Ballad for Edvard Grieg
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The accompanying 56-minute documentary is not so much a Grieg biography as Andsnes' personal search for a better understanding of the genesis of the G Minor Ballade, a piece which he had never performed in public before. Although its genesis stemmed largely from the deaths of Grieg's parents and of his only child, Andsnes takes us back through earlier events in Grieg's life, leading us on a leisurely tour of various European cities (Leipzig, Rome, Copenhagen, London) which played major roles in Grieg's musical career. The documentary is narrated in English with Andsnes speaking in a mix of Norwegian and German. Optional subtitles are provided. Both the documentary and the 2007 Grieghallen concert are in 1.78:1 widescreen (enhanced for widescreen TV). Sound is in LPCM Stereo (CD quality), Dolby Digital 5.0 and DTS 5.0. Picture quality is excellent.
The earlier recording of the 6 Lyric Pieces is in standard 1.33:1 full screen.Read more ›
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Excellent! Grieg's Life inside! Great Pianist, Great sound! A excellent choice!Published on July 23, 2014 by Antonio Silva
Enjoyed this film on the life and music of Grieg. A little silly to place a piano out on the Pulpit. On the other hand, GREAT Norwegian scenery. Fine playing by Andsnes.Published on June 16, 2014 by Mezzonora