Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King
Katie Derham features Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No 1 for the BBC's Ten Pieces project. Plus Rossini: Overture (La scala di seta). Bax: 4 Orchestral Sketches. Walton: Violin Concerto.
With Katie Derham
With "Ten Pieces", the BBC is aiming to inspire a generation of children in primary schools to get creative with Classical Music, and every weekday this week and next, Afternoon on 3 offers a chance to hear the whole works at the beginning of each programme at 2pm.
Today, the first suite that Grieg made from incidental music he had written for Ibsen's drama Peer Gynt. In a fantastical Norway, young Peer Gynt seduces a troll maiden and is brought before the Troll King in the Hall of the Mountain King.
For more about Ten Pieces visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w
The rest of the programme features the BBC Philharmonic in Walton's Violin Concerto, with soloist Midori, and Bax's 4 Orchestral Sketches.
Peer Gynt Suite No.1
Rumon Gamba (conductor)
La Scala di Seta Overture
Juanjo Mena (conductor)
4 Orchestral Sketches
Andrew Davis (conductor)
Violin Concerto in B minor
Juanjo Mena (conductor).