Grieg / Piano Concerto – With a Correctly Sized Piano for a Change

More of the music of Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Reviews and Commentaries for the Music of Edvard Grieg

This Shaded Dog pressing has exceptionally lively and dynamic sound on side two, which earned an A++ grade and plays quietly to boot! The sound is BIG and BOLD enough to fill up your listening room and then some.

The piano is clean and clear, the strings are rich and textured.

And his performance of this wonderful work is superb, as is his performance of the shorter coupling works on side two (which actually have the best sound here). 

This is wonderfully recorded music. It has a very natural orchestral perspective and superb string tone.

It also boasts a correctly-sized piano, which is quite unusual for Rubinstein’s recordings.

TRACK LISTING

Side One

Grieg — Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

First Movement: Allegro molto moderato
Second Movement: Adagio

Side Two

Grieg — Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Third Movement: Allegro moderato molto e marcato

Schumann — Romance in F Sharp, Op. 33
Villa-Lobos — Polichinelle
Liszt — Valse Oubliee, No. 1
Prokofiev — March (from “The Love for Three Oranges”)
Falla — Ritual Fire Dance (from “El Amor Brujo”)