Grieg#s incidental music for Henrik Ibsen#s drama #Peer Gynt# contains some of his best-known compositions, such as #Morning Mood# and #In the hall of the Mountain King#. Grieg later extracted the most beautiful pieces to form two Orchestral suites and arranged himself these versions for Piano solo and Piano four-hands.
There was a surprise in store for Henle when they were preparing this Urtext edition. In the autograph and the first print run, the second suite contained another movement, the #Dance of the Mountain King#s Daughter#, which Grieg deleted shortly afterwards. This charming dance appears in the appendix to this edition # printed again for the first time in 120 years! The Norwegian pianist and Grieg expert Einar Steen-Nokleberg was co-editor for this edition and also provided the new fingerings.