Although Grieg and Elgar did not physically cross paths (they neither met nor corresponded), there are enough biographical and musical parallels to beg the question as to why the relationship between them has been largely overlooked. It is these points of contact that makes the combination of these two works on this recording particularly apposite. One has only to consider the similarity in their status not merely as ‘nationalistic composers’ but as important national figures. There are also various biographical parallels: they shared several mutual friends of whom the English composer Frederick Delius is the most notable, Elgar received an honorary doctorate at Oxford University in 1905, Grieg received the same award a year later; during the first orchestral broadcast of Elgar’s music in 1923, the accompanying piece in the program was Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite.       Challenge Classics on sale

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Elgar, Edward Sonata for violin and piano
op. 82      
Charlie Siem, violin
Andrei Korobeinikov, piano
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Grieg, Edvard Sonata for violin and piano
op. 45 no. 3     C minor

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