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Grieg: Lyric Pieces

28 Nov 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 18 Feb 2002
  • Release Date: 18 Feb 2002
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:08:07
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  • ASIN: B001J679LW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,419 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Dobester on 23 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
I'll leave the technical jargon and expert knowledge to Amazon's own reviewer, and just add that this music is beautiful, light and uplifting. To prepare yourself for the daily struggle with snarling traffic, uncaring bosses or cloddish colleagues, play this before you don your armour and unlock the front door.
Mr Andsnes' performance is exquisite, the atmosphere caught in the recordings will transform your living room into a tranquil Nordic study, and the fact that it has all been played and recorded as Grieg would have heard it himself adds to the near-magic of the disc. An absolute stunner.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eivind K. Schoyen on 5 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
The excellent performance of Andsnes makes Griegs piano music go straight to your hearth. These are some of the best pieces by Grieg which Andsnes has recorded using Griegs old Steinway at Troldhaugen, Griegs home in Bergen.The majority of the music performed was composed here, and Andsnes delivers the Lyrical pieces with flair,intimacy,and the style which is his trademark.All done on a piano with a very rich middle register considering its age. It is just to sit back and relax as the music fills your hearth and soul.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DOMINIC on 21 Sep 2011
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I bought this disc after buying Leif Ove Andsnes' recording of the Greig & Schumann piano concertos - I'd already got both of them by several other artists, but I like to compare the different interpretations by playing them back to back (sad I know!) and I loved the free and lyrical way in which he played them - I'd never heard anything by him before. This disc is absolutely charming - just what it says on the tin - lyrical. Delightful, lively, gentle, angst free music that is exquisitely played. I'm no musicologist, no even a musician, so I can only review this as a listener, but the music has what I can only call 'presence'. Whether this is due to the fact that it's played on Greig's own piano in Greig's house, I don't know, but the sound quality is so true and tangible that it almost feels as if the piano is actually being played in my house - lovely.
I hate it when people say 'Oh I listen to music all the time - I have it on whatever I'm doing' - how can you 'listen' when you're doing the ironing or reading a book? I'm ashamed to say it but I have to eat my words because this music is just perfect for doing the ironing, peeling the spuds or any of those humdrum jobs we need to do everyday Poor Greig, he must have worked so hard to produce this lovely music, and simply 'lovely' it is, something that's in short supply these days. I remember from my childhood it's the sort of music my mother listened to on the Third Programme whilst doing her housework back in the 1950s - happy, tranquil days. Aaaahhh!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
I saw Leif Ove Andsnes in concert and he played some of the Grieg Lyric Pieces. I was so impressed by his playing and the music that I purchased the CD from you. It is one of my favourites. He has a wonderful technique and such crisp playing, especially at speed but always maintains the spirit of the music and the quiter pieces have such feeling. He has to be my favourite pianist.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By José Gomes on 26 Jan 2012
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Leif Ove Andsnes is a major pianist in our time. The "Lyric Pieces" is an absolutely reference of Grieg's piano music. For me it's a cheap travel to Norway. Indispensable in any collection!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By plumdelice on 21 April 2013
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I bought this CD to assist in my interpretation if some of Grieg's works, which I'm currently learning. It's definitely helped me with that and it's just lovely to listen to, as well. I've not been disappointed.
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