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Grieg, Edvard / Peer-Gynt Suites No. 1 &2; Holberg Suite, Op. 40
Album:Peer-Gynt Suites No. 1 &2; Holberg Suite, Op. 40 Collection:Classical
Artist:Grieg, Edvard Added:12/2014
Label:Deutsche Grammophon 

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Add Date:2014-12-12 Pull Date:2015-02-13 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:25 Jan11 Jan28 Dec
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1.Nov 03, 2016:Melange
Anitra’S Dance (3:44)
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Sigurd Jorsalfar. Three Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 56. Prelude To Act Ii (In The
2.Oct 27, 2016:Melange
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (2:07)
5.Jan 21, 2015:Clean Copper Radio
Homage March (9:41), Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46. Morning Mood (4:01)
3.Jun 11, 2016:Narnia
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (2:07), Anitra’S Dance (3:44), Aase’S Death (4:46), Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46. Morning Mood (4:01)
6.Jan 21, 2015:1-21-2015
Arabian Dance (4:38), In The Hall Of The Mountain King (2:07), Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46. Morning Mood (4:01)

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2014-12-06 
Grieg’s (1843-1907) Peer Gynt Suites contain incidental music composed for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, which tells of the downfall and subsequent redemption of a Norwegian peasant anti-hero. Suite No. 1 is Greig’s 2nd most popular composition, after his Piano Concerto. Morning Mood is tender and radiant, The Death of Aase mournful, Anitra’s Dance playful and seductive, and In the Hall of the Mountain King mysterious then riotous. Suite No. 2 begins with the mournful Abduction of the Bride, continues with mixed martial and peasant spirit in Arabian Dance, lyric drama in Peer Gynt’s Homecoming and pensive mood mixed with briefly recalled happiness in Solveig’s Song. The Holberg Suite’s 5 mvmts (based on 18th cent. dance forms) commemorate a great Scandinavian literary figure. The Prelude is exhilarating, the Sarabande lyrical, the Gavotte a court ballroom dance, the internal Musette a folk song, the following Air exquisitely beautiful, the Rigaudon a tribute to Norweigian folk violinists. In Sigurd Jorsalfar, Grieg celebrates King Sigurd I of Norway. In the King’s Hall draws on never-published piano music. Borghild’s Dream contrasts a sensitive string melody with an agitated section. Homage March’s martial theme is presented by four cellos.

Track Listing
1.Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46. Morning Mood (4:01) 9.From Holberg?S Time, Op. 40. Preludium. Allegro Vivace (2:55)
2.Aase?S Death (4:46) 10.Sarabande. Andante (4:14)
3.Anitra?S Dance (3:44) 11.Gavotte. Allegretto; Musette. Un Poco Mosso; Gavotte (3:48)
4.In The Hall Of The Mountain King (2:07) 12.Air. Andante Religioso (5:48)
5.Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55. The Abduction Of The Bride (4:52) 13.Rigaudon. Allegro Con Brio (3:54)
6.Arabian Dance (4:38) 14.Sigurd Jorsalfar. Three Pieces For Orchestra, Op. 56. Prelude To Act Ii (In The
7.Peer Gynt?S Homecoming (2:42) 15.Intermezzo (Borghild?S Dream) (3:12)
8.Solveig?S Song (6:15) 16.Homage March (9:41)