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GRIEG, E.: String Quartets (arr. for string orchestra) / NORDHEIM, A.: Rendezvous (Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due)


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GRIEG, E.: String Quartets (arr. for string orchestra) / NORDHEIM, A.: Rendezvous (Oslo Camerata, Barratt-Due)

Grieg’s String Quartet in G minor has long established itself as one of the finest such works of the second half of the nineteenth century. The distinction of its thematic material, and its use in cyclical form, is reinforced by an ultimately victorious motto theme. The F major Quartet was written later, but remained unfinished, but it too is a fertile creation with a strong dance profile. Both works are heard in Alf Årdal’s imaginative arrangements for string orchestra. Arne Nordheim, the leading Norwegian composer of the 20th century, wrote Rendezvous as a quartet but expanded it in 1986. It is an intense, moving, and beautifully crafted work.

Grieg, Edvard
Ardal, Alf, arranger(s)

  String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 27 (arr. A. Ardal for string orchestra)
1.   I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato 00:12:40
2.   II. Romanze: Andantino - Allegro agitato 00:06:13
3.   III. Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato - Piu vivo e scherzando 00:06:46
4.   IV. Finale: Lento - Presto al saltarello 00:09:18
  String Quartet in F Major, EG 117 (arr. A. Ardal for string orchestra)
5.   I. Sostenuto - Allegro vivace e grazioso 00:12:20
6.   II. Allegro scherzando - Piu vivo - Allegro scherzando 00:07:07

Nordheim, Arne

7.   I. Praeambulum (quasi una fantasia) 00:10:28
8.   II. Intermezzo 00:04:34
9.   III. Nachruf 00:06:47

Total Playing Time: 01:16:13

Grieg, Edvard; Nordheim, Arne

Ardal, Alf

Barratt-Due, Stephan

Oslo Camerata

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572441

Barcode: 747313244171

Physical Release: 02/2012

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