These are good, solid, typical recordings by Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic. Although not necessarily fascinating performances, Karajan handles these lighter pieces well. The Berlin Philharmonic is, as always, in top form and provides a solid base for Karajan to work from, if it does exhibit the typical viscous string sound that typifies nearly all of their recordings with this conductor. Still, morning mood is lovely, the Hall of the Mountain King features some really exciting brass playing, and Aase’s death is touchingly played. Edvard Grieg’s music for Peer Gynt was written for a stage presentation of Ibsen’s verse-drama in 1876. He later organized the 23 various musical numbers into the two familiar suites.….
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 1.9 GB
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