• Classical music composed by Edvard Grieg Edvard GRIEG (1843 - 1907). SUITE FOR BRASS. - PER GADE's INTERNATIONAL BRASS QUINTET. JAPAN 1982 This recording was found recently. It is from a concert in Japan and was recorded on a cassette tape. No changes have been added to the recording, no notes has been replaced in digital re-mastering and all that magic. It is a "here and now" performance! What you hear is what you get. It is a live recording from a two hours concert: real life here and now! SUITE FOR BRASS. 1. Sarabande. 2. Bridal Song. 3. Lullaby. 4. Ballade. Wedding Day in Troldhaugen. This is a arrangement by Per Gade's old friend Philip Jones, which he made for his Brass Quintet. By chance Per Gade met Philip Jones and the Quintet again in Singapore (where they had concerts) and Philip Jones gave him the music in copies. Philip Jones founded his Brass Quintet in 1951. It was one of the very first modern classical brass ensembles to be formed. Edvard Grieg was born in Bergen, Norway in 1843, and was a partial Scottish decent. His great-grandfather emigrated t Norway around 1770 and settled as a businessman in Bergen. En´vdard was bought up in a musical home. His mother started teaching him piano when he was 6 years old and when he was 15 he went to Leipzig, Germany to study music at the Conservatory (as we called those music higher educational places in Northern Europe, France and Germany in those years: to conserve). He was introduced to the international music life by Norwegian violin virtuoso Ole Bull ...

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