Here is “that” tune – Morning Mood – we think of fjords but Grieg was actually trying to depict an Arabian desert scene. Sorry Edvard, it says fjords to me.
All the pieces featured this week have been used by inventive choreographers to create some interesting ballet productions, here is a production of a Peer Gynt ballet that uses Grieg’s music along with contemporary music and a mix of spoken word and dance that gets near to the dreamlike world of Ibsen’s original. The choreographer was Heinz Spoerli and the dancers, with Marijn Rademaker as Peer, are from the Zurich Ballet Theatre. The music here, Aase’s Death, is one of Grieg’s hit tunes – Peer Gynt witness the death of his mother, Aase.