Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites

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 our 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.

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