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Peer Gynt Suite (adapt Sousa)

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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg (adapt. John Philip Sousa)


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General Info

Year: 1875 / 1888 / 1892
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript

Movements

1. Le Matin
2. Le Morte d'Ase
3. La Danse d'Anita [sic]
4. Dans la Halle du Roi de Montagne


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Peer Gynt, Op. 23, is the incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's 1867 play of the same name, written by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in 1875. It premiered along with the play on 24 February 1876 in Christiania (now Oslo).

Later, in 1888 and 1891, Grieg extracted eight movements to make two four-movement suites: Suite No. 1, Op. 46, and Suite No. 2, Op. 55.

Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Written in the Bokmål form of Norwegian, it is one of the most widely performed Norwegian plays. Ibsen believed Per Gynt, the Norwegian fairy tale on which the play is loosely based, to be rooted in fact, and several of the characters are modelled after Ibsen's own family. He was also generally inspired by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen's collection of Norwegian fairy tales, published in 1845 (Huldre-Eventyr og Folkesagn). According to Klaus Van Den Berg, the "cinematic script blends poetry with social satire and realistic scenes with surreal ones". Peer Gynt has also been described as the story of a life based on procrastination and avoidance.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Sources vary on the date of Sousa's adaptation, 1892 or 1904.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria, Va.) (Loras John Schissel, conductor) – 31 October 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer

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References