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Grieg: Peer Gynt / Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony


Release Date: 12/28/1989 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 425448   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Wendy HoffmanMerilyn VaughnWendy WhiteRichard Haille,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony OrchestraSan Francisco Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The account from Herbert Blomstedt and the San Fransisco Symphony is almost complete; in fact, they borrowed the parts from Gothenburg, where the complete version had just been recorded. But Blomstedt and his forces uncork a realization that is even richer and more dramatic than the Swedish competition. Here is a conductor with a real feel for the music, and in his hands Grieg’s multi-movement score shows its emotional depth. The account is well paced and brilliantly played, and Decca’s crew provides a high-impact recording, very forward and with excellent detail. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. The account from Herbert Blomstedt and the San Fransisco Symphony is almost complete; in fact, they borrowed the parts from Gothenburg, where the complete version had just been recorded. But Blomstedt and his forces uncork a realization that is even richer and more dramatic than the Swedish competition. Here is a conductor with a real feel for the music, and in his hands Grieg’s multi-movement score shows its emotional depth. The account is well paced and brilliantly played, and Decca’s crew provides a high-impact recording, very forward and with excellent detail. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Wendy Hoffman (Mezzo Soprano), Merilyn Vaughn (), Wendy White (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Haille (), Urban Malmberg (Baritone), Mari Anne Häggander (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Date of Recording: 06/1988 
Venue:  Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco 
Length: 73 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Norwegian 

Sound Samples

Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: Act 1 - Prelude
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.4. Ingrid's Lament
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.5. Peer Gynt and the herd girls
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.8. In the hall of the Mountain King
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.9. Dance of the Mountain King's daughter
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.10. Peer Gynt hunted by the Trolls. No.11. The Boyg
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.12. The death of Ase
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.13. Morning mood
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.14. The thief and the receiver
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.15. Arabian dance
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.16. Anitra's dance
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.17. Peer Gynt's serenade
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.19. Solveig's song
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.21.Peer Gynt's homecoming. Stormy evening on the sea
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.22. The Shipwreck
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.23. Solveig sings in the hut
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.24. Night scene
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.25. Whitsun hymn: "O blessed morning"
Peer Gynt, Op.23 - Incidental Music: No.26. Solveig's cradle song

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