Grieg: Lyric Pieces

Grieg: Lyric Pieces

by Stephen HoughStephen Hough

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Overview

As a world-renowned piano virtuoso, Stephen Hough has demonstrated time and again his prodigious skills in brilliant performances of the great concertos, though as a recording artist, he has revealed a wider range of repertoire and unexpected interests. This Hyperion release of Edvard Grieg's "Lyric Pieces" is an example of how Hough sometimes ventures into quiet, less familiar byways that offer him a variety of expressive possibilities. These miniatures are far removed from blockbuster showpieces, and their picturesque scenes and delicate melodies suggest the careful handiwork of the craftsman. They also reflect Grieg's nostalgia for the Romantic past and love for Norwegian fairy tales and folkways, which he expressed with disarming simplicity and succinctness. Hough's program of 27 selections from the larger collection of 66 pieces, published in 10 books, extends from the early "Arietta" of 1867 to "Remembrances" of 1901, giving a generous representation of Grieg's intimate musings and evocative character studies. Hough's playing tends toward the smoothly turned phrase and a gentle touch, though he sometimes brings out the piano's harsher metallic sonorities in more forceful pieces.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/12/2015
Label: Hyperion
UPC: 0034571280707
catalogNumber: 68070
Rank: 41174

Tracks

  1. Efterklang (Remembrances), lyric piece for piano, Op. 71/7
  2. Småtrold (Puck), lyric piece for piano, Op. 71/3
  3. Someraften (Summer's Eve), lyric piece for piano, Op. 71/2
  4. Bådnlåt (At the Cradle), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/5
  5. For dine fødder (At your Feet), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/3
  6. Bedstemors menuet (Grandmother's Minuet), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/2
  7. Bryllupsdag på Troldhaugen (Wedding Day at Troldhaugen), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/6
  8. Salon, lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/4
  9. Fra ungdomsdagene (From Early Years), lyric piece for piano, Op. 65/1
  10. Hjemad (Homeward), lyric piece for piano, Op. 62/6
  11. Sylfide (Sylph), lyric piece for piano, Op. 62/1
  12. Heimweh (Homesickness), lyric piece for piano, Op. 57/6
  13. Klokkeklang (Bell Ringing), lyric piece for piano, Op. 54/6
  14. Nocturne, lyric piece for piano, Op. 54/4
  15. Troldtog (March of the Dwarfs), lyric piece for piano, Op. 54/3
  16. Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/7
  17. Melody, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/3
  18. Valse-Impromptu, lyric piece for piano, Op. 47/1
  19. An den Frühling (To Spring), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/6
  20. Erotik, lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/5
  21. Vöglein (Little Bird), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/4
  22. In der Heimat (In My Homeland), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/3
  23. Einsamer Wanderer (Solitary Wanderer), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/2
  24. Schmetterling (Butterfly), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/1
  25. Elegy, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/6
  26. Berceuse, lyric piece for piano, Op. 38/1
  27. Arietta, lyric piece for piano, Op. 12/1

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