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Air from the Holberg Suite

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Uploaded by: PLRT (09/28/20)
Composer: Grieg, Edward
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Romantic
Grieg wrote the "Holberg Suite" to celebrate the 200th "birthday" of the Danish philososopher Ludvig Holberg, first for the piano and then for string orchestra.
It was intended to be a suite in the ancient style (Bach, Haendel, Telemann, Rameau...). In fact, it's unmistakably Grieg, a dreamed romantic evocation of the early 18th and not at all a strict "à la manière de".

The Air, the 5th part of the suite, exposes a delicate haunting melody. The registrations were choosed on the (most) romantic side, as is the music itself. As far as I could see, it hasn't been uploaded on CCH before.

The transcription - by Christopher Eva - is included in "A Grieg organ album" edited by OUP.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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