MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - NORWAY: The Peer Gynt Road / Lake Mjosa / Oslo


 

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The Places

The legendary Norwegian figure Peer Gynt is widely known through Henrik Ibsen's play that follows Peer's unscrupulous adventures, a work that enjoys still further fame through the incidental music written for it by Edvard Grieg. Parts of the Norwegian countryside are identified with some of Peer Gynt's adventures.

The Music

Grieg collaborated with the greatest of Norwegian dramatists, Henrik Ibsen, in his music for the play Peer Gynt, from which he drew two orchestral suites. Grieg also worked with Bjornstjerne Bjornson, providing incidental music for the historical play Sigurd Jorsalfar.

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