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Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite #1 Op 46

Edvard Grieg. – Peer Gynt. Suite No. 1 Op 46.  

Morning Death of Aase
Anitra’s Dance
In the palace of the king of mountains
Vienna Festival Orchestra Directed by Gianfranco Rivoli Edvard
Grieg in 1876 was thirty-three years old and had begun to emerge within the musical compositions of his country as the famous Piano Concerto in A minor and the Lyric Pieces for piano.
With Peer Gynt memorable encounter occurred between the best pen and the best musician in Norway of all time. Given the public’s enthusiasm, Grieg decided that his own life had music on stage and wrote two suites, which are among the most popular works of classical music called.
Peer Gynt Peer Gynt is a Norwegian drama writer Henrik Ibsen. It was written in 1867 and first performed in Oslo (then called Christiania) on February 24, 1876, with incidental music of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
Ibsen wrote Peer Gynt traveling to Rome, Ischia and Sorrento.
It was published on November 14, 1867, in Copenhagen. The first edition was 1,250 copies.
It was followed by a reprint of 2,000 copies after 14 days. The large amount of sales was due mainly to the success of the previous drama of Ibsen, Brand.
Unlike other works of Ibsen, Peer Gynt is written in verse.
This is because originally going to be a drama written, not for performance at theater.
The difficulties to quickly change scene (including a whole act in darkness) were some problems in interpretation. Nor is it like the later works of Ibsen as it is a work of fantasy rather than a realistic tragedy.