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Grieg's incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt' is greatly loved by many and is generally considered to be one of the foremost expressions of 'Norwegian national identity'. Comprising the 'best' and most popular numbers, 'Suite No. 1' was an immediate success. Of Grieg's 180 or so songs, many of which owe their inspiration to the composer's wife, Nina, the yearning 'Solveig's Song' (track 11) is the most often performed. With 'Den Bergtekne' (The Mountain Thrall), the longest of Grieg's orchestral songs, we enter the realm of the troll-forests, ruled by deadly dangerous supernatural powers.
Facts
Item number 8570236
Barcode 747313023677
Release date 09/01/2007
Category Romantic
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Dam-Jensen, Inger
Knudsen, Palle
Dam-Jensen, Inger
Knudsen, Palle
Composers Grieg, Edvard
Grieg, Edvard
Conductors Engeset, Bjarte
Engeset, Bjarte
Orchestras Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Malmo Symphony Orchestra
Producers Morgensen, Morten
Morgensen, Morten
Disc: 1
6 Orchestral Songs, EG 177
1 I. Morgenstemning (Morning Mood)
2 II. Ases dod (The Death of Ase)
3 III. Anitras dans (Anitra's Dance)
4 IV. I Dovregubbens hall (In the Hall of the Mounta
5 I. Bruderovet - Ingrids klage (The Abduction of th
6 II. Arabisk dans (Arabian Dance)
7 III. Peer Gynts hjemfart (Peer Gynt's Homecoming)
8 IV. Solveigs sang (Solveig's Song)
9 4 Songs from The Fisher Maiden, Op. 21: No. 1. Det
10 Den bergtekne (The Mountain Thrall), Op. 32
11 No. 1. Peer Gynt, Op. 23, Act IV: Solveigs sang (S
12 No. 2. Peer Gynt, Op. 23, Act V: Solveigs vuggevis
13 No. 3. Romances, Op. 39: No. 1. Fra Monte Pincio (
14 No. 4. 6 Dirges, Op. 25: No. 2. En svane (A Swan)
15 No. 5. 12 Melodies, Op. 33: No. 2. Varen (Last Spr
16 No. 6. Norge, Op. 58: No. 3. Henrik Wergeland
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