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  • Grieg's Norwegian Dances, Op 35

    Conductor Eivind Aadland has a deep familiarity with the music of fellow Norwegian Grieg and is attuned to its flourishes, nuances and beauties.

    Grieg’s Norwegian Dances were originally composed as piano 4-hand duets and were orchestrated by the Czech violinist Sitt during Grieg’s lifetime. All ...

  • Grieg's Lyric Pieces, Op 68, No 4 & 5

    Conductor Eivind Aadland has a deep familiarity with the music of fellow Norwegian Grieg and is attuned to its flourishes, nuances and beauties.

    The four movements of the Lyric Suite Op 54 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) began life in the early 1890s as part of the six-movement Lyric Pieces for solo...

  • Sibelius' Symphony No 2

    Sibelius' Symphony No 2, celebrated for its fusion of lush symphonic elements, folk melodies, and bold textures, epitomizes the composer's mastery in creating an epic soundscape. From the simple yet captivating opening with a rising F#, G, A motif over a D pedal to the intense second movement mar...