Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15

June 15 is the birthdate of Norwegian composer and pianist Edvard Grieg (1843). He is revered for his sumptuous Piano Concerto in A minor, which he revised seven times (it was one of his earliest works, Op. 16). The second movement, adagio, is perhaps one of the most beautiful pieces composed for piano and orchestra. In 1909, this work was the first piano concerto ever recorded (via gramophone), though in severely abridged form.

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