No matter how often one hears it, who can ever fail to enjoy Morning Mood from Peer Gynt, the incidental music which Grieg wrote for Henrik Ibsens play of the same name. And who can fail to want to accompany the hero on his musical journey through the uncanny world of gnomes and trolls and the seductive exoticism of the Orient, and to return to the stillness of the North after a long sea voyage? And who better to capture the magic of romantic Scandinavian music than Griegs compatriot, the unforgettable Øivin Fjeldstad, under whose baton the London Symphony Orchestra conjures up the highly changeable moods with a rare forceful presence.
The velvet-smooth, highly sonorous strings play with delicately shaded dynamics and impressive spatiality, while the wonderfully gentle winds transport the listener to the atmosphere of the concert hall. Theres no escaping this music; once you have sat down to listen to it, it will hold you enraptured right up to the very last note.
This excellent DECCA recording, now available in a limited edition, will surely be sold out within no time!
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head.
Recording: February 1958 at Kingsway Hall, London by Cyril Windeback / Production: Christopher Raeburn
180 Gram Virgin Vinyl
High Quality Pressing
Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering
1. Prelude, Op. 23, No. 1
2. Morning Mood, op. 23, No. 13
3. The Death of Ase, Op. 23, No. 12
4. Anitra's Dance, Op. 23, No. 16
5. In the Hall of the Mountain King, Op. 23, No. 7
6. Ingrid's Abduction and Lament, Op. 23, No. 4
7. Arab Dance, Op. 23, No. 15
8. Peer Gynt's Home-Coming, Op. 23, No. 19
9. Solvejg's Song, Op. 23, No. 11
10. Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter, Op. 23, No. 8