Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser (conductor)
The Places - The legendary Norwegian figure Peer Gynt is widely known through Henrik Ibsen's play, which follows Peer's unscrupulous adventures, a work that enjoys still further fame through the incidental music written for it by Edvard Grieg. Parts of the Norwegian countryside are identified with some of Peer Gynt's adventures.
The Music - Grieg collaborated with the greatest of Norwegian dramatists, Henrik Ibsen, in his music for the play Peer Gynt, from which he drew two orchestral suites. Grieg also worked with Bjornstjerne Bjornson, providing incidental music for the historical play Sigurd Jorsalfar.
Grieg Peer Gynt Suites, Sigurd Jorsalfar
Running Time: 54 min