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I am so sick and tired of any compilations of Grieg's Orchestra featuring only his Piano Concerto and the Peer Gynt Suites. Finally, a compiliation for those of us who ALREADY HAVE the aforesaid pieces which are of course, very great and wonderfully written. But, the degree of Grieg's extraordinary orchestrating ability is best shown on this disc. My personal favorites are the orchestrated Lyric Suites on the first disc, the last of the Symphonic Dances, and the Two Elegies. Griegs use of stringed instruments is wonderful making the best of the many things that they can do. His melodies are memorable and so evocative of different moods that they will stay with you long after you've listened to them. I also recommend his Violin Sonatas. Kawabata Narimichi's Valse Triste CD has a nice recording of the first one. Experience Grieg's other great music. Expand your world!