About my journey in building a classical CD, the "indie" way. This is my second solo piano CD, a sort of "Volume Two" of Piano Music of Edvard Grieg.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Listening to Grieg himself
These recordings are quite well known by now, but are well worth hearing. Grieg playing his own piano compositions - this really just gives me chills! "Butterfly" and "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen" are both pieces that will be on my Volume 2 CD. You can also hear "Spring" and part of his "Sonata in e minor" on Youtube.
Pianist Sandra Mogensen has performed widely in concert as soloist and accompanist in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Noted for her deep sensitivity, Sandra has received much praise for her work as a recitalist committed to the art song repertoire as well as for her solo performances.
Recent performances include collaborations in recital with singers James Westman, Brett Polegato, Gary Relyea, and solo performances at the Glenn Gould Studio, the Grieg Festival in Winter Park, Florida, the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, and the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Stratford Civic Orchestra. Her first solo CD release, SANDRA MOGENSEN: Piano Music of Edvard Grieg has been resoundingly praised:
"A satisfying disc, worth repeated listening." (wholenote magazine)
“That is the deftest feather-lightest touch I’ve ever heard for the Grieg.”(Jurgen Gothe of CBC)