Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 1; Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 3

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COMPOSERS: Grieg
LABELS: Simax
WORKS: Violin Sonata No. 1; Violin Sonata No. 2; Violin Sonata No. 3
PERFORMER: Terje Tønnesen (violin), Einar Henning Smebye (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: PSC 1162
Naive, nationalistic and universal: that, more or less, is how Grieg characterised the three sonatas he composed for violin and piano between 1865 and 1886. Fine, gripping, positive performances in all three works from Terje Tønnesen and Einar Henning Smebye, artists, as it were, to the manner born. Stephen Pettitt

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