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Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Remembering Child - Bratschkoncert nr. 1 (1986)
Work Notes
2 satster for bratsch og kammerorkester
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1986
Duration
23 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Viola


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Per Nørgård Remembering Child - Bratschkoncert nr. 1 (1986)
Per Nørgård: REMBERING CHILD ( Viola concerto no. 1) - (1986)

The title refers to the original meaning of the word "remembering": Making whole. The work should not be considered as a sort of requiem for Samantha Smith - the late 13 years old fighter for nuclear disarmament - but as an evocation of the childish, creative forces in all people, young and old. Therefore the work applies thematic material of a certain "dawning" quality, including two Gregorian chants, appearing intertwined in the beginning of the 2. movement.
And therefore the work also may be considered as a tribute to the still living child-heretics, fighting against the global lunacy of grown-up, such as Eamon Burke, the Australian boy, continuing, independently, the work of Samantha.
REMBERING CHILD was commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Ochestra and dedicated to Pincas Zuckerman, soloist at the premiere performance ( September, 12. 1986).

Per Nørgård


  • Ensemble
    Danish Radio SO, Jorma Panula
    Soloist(s)
    Pinchas Zukerman, Morten Zeuthen
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