From the YouTube blurb, which offers much important information about this Peer Gynt Suite:
The orchestral and choral music of the Ibsen's five act play ''Peer Gynt''. Composed by Edvard Grieg (op.23). The London Symphony Orchestra and the Olso Philharmonic Chorus conducted by Per Dreier.[about Henrik Ibsen's 1867 play Peer Gynt, for which Grieg composed the above incidental music]
Act I - Prelude: At the wedding garden. Allegro con brio - Poco Andante - Un poco Allegro - Poco andante - Vivace - Poco andante - Allegro con brio: 0:00
II - The Bridal Procession passes. Alla marcia: 5:19
III - Two folk dances. (I) Halling dance. Allegretto: 8:44 (II) Springar dance. Allegro moderato: 10:08
IV - Prelude: The Abduction of the Bride and Ingrid's Lament. Allegro furioso - Andante - Andante doloroso - Allegro furioso - Andante: 12:16
V - Peer Gynt and the Herd-Girls. Allegro marcato - Molto meno allegro - Poco più allegro - A tempo vivo - Tempo I - Quasi presto: 17:03
VI - Peer Gynt and the Woman in Green. Andante: 20:50
VII - Peer Gynt: ''You can tell great men by the style of their mounts!''. Presto: 22:49
VIII - In the Hall of the Mountain King. Alla marcia e molto marcato - Più vivo - Stringendo al fine: 23:15
IX - Three norwegian dances. Allegro marcato (25:44) - Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso (32:35) - Allegro moderato alla marcia (35:02)
X - Dance of the Mountain King's Daughter. Allegretto alla burla - Presto: 38:38
XI - Peer Gynt hunted by the trolls. Presto: 40:35
XII - Peer Gynt and the Bøyg. Andante - Allegro - Stretto sempre - Andante: 42:37
XIII - Prelude: Deep inside the pine forest. Largo: 46:31
XIV - Solveig's song. Andante - Allegretto tranquillamente - Tempo I - Allegretto tranquillamente - Tempo I: 48:37
XV - The death of Åse. Andante doloroso: 53:51
XVI - Prelude: Morning Mood. Allegretto pastorale - Più tranquillo: 58:23
XVII - The Thief and the Receiver. Presto: 1:02:22
XVIII - Arabian Dance. Allegretto vivace: 1:03:51
XIX - Anitra's Dance. Tempo di Mazurka: 1:08:52
XX - Peer Gynt's Serenade. Poco Andante - Allegretto - Allegro - Tempo I - Tranquillo e dolce - Allegro molto: 1:12:31
XXI - Peer Gynt and Anitra. Allegro vivace - Poco meno allegro - Prestissimo - Molto più lento, quasi moderato: 1:15:32
XXII - Solveig's Song. Un poco Andante - Allegretto tranquillamente - Tempo I - Con moto - Allegretto tranquillamente - Tempo I: 1:17:03
XXIII - Peer Gynt at the Statue of Memnon (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi). Largo: 1:22:16
XXIV - Prelude: Peer Gynt's homecoming, stormy evening on the sea. Allegro agitato: 1:24:26
XXV - Shipwreck. Allegro moderato - Allegro marcato e sempre stretto - Presto - Andante: 1:28:11
XXVI - Day scene: 1:29:09
XXVII - Solveig sings in the hut. Andante: 1:30:36
XXVIII - Night scene. Adagio - Un poco Allegro - Andante - Poco più animato - Allegro agitato e stretto - Andante - Adagio - Allegro: 1:31:54
XXIX - Whitsun Hymn: ''Oh Blessed morning''. Langsam: 1:39:08
XXX - Solveig's Cradle Song. Lento - Tranquillo: 1:40:10
When Ibsen asked Grieg to write music for the play in 1874, he enthusiastically agreed. However, it was much more difficult for Grieg than he imagined. "Peer Gynt progresses slowly," he wrote to a friend in August 1874, ''and there is no possibility of having it finished by autumn. It is a terribly unmanageable subject.''
Grieg originally composed 90 minutes of orchestral music for the play, he later extracted certain sections for the two suites, wich are among his most well-known works, however they initially began as incidental compositions.
"The more he saturated his mind with the powerful poem, the more clearly he saw that he was the right man for a work of such witchery and so permeated with the Norwegian spirit," his wife wrote of him and his music. Even though the premiere was a "triumphant success", it prompted Grieg to complain bitterly that the Swedish management of the theater had given him specifications as to the duration of each number and its order: "I was thus compelled to do patchwork ... In no case had I opportunity to write as I wanted ... Hence the brevity of the pieces," he said.
For many years, the suites were the only parts of the music that were available, as the original score was not published until 1908, one year after Grieg's death, by Johan Halvorsen.
The complete score of the incidental music includes several songs and choral pieces. The complete score was believed to be lost until the 1980s and has been performed in its entirety only since then.