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Peer Gynt Op 46 No.4 - In the Hall of the Mountian King Grieg Help Opus Details
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Grieg's 2 "Peer Gynt" suites are taken from his incidental music to a play (or rather a "dramatic poem") by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. This poem is fiercely romantic, typical of the 19th century literature of the time, and also strongly nationalistic, built around Norwegian folklore. Grieg wrote the music between 1874 and 1876.
The story's hero (or villain, depending on your point of view), Peer Gynt was born to a fanatic, infirm mother and a drunkard spendthrift father. He is driven out into the wide world where he leads a wayward life, drinking, deceiving and even raping his betrothed.
Peer experiences a dream in which he is persued by three love-sick dairy maids, into the hall of the mountain king, who is surrounded by demons and ghostly phantoms. There is also a troll princess here, whom he is set to marry, but as this would cause Peer himself to change into a troll, he decides to escape. Grieg's music depicts this scene in Ibsen's story.
Category: Suite Orchestra Romantic Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   B Minor Play MP3 using player below.

1    Peer Gynt Op 46 No 4 - 'In the Hall of the Mountian King'
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