Edvard Grieg: Complete Lyric Pieces for Piano (3 CDS) (Nicholas Roth)

Edvard Grieg: Complete Lyric Pieces for Piano (3 CDS) (Nicholas Roth)

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This triple CD set offers Complete Lyric Pieces for piano by Edvard Grieg. The 66 short pieces that compile the collection were composed over a span of more than thirty years and read like a personal diary containing colorful log of the many typically Norwegian scenes, dances, songs, as well as emotional states that were so important to the composer. This set is Nicholas Roth’s third release on Blue Griffin label, following his critically acclaimed “Schumann: Novelletten, Op. 21” and “The Russian Album.”

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Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (8), Book 2, Op. 38 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 6, Op. 57 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68 by Edvard Grieg
Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71 by Edvard Grieg 

Reviews

”This is my first encounter with the playing of Nicholas Roth, and I enjoyed it immensely. The superb Blue Griffin recording captures his fine dynamic control and graceful, delicate handling of Grieg’s filigree. This young American yields nothing in the way of idiomatic style to his European colleagues, and his devotion and love for this trove of musical riches is apparent at every turn.“ Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2007

“For those of you who, like me, enjoy having complete collections, look no further than this compelling new set by Nicholas Roth. This set, available for about $30, should be required listening for all students of piano and anyone else with a fondness for romantic piano music. While we are more accustomed to hearing groups of selected Lyric Pieces, my advice would be to listen to them all, as well played and well recorded as here and select your own group of favorites.” American Record Guide, July/August 2007

“Roth's full-throated projection, wide dynamic range, dry-eyed directness and aversion to sentimentality purge a century's worth of drawing-room dust from the music. The results are revealing. [Roth's] masterful, accomplished artistry will provide Grieg lovers with ample food for thought. BGR's vividly detailed, vibrant sonics further fuel my highest recommendation.” Gramophone Magazine (UK), September 2007

"…with this new set from the young American pianist Nicholas Roth I do not know of a better starting point… all in all, I found these discs to be very good indeed and a really big plus is that they are superbly well recorded: the piano tone is admirably true throughout. .. I particularly commend Roth's unaffected and sensitive playing throughout almost every one of these minor masterpieces." International Record Review (UK), June 2007