EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Complete Solo Piano Works (Eva Knardahl), Piano Concerto in A Minor (Knardahl, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Kjell Ingebretsen), Piano Concerto in A Minor (original version - Love Derwinger [piano], Norrköping Symphony Orchestra; Jun'ichi Hirokami).
Catalogue Number: 12I048
Description: Whether planned as such or not, this big-box reissue will serve as a memorial for this pianist who died a few months ago on Sept. 3. This was the first attempt at a complete Grieg. Naxos' 14-disc cycle's length being mostly due to the 152 Norwegian Melodies (few of which are more than a minute long) being complete in the there while only ten were recorded by Knardahl. Still, this set is now - hard to believe - a lot cheaper than the Naxos series (which would total $111.72) and will always stand as an important discographic Grieg monument. 12 CDs for the price of 3.