Andreas Brantelid & Christian Ihle Hadland – Grieg & Grainger: Cello works (2015)

Artist: Andreas Brantelid & Christian Ihle Hadland
Title Of Album: Grieg & Grainger: Cello works
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: BIS Records / BIS-2120
Genre: Classical
Quality: mp3 320 kbps
Total Time: 66:27 min
Total Size: 158 MB

Edvard Grieg
Sonata in A minor for Cello and Piano, Op.36 (1882-83)
1. I. Allegro agitato 9’24
2. II. Andante molto tranquillo 5’54
3. III. Allegro 11’41

4. Intermezzo in A minor for cello and piano, EG115 (1866) 3’41
5. Allegretto from Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45 6’53
6. Andante con moto in C minor, EG116 (1878) 9’00

Percy Grainger
La Scandinavie (Scandinavian Suite) (1902)
7. I. Air et Danse Suedoise 2’44
8. II. Vermelandsvisa 2’11
9. III. Polska Norvegien 2’54
10. IV. Melodie Danoise 3’01
11. V. Air et Finale sur des Danses Norvegiennes 5’25

Carl Nielsen
No.4 of Strophic Songs, Op.21/FS42
12. Saenk kun dit hoved, du blomst 1’50

Andreas Brantelid, cello
Christian Ihle Hadland, piano
Lars Bjørnkjær, violin (Grieg: Andante con moto)

Although born forty years apart on opposite sides of the world, Edvard Grieg and Percy Grainger have much in common. Both left their native countries to gain access to the great, then dominant central European musical tradition, and both found their greatest compositional inspiration in folk music traditions rather than the Germanic approach. They met in 1906, and not surprisingly got along famously. The Danish-Swedish cellist Andreas Brantelid and his Norwegian chamber music partner Christian Ihle Hadland have teamed up for this program of cello works by these two like-minded composers.

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