In 1874, Ibsen asked Grieg to write incidental music for his soon-to-be-premièred drama, even identifying for him the exact scenes where he imagined the music would go and the kind of effect he wished to achieve with it. The composer dove into the work with great enthusiasm, keeping all of Ibsen's requests in mind. Unconvinced that the music would be successful abroad, Grieg wrote two suites from eight of the passages, which remain his best-known and most popular works today. The drama has not really been performed together with the incidental music over the past century, and the full score was only published in the 1980s. In 2001, the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra presented a "concert-friendly” version that used 21 of Grieg's 26 movements, while leaving the narration of the drama's plot to a narrator. This performance at Müpa Budapest offers something similar, with the story-telling provided by Péter Huszti, who is responsible for one of the most memorable portrayals of Peer Gynt in Hungarian theatrical history, while the members of the Coincidence dance ensemble act out the story.
Presented by: Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok, Müpa Budapest
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