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Grieg, Edvard - Peer Gynt op. 46 and 55



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Peer Gynt op. 46 and 55 - Suite No. 1 Op. 46 and No. 2 Op. 55 op. 46 and 55


In 1888 Grieg arranged four pieces from his incidental music for Ibsen’s verse drama Peer Gynt to form an orchestral suite (Op. 46). This was followed in 1891 by a second orchestral suite (Op. 55) again comprising 4 pieces. Both suites quickly became established in the concert repertoire and contributed significantly to Grieg’s international fame. He made piano arrangements of both suites and published them simultaneously with the orchestral suites in 1888 and 1893. Grieg subsequently made further
adjustments in the piano pieces: shortening some, for example ‘Morning’, and expanding others like ‘The Death of Åse’. Overall, Grieg reduces the dramatic orchestral conception in favour of a more intimate expression and more restrained effects.

Series: Schott Piano Classics
Instrumentation: Piano
Arranger: Becker-Vinçon, Friederike
Editor: Grieg, Edvard
Binding: Saddle stitching
Publisher: Schott Music
ISMN: M-001-12991-6
ISBN: 979-0-001-12991-6


  • Suite 1: Morning-mood
  • The death of Ase
  • Anitras dance
  • In the hall of the mountain king
  • Suite 2: Ingrids lament
  • Arabian dance
  • Peer Gynts return home
  • Solvejgs song

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