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Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

Hedda Gabler (1993),
Work Notes
a) Composed for the BBC TV-production of Hedda Gabler. b) suite of the music - same orchestration. Duration 15 minutes
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1993
Duration
19 Minutes
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Programme Note
Per Nørgård Hedda Gabler (1993),
HEDDA GABLER (1993). Soundtrack for TV produktion, BBC). For viola, harp and piano.
The music was composed for the BBC production of Henrik Ibsens´s famous play “Hedda Gabler”. For the production the director Deborah Warner changed the location from Bergen, Norway to Dublin – two cities with many things in common, both in size and atmosphere.
All the movements are played attacca, as one movement, and the reason that I accepted this incidental music to be performed as a concert piece is that it has a unity – decided by Deborah Warner and me – always following the character of Hedda. In Fiona Shaw´s´ interpretation Hedda Gabler is just as ruthless as Ibsen created her – but also deeply felt, understood and shown as a victim of the suppressed role of women in the Victorian age.
Therefore the associations to the salon music of the era are coloured with a strong expressionistic expression – the music being entirely created from the inner universe of the main character Hedda.
Per Nørgård (1993)


  • Ensemble
    Esbjerg Ensemble
    Soloist(s)
    Tine Rehling (harp)
    Conductor
    Kaisa Roose
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