Edvard Grieg was the voice of Norway in the nineteenth century, ringing out across the whole of Europe. His Symphonic Dances Op. 64 use authentic melodies and rhythms from the Norwegian mountains, whilst Grieg’s incidental music for Henrik Ibsen’s drama Peer Gynt is characterised by more diverse writing. From the world-famous string line in Morning Mood to the wild chase in the Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg demonstrates every facet of his orchestral skills.
This complete recording by audite includes Grieg’s symphonic works as well as orchestral works from his incidental music, compiled by the composer himself. The second volume of the complete edition is scheduled for release in August 2011.
For this special release we have published additional material which is also available for download.