Grieg’s Sonata

Grieg’s violin Sonata

While this sonata by Grieg is not performed very often, I wanted to bring it to you for two reasons:

• It is wonderful music
• I am including an amazing old performance by the legendary violinist Fritz Kreisler which makes it so clear why all of Europe was so inspired by him

And… this CD, recorded by British violinist Charlie Siem is also terrific, as reported below:

“These are performances of remarkable freshness and spontaneity. The Elgar Sonata especially is beautifully done, at once mercurial and intimate, as if Siem is plucking the music straight from the air … Clearly he’s a player of remarkable promise.”
— BBC Music magazine June 2008

Here is Kyung Wha Chung playing Grieg’s violin sonata No.3, 1st Movement:

And now the video from the past:
Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano, and … Fritz Kreisler, violin

Tags: Grieg Sonata, Charlie Siem, Kreisler, Rachmaninoff

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