Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image

BI 1877
StarStarStarStarStar Rating
Log in to be the first to review this disc
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
BIS Logo
BI 1877

GRIEG, E.: From Holberg's Time / String Quartet in G minor / 2 Elegiac Melodies / Erotic (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti)

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2012

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2012


Australian Chamber Orchestra

Tognetti, Richard

Richard Tognetti



Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre, Sydney, Australia

Record Label


Orchestral & Concertos


Total Time - 61:45
Background Image Background Image Background Image
background image
Customers who bought this album, also bought...
PAINE, J.K.: As You Like it Overture / The Tempest / Symphony No. 1 (Ulster Orchestra, Falletta)

Scroll Scroll

background image
onquestion marklosslessquestion markStudio Fileoffquestion mark 
*if you purchase a higher level format, we include the lower formats free of charge
Please Note: On Mp3 format an unavoidable click may be heard on segue track breaks, to avoid this issue please select lossless or better

GRIEG, E.: From Holberg's Time / String Quartet in G minor / 2 Elegiac Melodies / Erotic (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti)

Select Complete Single Disc for



String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27 (arr. R. Tognetti for string orchestra)

1 I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato 11:49


2 II. Romanze: Andantino - Allegro agitato 6:04
3 III. Intermezzo: Allegro molto marcato - Allegro agitato 6:20
4 IV. Finale: Lento - Presto al saltarello 7:43



2 Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34 (version for orchestra)

5 No. 1. Hjertesar (The Wounded Heart) 3:17
6 No. 2. Varen (Last Spring) 4:30

Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43 (arr. R. Tognetti for violin and string orchestra)


Fra Holbergs tid (From Holberg's Time), Op. 40 (version for orchestra)

8 I. Prelude 2:40
9 II. Sarabande 3:35
10 III. Gavotte 3:12
11 IV. Air 5:29
12 V. Rigaudon 3:42
 Richard Tognetti Conductor
 Tognetti, Richard

Although his own instrument was the piano, Edvard Grieg grew up hearing great string players like Ole Bull, one of the finest violin virtuosi of the 19th century, and the celebrated folk-fiddler Torgeir Augundson, both of whom opened up for him the treasures of the Norwegian folk-music traditions. Their influence – as well as that of the great classical traditions of string music – would later inspire Grieg to produce a notable series of works for strings. On this album, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra perform perennial favourites such as the Holberg Suite – composed in 1884 in an ‘olden style’ to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Danish-Norwegian playwright Ludvig Holberg – and the two Elegiac Melodies, Grieg’s own orchestrations of two of his best-loved songs: Last Spring and The Wounded Heart. The programme also includes Richard Tognetti’s adaptation of String Quartet No.1, a broadly conceived work which in its original form incorporates such rich textures and massive chordal effects that it translates strikingly well into the medium of a full string orchestra. Tognetti has likewise arranged the ravishingly lyrical piano composition Erotikk from the composer’s celebrated collection of Lyric Pieces, fashioning a highly romantic version for solo violin and strings. Previous recordings with Tognetti and the ACO on BIS, for instance of Mozart’s violin concertos on two discs, have been warmly received by the critics, with Gramophone’s reviewer describing the team as ‘an outstanding band’ with ‘a keen individual and collective feel for style and character’, and his colleague in The Observer praising their ‘gloriously exciting, tangy edged, alert and playful sound.’

 "..."...Add in another really fine recording from BIS, and there is likely no more recommendable version of these works."

Andy Fawcett - - April 2013

"...The Australian Chamber Orchestra is one of the finest string ensemble on the scene today, and Tognetti leads the group, complementing it  with his own very fine violin playing, in elegant and appropriately Romantic performances. If you’re a Grieg lover, I can think of no reason not to recommend this disc to your for an hour’s worth of Norwegian nirvana."

Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - September/October 2012

No User Reviews Found.