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Grieg's Piano Concerto, a Classical Workhorse

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Grieg's Piano Concerto, a Classical Workhorse

Grieg's Piano Concerto, a Classical Workhorse

Grieg's Piano Concerto, a Classical Workhorse

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When he was a child, music critic Tom Manoff heard the music of Edvard Grieg, particularly his piano concerto in A-minor. This piece of music is known as a workhorse. In pop music, it would be referred to as a "greatest hit." Tom Manoff talks about the status of the warhorse in classical music and we hear Grieg's piano concerto performed here by Leif Ove Andsnes.

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