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Arne Nordheim

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Spur (1975)
Wilhelm Hansen
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
25 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)

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Arne Nordheim Spur (1975)
Spur (1975) is a large-scale concerto for accordion and orchestra which was commisioned by the Südwestfunk Orchestra in Baden-Baden. As already indicated above, through his relationship to traditional historical forms, Nordheim seeks to recapture the correspondence of these forms with the social dynamic which gave birth to them. The history of the concerto as a medium of communication is without any doubt closely interlinked with its role as intermediary between social convention and individual freedom and the process through which individual creativity is absorbed to become common property, leaving behind footprints and signposts in culture. The title can also be likened to the footprints left behind by the solo instrument as it expores the open orchestral landscape created by the stereophonic arrangement of the instruments, as well as to the footprints left by the surroundings themselves on the solo instrument's own patterns of reaction.

  • Ensemble
    Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Terje Tønnesen
    Erik Niord Larsen (oboe), Mogens Ellegaard (accordion)
  • Ensemble
    Oslo Philharmonic Orhestra and others
    Truls Mørk and others
  • 24 NOV 2012
    Huddersfield Festival
    Huddersfield, UK
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Frode Haltli; Matthias Pintscher, conductor
  • 10 NOV 2012
    Oslo, Norway
    Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra
    Frode Haltli
  • 02 JUL 2011
    Porvoo, Finland
    Avanti Chamber Orchestra
    Frode Haltli; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
  • 29 JAN 2008
    Paris, France
    CNSM de Paris
  • 10 OCT 2001
    Festival Octobre en Normandie
    Le Havre, France

    Other Dates:
    14 October - Rouen, France

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