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Offline Brian

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Odd fact about Grieg's piano concerto
« on: May 04, 2007, 04:45:53 PM »
According to Wikipedia,
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Liszt also gave Grieg some advice on orchestration of the piano concerto, (e.g. to give the melody of the second theme in the first movement to a solo trumpet).
Trumpet! Liszt was a lunatic! But Grieg took the advice, and also gave the second movement's main theme to the trumpets.

Thankfully, he revised the concerto right before he died.

Whew  :o  we really escaped a disaster!

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Re: Odd fact about Grieg's piano concerto
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 06:38:45 PM »
According to Wikipedia,Trumpet! Liszt was a lunatic! But Grieg took the advice, and also gave the second movement's main theme to the trumpets.

Thankfully, he revised the concerto right before he died.

Whew  :o  we really escaped a disaster!

This work, among the many great concerti available, is one I cherish dearly. I would hate to see such a terrible revision. That spledid [/b]adagio[/b], is just so soft and intimate, I could not imagine it in the hands of the Trumpets. At least, no harm was done.   :)

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Re: Odd fact about Grieg's piano concerto
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007, 03:42:15 AM »
An other weird fact about Grieg's p.c.: On April 1951
great super-virtuoso Simon Barer was playing it first
time live with Ormandy and the Ph.O,had a brain
attack and died on stage.
Piantale a la leche hermano, que eso arruina el corazón! (from a tango's letter)

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Re: Odd fact about Grieg's piano concerto
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2007, 03:55:36 AM »
Believe it or not, I just finished listening to this one for the first time a few days ago- I also got the score, but haven't listened while following along yet.