Janina Fialkowska

Grieg: Lyric Pieces

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Janina Fialkowska's 2015 release on ATMA Classique is a selection of Edvard Grieg's Lyric Pieces, drawn from the full set of 66 miniatures, which were published between 1867 and 1901. Her choice of the most popular character pieces reflects a common practice among pianists to fit a representative sample on a single disc, necessarily leaving out less familiar numbers along the way. As a result, her CD of 25 tracks is comparable to other highlights albums that typically feature such favorites as the Berceuse, Butterfly, March of the Trolls, Sylph, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Evening in the Mountains, and Remembrances. While Fialkowska's long career has yielded many fine recordings of Chopin, Schubert, and Liszt, this sensitive exploration of Grieg is a welcome addition to an impressive catalog that has been focused almost exclusively on the early Romantic period.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Lyric Pieces, Book 1, Op. 12
1 1:22 Amazon
2 1:26 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 2, Op. 38
3 3:07 Amazon
4 0:58 Amazon
5 4:49 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. Op. 43
6 1:32 Amazon
7 1:40 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 4, Op. 47
8 4:17 Amazon
9 3:01 Amazon
10 1:15 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 5, Op. 54
11 3:37 Amazon
12 3:55 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 6 Op. 57
13 3:03
Lyric Pieces, Book 7, Op. 62
14 1:26 Amazon
15 1:26 Amazon
16 2:49 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65
17 1:58 Amazon
18 6:31 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 9, Op. 68
19 3:19 Amazon
20 3:28
21 2:30 Amazon
Lyric Pieces, Book 10, Op. 71
22 3:50
23 2:24 Amazon
24 1:49
25 1:44 Amazon
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