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Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Fragment V (1961),
Work Notes
Parafrase over et digt af Rainer Marie Rilke (Liebeslied) for violin og klaver. Fragment V er basis for en version for stemme og violin med titlen "Zwei saiten - eine stimme" (2004)
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Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1961
Duration
5 Minutes
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Programme Note
Per Nørgård Fragment V (1961),
FRAGMENT V – for violin and piano (piano ad lib.)

The piece quotes as a motto from Rilke’s Love Song (Liebeslied), in which the poet praises the wonder of love by comparing the two lovers with two strings on a violin: Together they (may) produce one tone…!
The short piece connects to Rilke’s metaphor by a music where the two performing artists draw on the same line; A singer and a pianist: one melody.
A version for alto and orchestra was made in 1963 (as the last song of “3 Kærlighedssange/ 3 Love Songs”) and a version for voice and violin was made in 2004, with the title “Zwei saiten – eine stimme”.

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