Grieg: Piano Concerto & Peer Gynt

Here are the most famous works by Grieg, played by the composer's own orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic and Choirs, and its Chief Conductor, Edward Gardner. The drama and passion of such favorite pieces as the incidental music to Peer Gynt and the Piano Concerto are superbly captured in surround-sound. This disc presents numerous extra excerpts from Peer Gynt, which follow the sequence of Henrik Ibsen's dramatic poem, including sections for the unique Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle. Having collaborated with the orchestra on several occasions, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet is the soloist in the Piano Concerto. Booklet included with extensive notes.

1. I Bryllupsgården (At the Wedding)
2. Halling
3. Springar: Bryllupet på Hegstad (Springar:
     The Wedding at Hegstad)
4. Bruderovet (The Abduction of the Bride)
5. Peer Gynt og Saeterjentene (Peer Gynt and the
6. I Dovregubbens hall (In the Hall of the Mountain
     King's Daughter)
7. Dans av Dovregubbens datter (Dance of the
     Mountain King's Daughter)
8. Forspill til Åses død (Prelude to the Death of Åse)
9. Morgenstemning (Morning Mood)
10.Arabisk dans (Arabian Dance)
11.Anitras dans (Anitra's Dance)
12.Peer Gynts Serenade 
13.Solveig's sang (Solveig's Song)
14.Peer Gynt's hjemfart (Peer Gynt's Homecoming)
15.Pinsesalme: Velsignede morgen (Whitsun Hymn:
     Oh Blessed morning)
16.Solveig's vuggevise (Solveig's Cradle Song)
Piano Concerto in A Minor:
17. I. Allegro molto moderato
18. II. Adagio
19. III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
20.Folkelivvsbilleder, op. 19, No. 2 Brudefølget drager
(Bridal Procession) (arr, J. Halvorsen)