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Per Nørgård - Orchestral Works

Composer Per Nörgård (Nørgård)
Performer Peter Herresthal
Jakob Kullberg
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2502 SACD
EAN 7318599925028
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Sep 2023
Total time 54'20

Orchestral works by famed Danish composer Per Nørgård
Celebrating his 90th birthday in 2022, Per Nørgård is undoubtedly one of the most important Danish composers since Nielsen. His important production that covers all genres is a highly personal travel document based on his endless incursions through the sonic labyrinths of this world. &&&

Based on material from Nørgård’s viola concerto from 1986, Three Nocturnal Movements for violin, cello and orchestra came about on the initiative of the violinist Peter Herresthal and the cellist Jakob Kullberg, two of his long-term collaborators. The work was creatively developed for two soloists by Kullberg, who decided on the form of the movement after making a selection of musical fragments described as ‘nocturnal’.

Dedicated to the conductor John Storgårds, Symphony No. 8 appears bright, transparent while its atmosphere is somewhat mysterious and filled with tension. This symphony, his most recent work in this genre, can be compared to latter works from other Nordic composers like Sibelius and Nielsen. Finally, Lysning, a short piece for string orchestra, has been described by Nørgård as a ‘glade’ and is made of an alternance of darker and brighter variations of the same musical ideas heard in different instrumental colourings and nuances.
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  Per Norgard (Nørgård)
  Three Nocturnal Movements 23'43
01 I. Allegro 7'18
02 II. Andante 6'46
03 III. 9'39
  Symphony No. 8 25'22
04 I. Tempo giusto 11'32
05 II. Adagio molto 6'52
06 III. ♩ = 90 6'58
07 Lysning 5'12
  Album total 54'20
ComposerNorgard (Nørgård), Per
ViolinHerresthal, Peter
CelloKullberg, Jakob
OrchestraBergen Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorStorgards (Storgårds), John is a completely virtual record label and a secure online store open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality FLAC or MP3 and find out more about classical music. Terms and Conditions