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Reviews: Grieg: Music for String Orchestra - Tognetti

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Review by hanser May 7, 2012 (1 of 1 found this review helpful)
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The Grieg String quartet is IMO an overlook gem; it can easily compete with the much better known works by Dvorak or Brahms. It is a "orchestral" sounding piece with a lot of doublestops which makes it a natural candidate for a string orchestra version. The Australien Chamber ORchestra plays it wonderfully and with gusto; tempi are sometimes astonishing fast, but playing never suffers.
The additional pieces are welcome additions with less weight, also played excellent. Sound quality is very good; but I wish, BIS would mike less directly and use less spotmiking (at least the solo violin, especially in Erotikk, sounds quite prominent), as they did in the 1980s and 1990s.

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