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Grieg's Lyric Pieces

Joyce YangKT Kim

April 30, 2019

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

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

Edvard Grieg: Selections from Lyric Pieces
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

Gioachino Rossini: Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ordway Concert Hall, Minneapolis, MN

Hour 2

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 of Webster Groves, First Congregational Church, Webster Groves, MO

Paul Dukas: L'apprenti sorcier (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
Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI