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It was originally part of Opus 23 but was later extracted as the final piece of Peer GyntSuite No. Its easily recognizable theme has helped it attain iconic status in popular culture, where it has been arranged by many In The Hall Of The Mountain King (from Peer Gynt) - Various - Dreams See Grieg's music in popular culture. The English translation of the name is not literal.
Dovre is a mountainous region in Norway, and "gubbe" translates into old man or husband. In the play, Dovregubben is a troll king that Peer Gynt invents in a fantasy. The piece is played as the title character Peer Gynt, in a dream-like fantasy, enters "Dovregubbens the troll Mountain King's hall". The scene's introduction continues: "There is a great crowd of troll courtiers, gnomes and goblins. Dovregubben sits on his throne, with crown and sceptre, surrounded by his children and relatives.
Peer Gynt stands before him. There is a tremendous uproar in the hall. Grieg himself wrote "For the Hall of the Mountain King I have written something that so reeks of cowpatsultra-Norwegianismand 'to-thyself-be-enough-ness' that I can't bear to hear it, though I hope that the irony will make itself felt.
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The simple theme begins slowly and quietly in the lowest registers of the orchestra, played first by the cellosdouble bassesand bassoons. After being stated, the main theme is then very In The Hall Of The Mountain King (from Peer Gynt) - Various - Dreams modified with a few different ascending notes, but transposed up a perfect fifth to the key of F-sharp majorthe dominant key, but with flattened sixth and played on different instruments. The two groups of instruments then move in and out of different octaves until they eventually "collide" with each other at the A Little Lesson - The Marked Men - Fix My Brain pitch.
The tempo gradually speeds up to a prestissimo finale, and the music itself becomes increasingly loud and frenetic. The troll-courtiers : Slagt ham! Slagt ham! Slay him! The Christian man's son has seduced the fairest maid of the Mountain King! May I hack him on the fingers? May I tug him by the hair?
Hu, hey, let me bite him in the haunches! Shall he be boiled into broth and bree to me Shall he roast on a spit or be browned in a stewpan? Ice to your blood, friends! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Classical music portal. Peer Gynt. Peter Watts trans. Stella Books: Featured Books. Edvard Grieg. Piano Concerto. Harald Grieg Nina Grieg.
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