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Oivin Fjeldstad - Grieg: Peer Gynt

Oivin Fjeldstad - Grieg: Peer Gynt


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ADEC 2012
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Op. 23 - London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Oivin Fjeldstad

Fjeldstad's record was one of really outstanding early Decca stereo LPs. The LSO is very sensitive, and the tender string playing in Oveig's Song is quite lovely. The conductor begins in Hall of Mountain King rather slowly but builds up a blaze of excitement at the end and that justifies his conception. This recording contained the wide dynamic of the final crescendo at a demonstration quality. This is a recommendable disc and has a vividly clear transfer.

Side One
Prelude, Op. 23, No. 1
Morning Mood, op. 23, No. 13
The Death of Ase, Op. 23, No. 12
Anitra's Dance, Op. 23, No. 16
In the Hall of the Mountain King, Op. 23, No. 7

Side Two
Ingrid's Abduction and Lament, Op. 23, No. 4
Arab's Dance, Op. 23, No. 15
Peer Gynt's Home-Coming, Op. 23, No. 19
Solvejg's Song, Op. 23, No. 11
Dance of the MOuntain King's Daughter, Op. 23, No. 8

Customer Reviews (4.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

I like it just as it is

posted on 07/07/2019
5 Stars
There are qualitative differences between the way things that were recorded fifty or seventy years ago sound, compared to a more contemporary recording. But I happen to like, and usually even prefer, that vintage quality. This is beautiful.


posted on 09/20/2006
4 Stars
Reviewer: Andrew Maher
Vinyl equipment reviewers have been using this old Decca classic for years to evaluate new equipment. The performance is fine. Fjeldstad seems to go back to the ideas in Ibsen's play that the music was designed to complement. He avoids the sugary style that sometimes is applied to Grieg. He also includes a couple of items that are not normally to be found in the concert suites: the overture and the Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter.

The sound does show its age. It is about the same age as me after all! The string tone has a slightly fizzy quality that some Decca recordings of this vintage exhibit. But, in the end the sound has the richness and depth of classic Deccas, and the engineering disappears so listeners can enjoy the music. Vinylphiles can expect to enjoy it.

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