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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
Description:
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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