In 1874 Henrik Ibsen invited Edvard Grieg to compose incidental music for a staged version of his Norwegian verse drama Peer Gynt. The result of this collaboration between Norway's greatest dramatist and its greatest composer was a set of pieces that have become among the best known and most loved of the late nineteenth century.
Grieg's complete incidental score to Peer Gynt comprises 22 pieces: it is the two orchestral suites arranged from eight of these pieces that have become staples of the repertoire, with innumerable performances and dozens of recordings. This inexpensive, authoritative edition contains both suites complete, including such concert-hall favorites as "Morning Mood," "Anitra's Dance," and "In the Hall of the Mountain King."
Musicians and music lovers will appreciate having these favorite scores in one handy volume, and students and scholars will want to have them on hand for the study of Grieg's melodic and harmonic style and orchestration, as well as for their influence on a wide range of composers, from Debussy to Sibelius.
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