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Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Tre Magdalene sange (1992)
Work Notes
En version for Basbaryton og accordeon (oprindelig til Aage Haugland) er også tilgængelig. TRE MAGDALENE SANGE blev udgangspunkt for MAGDALENE-STROFER for klaver solo.
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Year Composed
1992
Duration
10 Minutes
Soloist
Alto
Orchestration
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Programme Note
Per Nørgård Tre Magdalene sange (1992)
TRE MAGDALENE SANGE (3 Magdalena Songs) for alto and piano (1991).
1. Kaldedrømme (´Calling Dreams´)
2. Drømmestemmer (Dream Voices)
3. Sent møde (Late Meeting)
Dreams have many forms, for instance night dreams (not controllable) day dreams (often combinations of spontaneous images, hope, escape...) and ´dreams of...´ (pure longings). In the two poems of Hanne Groes behind the three songs about a longing for love (“Kaldedrømme” (´Calling dreams´) and “Sent Møde” (Late Meeting)) there is a religious intensity and atmosphere related to the genre of the Song of Songs.
The first and last songs are contrasting, the first being rather ´dark´, the last being ´bright´. For the second song, “Drømmestemmer” (Dream Voices) I have used fragments of both poems, creating a bridge between the two, preparing the fulfillment and meeting of the last song.
Some would say the dreams are escapist and unrealistic... But dreams also function as visions, visions that we realize.
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  • Soloist(s)
    Lars Thodberg Bertelsen (baritone), Per Nørgård (piano)
    Dacapo:
  • Soloist(s)
    Hanne Stavad (contralto), Rosalind Bevan (piano), Morten Zeuthen (cello), Toke Lund Christensen (fl)
    Danacord:
  • Soloist(s)
    Hanne Stavad, Tove Lønskov, Jens E. Christensen
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