Grieg - Peer Gynt - Beecham - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on XRCD24
Mastered from the Original Analog EMI Master Tapes!
The Norwegian poet and playwright Henrik Ibsen wrote Peer Gynt in 1867, but it was not until 1876 that an abridged version, with incidental music by Edvard Grieg, was produced at the Christiania Theatre. Peer Gynt, fashioned from Norwegian folkfore, is a Poetic Fantasy based on a character of the same name, who appears in the role of a great hunter, and slayer of Trolls in Absjornsen's "Norwegian Fairy Tales."
Edvard Grieg, intensely nationalistic and saturated with Norwegian folk-music, had already made his mark in the musical world with his Piano Concerto in A minor, and his delightful songs and small scale works, for which he had a particular genius. The two orchestral suites made from the Peer Gynt music soon took their place amongst the most popular in the world.
The first concert music to be heard by Sir Thomas Beecham was that of Edvard Grieg. He became devoted to this composer's music making his recordings unequalled. This 1957 album with the Royal Phlharmonic Orchestra, Beecham Choral Society and Ilse Hollweg contains perhaps the most glorious performances of Peer Gynt music ever recorded!
- Edvard Grieg (composer)
- Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)
- Ilse Hollweg (soprano)
- Beecham Choral Society
- Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
- Mastered from the original analog EMI masters
- Presented on audiophile XRCD24
- Compatible with all CD players
- Hi-Q Records release
Grieg - Peer Gynt - Beecham - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Wedding March
2. Ingrid’s Lament
3. In the Hall of the Mountain King
5. Ase’s Death
6. 1st Arabian Dance
7. Solveig’s Song
8. Anitra’s Dance
9. Return Of Peer Gynt (Storm Scene)