Edvard Grieg

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Oslo Phil/Petrenko review – glorious Grieg in centenary celebrations
Vasily Petrenko led a sometimes fierce survey of Grieg, Shostakovich and Strauss, with a closing flourish that sent shivers down the spine

Tim Ashley

23, Oct, 2019 @12:22 PM

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Mari Eriksmoen: Grieg, Wolf, Strauss, Grøndahl Lieder CD review – poised, elegant and persuasive
This selection of songs captures the crystalline qualities in the voice of the rising soprano and her confiding way with text

Erica Jeal

18, Feb, 2016 @6:45 PM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – formidable dexterity in a bizarrely uneven concert
The skilled conductor just about kept control of Lang Lang’s wayward piano and, despite a chorus lacking in power, the actors were exquisite

Tim Ashley

27, Nov, 2015 @11:27 AM

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Grieg/Saint-Saëns: Piano Concertos CD review – youthful fire lifts old favourites
Ukrainian Vadym Kholodenko plays with intelligence and skill, and able support from orchestra and conductor

Stephen Pritchard

02, Aug, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Grieg: Lyric Pieces/Stephen Hough CD review – each note is perfectly placed
Stephen Hough brings impressive brightness and wonderful directness to this collection of 27 of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces

Andrew Clements

29, Apr, 2015 @2:29 PM

Grieg: Olav Trygvason; Landkjenning; Sigurd Jorsalfar – review
Grieg's explorations of Norwegian identity come to the fore in the latest survey of his orchestral work from Naxos, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

09, Jan, 2014 @10:00 PM

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Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble/Gergiev – review

Antique strings filled London's newest concert venue with rich sound, although the pacing varied under Gergiev's baton

George Hall

06, Nov, 2013 @12:30 PM

Peter Jablonski – review
Some pianists prefer a bright tone in Liszt, but Peter Jablonski opted for something darker, so that the obsessive left-hand chromatic scales heaved with menace, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

01, Feb, 2012 @2:59 PM

Grieg/Liszt: Piano Concertos – review
Pianist Stephen Hough's ability to recast old works as new comes to the fore in this striking recording of Grieg and Liszt, writes Stephen Pritchard

Stephen Pritchard

29, Oct, 2011 @11:06 PM

Grieg: Piano Concerto; Ballade in G minor; Piano Sonata, etc
These performances replicating early recordings made by Edvard Grieg seems a bizarre exercise, writes Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

31, Mar, 2011 @9:01 PM

BBC Philharmonic/Mena – review
An unscheduled performance of Grieg's Last Spring, organised in the wake of the BBC Philharmonic's return from Japan, was unbearably heartfelt, writes Tim Ashley

Tim Ashley

28, Mar, 2011 @8:45 PM

Franck; Grieg; Janáček: Violin Sonatas – review
This account of Janáček's Violin Sonata could have done with toning it down a bit, says Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements

02, Dec, 2010 @10:34 PM

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