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Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op.55 - 'Solveig's Song'
by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
"Peer Gynt, Op.23" was incidental music written by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in 1875 to accompany Henrik Ibsen's 1867 play of the same name. It premiered (along with the play) on February 24th 1876 in Christiania (now Oslo, Norway). Over a decade after composing that "Peer Gynt" incidental music, he extracted eight movements from it to make two four-movement suites - this is the fourth movement from the second suite.

The complete score was believed to have been lost until the 1980s, and has been performed in its entirety only since then. It was originally orchestrated for one piccolo, two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets (in A), two bassoons, four horns (in E), two trumpets (in E), three trombones, a tuba, timpani, cymbals, bass drum, triangle, harp and strings.
Conductor: Libor Pesek.
Posted: 20th January 2020
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