 2012 at Portsmouth Guildhall i decided to purchase grieg truls mork as i enjoy listening to grieg's music and have visited his home in Norway.I was not disappointed with Cello Sonata String Quartet as it's pure string except for piano in the first piece.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Grieg as We All too Rarely Hear Him 26 April 2004
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Format: Audio CD
It's not hard to see why this recording has garnered so much critical attention. Besides the ardent and highly disciplined playing of Truls Mork and his accomplices--notably the excellent pianist Havard Gimse, a Grieg specialist--there is the music: Grieg's chamber works are rarely given their due, but here are two of his finest in performances that are bound to make believers out of all but the most skeptical listeners. Perhaps the cello sonata is the better piece (the notes to this CD seem to indicate such), but I'm more impressed with Grieg's lone string quartet, whose quasi-symphonic sound and slightly off-kilter saltarello last movement (Bergamo by way of Bergen!) make for memorable listening. Add to this a scherzo as finely wrought as just about any by Dvorak and an overheated first movement that gives the lie to those who feel Grieg's emotional range is limited, and you have a work that demands to be heard again. And again, if only to see whether or not the very interesting parts add up to a credible whole. I'm still trying to figure this out myself, but the String Quartet is nonetheless a fascinating composition.
Even if I feel the Cello Sonata is less adventurous, more typical of Grieg in his folky vein--especially the bounding last movement--clearly it is a work of stature as well. And it probably hangs together better. The first movement has much of the grand drama of the comparable movement of the string quartet, while the slow movement, based on Grieg's own march from Sigurd Josalfar, is Grieg at his most introspective, rising to a fever pitch in the minor-key central episode.
Besides the fervent playing of Mork and the other young musicians involved, there are additional attractions, including a powerful, you-are-there recording of the sonata made at the Grieg House in Bergen and an even more atmospheric one of the quartet made at a church in Oslo, plus fine liner notes and lovely color photos of the Grieg House and grounds. Highly recommended.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
wonderful stuff 16 May 2008
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What a great find - two eminently listenable chamber music masterpieces from Grieg, passionately played and beautifully recorded. I was very familiar with the quartet from a recording by the Oslo Quartet (Naxos) in my collection, but I had never heard the cello sonata. I was immediately won over by it, a really great piece of music. And the quartet performance is truly distinguished, full of passion but never frenetic. Just wonderful.

Both works contain Norwegian folk material and are recognizable as Grieg compositions, but in no way do they contain "too much folksiness," a concern Grieg expressed prior to embarking on the quartet. On the other hand, the composer wrote music that people could identify with and would listen to, therefore the distinctive national flavor is very much embedded in both works.

This is an essential acquisition for Grieg lovers; and who doesn't love Grieg?

Very highly recommended!
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