Evening Masterwork: Grieg’s Symphonic Dances

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Symphonic Dances by Edvard Grieg

Evening Masterwork for July 24, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Throughout his career, Edvard Grieg tended to concentrate on smaller forms of music, as evident in a few of his more popular works like the Lyric Pieces and Norwegian Dances. However, it seems towards the end of his life, the composer sought to expand himself on a larger canvas – bigger, longer works for orchestra. One of these works, perhaps his crowning orchestral achievement, was his Symphonic Dances. We’ll hear it tonight at 7, our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.