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Grieg's Lyric Pieces

Composer Edvard Grieg found tremendous inspiration in Norwegian history and folklore. His Lyric Pieces for piano are expressions of his country's places, stories, and people. On this episode of Performance Today, Joyce Yang brings those colorful works to life, from a concert in Seattle.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante from Serenade No. 12 in C Minor for winds, K. 388
Harmonie de l'Orchestre des Champs Elysees; Philippe Herreweghe, conductor
Philippe Herreweghe Edition
Harmonia Mundi 2908123

Rick Sowash: Seasonal Breezes
Sylvan Trio: Suzanne Bona, flute; Josh Aerie, cello; Greg Kostraba, piano
First Congregational Church, Webster Groves, MO

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic; James Ross, conductor
National Orchestral Institute + Festival, Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 5 In G Major, K. 283
Micah McLaurin, piano
The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Hour 2

Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94; II. Einfach, innig (idyllic)
Cho-Liang Lin, violin; Sandra Rivers, piano
Bravura Music
Sony 39133

Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces (selections)
Joyce Yang, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120
Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Otto Tausk, conductor
Concert Hall, DR Concert House, Copenhagen, Denmark

Traditional (arr. Andre Thomas): Go Where I Send Thee
St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, conductor
2018 St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Center Auditorium, Northfield, MN

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