Peer Gynt - incidental music, Op. 23

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Peer Gynt - incidental music, Op. 23
San Francisco Symphony / Herbert Blomstedt

[ Decca Australian Eloquence / CD ]

Release Date: Thursday 10 February 2011

"the best single-disc version of Peer Gynt to be had … Blomstedt conducts with a great deal of dash and flair … excellent engineering"

Grieg's mighty score for the incidental music to Ibsen's dramatic literary work here receives a thrilling performance under Herbert Blomstedt with an orchestra from the very city Peer Gynt himself was reputed to have visited on his travels. The 73 minutes of incidental music take in all the movements traditionally included in the two suites but go beyond, to give a glimpse of extraordinary tracts of score not otherwise well known.

Recording producer: Andrew Cornall

Recording engineers: John Pellowe, James Lock, Michael Mailes

Recording location: Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, USA, June 1988