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Prinsessen, EG133
Not including the three separate songs in the complete incidental music for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, almost thirty songs by Grieg were published between the Op 5 set and the Sex digte af Henrik Ibsen Op 25, published eleven years later in 1876. Among them was Grieg’s solitary song-setting from 1871, Prinsessen, which tells of a lone Princess who hears the sound of a horn-call from outside the castle. She is puzzled by the strange reaction the sounds rouse in her. Perhaps naturally, Grieg’s setting utilizes an original but folk-like theme, subtly varied as the uncertainties of her dream-like reactions unfold.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67670 track 25
Recording date
12 December 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Grieg: Songs (CDA67670)
    Disc 1 Track 25
    Release date: July 2008
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