A commission from Henrik Ibsen
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Grieg: 15 facts about the great composer
11. A commission from Henrik Ibsen
In 1874–76, Grieg composed incidental music for the premiere of Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt, at the request of the author - pictured. The opening movement, Morning, and In the Hall of the Mountain King have become staples of the concert repertoire and have featured in many TV advertisements.