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Per Nørgård

A Drummer's Tale, episode one

Gert Sørensen, percussion

Per Nørgård, composer


One of the key Scandinavian composers of the 20th century, Per Nørgård has so far created more than 300 works, symphonies, operas, concertos, chamber and vocal music, electronic music, ballet, and film scores. As a child Nørgård made hundreds of comic strips, which he projected as, slides accompanied by his own and his brother's dialogues, songs, and piano pieces, and ultimately that became the obsession of his life. "A music that arose out of a single melody that rushed around through all instruments of the orchestra." Certain of those instruments, such as cello, piano, guitar, choir and percussion in particular has had an important role as a kind of Nørgårdian growth indicator. Today Nørgård's works for percussion belong to the international repertoire and have placed him in the company of percussion composers like Cage, Reich, and Xenakis.

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[CD 1]

Waves (1969)

21:48 Play $4.90

Isternia (1979)

9:14 Play $2.10
I Ching (1982)

Thunder Repeated: The Image of Shock

7:25 Play $2.10

The Taming Power of the Small - 9 Sounds

1:13 Play $1.40

The Gentle, the Penetrating

8:00 Play $2.10

Towards Completion: Fire Over Water

12:10 Play $2.80
[CD 2]

Energy Fields Forever (1985)

18:44 Play $3.50

Nemo Dynamo (1989)

11:35 Play $2.80

Bulan * (1990)

5:49 Play $2.10

Circus City ** (1995)

33:30 Play $5.60
Gert Sørensen: Percussion, Keyboards, Computer Programming, Sound Design
Palle Mikkelborg: Extra Percussion*
Per Nørgård: Keyboards, Vocal**
Total playing time  129 minutes

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Recorded at Energy Fields Studio, Copenhagen, December 1994 to June 1995

Recording producer, sound engineer, editor, mix: Gert Sørensen
Recording producer: Palle Mikkelborg
Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen AS, member of KODA

This recording has been supported by Danish Composers' Society/KODA's Funds for Social and Cultural Purposes, The Danish Music Council and Danish Musicians' Union

Label: Dacapo

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: 8.224024-25

Barcode: 0730099972420

Release month: April 1995

Period: Late 20th Century


"Mit dem innovativen Percussionisten und Produzenten Gert Sørensen hat Nørgård den idealen Partner gefunden" (Percussion Newsletter)

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