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Greig: String Quartets, Arranged for String Orchestra / Nordheim: Rendezvous

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Grieg' String Quartet in G minor has long established itself as one of the finest such works of the second half of the nineteenth century. The distinction of its thematic material, and its use in cyclical form, is reinforced by an ultimately victorious mo
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  • Orchestra: Oslo Camerata
  • Conductor: Barratt-Due
  • Composer: Grieg, Nordheim
  • Audio CD (February 28, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B006O51DBA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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By Ralph Moore TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 21, 2012
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Recorded in 2009 under a Norwegian conductor and orchestra, this Naxos issue is devoted to arrangements of Grieg's quartets for string orchestra. Many of his compositions originally written for piano or chamber instruments either ended up arranged for the string section of a symphony orchestra or were written expressly for that; Grieg himself encouraged what we might call the Big Band Sound and often urged a "bigger the better" approach, naming 60 strings as being ideal. So there shouldn't be too much of a purist issue regarding whether this music such as the quartets or piano items "ought" to be arranged in this manner.

The arrangement used here were made by Norwegian conductor Alf Årdal. According to violinist and conductor Stephan Barratt-Due, "The depth given by adding a double bass, and the variety in using solos and tutti, gives in our opinion, the pieces a new dimension combining both the intimacy of Grieg and lifting the richness of the romantic expression in the pieces. That gain in rich sonority must be offset against the loss of contrast. In comparison with the leaner of a string quartet, there is a certain inevitable homogeneity of sound produced by a larger, beautifully co-ordinated string band; it tends to emphasise the more consolatory ideas in the music at the expense of the stark immediacy created by the harmonic clashes of only four instruments. Romantic yearnings predominate over raw, psychological anguish, if you like. Nonetheless, this is another, valid way to experience music which comprehensively puts to bed any lingering caricature of Grieg as a chocolate-box composer.
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