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Per Nørgård

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Drømmespil (1975),
Work Notes
Oprindelig version med titlen Turnering. rev. 1980 med titlen Drømmespil
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Chamber Orchestra
Year Composed
1975
Duration
10 Minutes
Programme Note
Per Nørgård Drømmespil (1975),
DREAM PLAY(1975/rev. 1980) for chamber orchestra

Dream Play was composed in the wake of “Symphony No 3” for choir and orchestra (1972-75), and is related to orchestral works like “Twilight” (1977) and my opera “Siddharta” (1975-79).
The piece could seen as a tournament of a dream where the participants may stand up to one another, but do so in order to take pleasure in their differences – not to crush one another. Here for example a David and a Goliath can meet to the great pleasure of both parties. And now and then the participants stop showing off to one another – and instead abandon themselves to the fondest embraces.
At the formal level the succeeding passages can be regarded as a series of variations.
Per Nørgård (1980)


  • Ensemble
    Cph Philharmonic, Bellincampi
    Soloist(s)
    Rebecca Hirsch (violin)
    Dacapo:
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