Grieg: Complete Piano Music
Format: COMPACT DISC
Tellefsen, Rut; Schiøll, Stefan; Tofte, Per; Steen-Nøkleberg, Einar; Norwegian State Institute of Music Chamber Choir
This edition was a cornerstone of the Naxos catalogue between the release of the first volume to the 14th. Brought together as a complete set, this attractive collection is a valuable one-stop reference for Grieg’s works for piano solo. Einar Steen-Nøkleberg is a leading Norwegian pianist, having made continuous international appearances and more than 50 recordings. He studied with Nicolai Dirdal and Hans Leygraf. Among other prizes and distinctions, some of the most important are the German Hochschulwettbewerb, the Norwegian Piano Competition in 1972, the Norwegian Critics' Prize for Best Performance in 1975 (for the interpretation in Grieg's Piano Concerto at the Bergen Festival), the Norwegian Recording of the Year in 1976 for a recital of Norwegian Baroque Composers, the Lindeman Prize ("Performer of the Year") 1984, the Grieg Prize in 1985 (Bergen) and 1992 (Oslo). He is a Knight of the St. Olav Order, appointed by the King of Norway for his activities for Norwegian music in general.