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Per Nørgård


Edith Guillaume, Stig Fogh Andersen, Tina Kiberg, Aage Haugland, Erik Harbo, Kim Janken, Poul Elming, Christian Christiansen, Minna Nyhus, Birgitte Frieboe, Anne Frellesvig, Gert Mortensen, Danish National Concert Choir, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Jan Latham-Koenig

Siddharta is one of the most remarkable works of recent Danish music. It aroused international attention when it was premiered at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in 1983. Next year the opera was staged again, this time with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the English conductor Jan Latham-Koenig, and with a galaxy of Danish star soloists. It is in this version that Siddharta is now being released for the first time on CD. Besides Siddharta the CD set includes the percussion concerto For a Change which is an orchestral version of one of Nørgårds most famous works, I Ching for solo percussion.

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"The recording is perfectly satisfactory and I am happy to recommend this essential acquisition for those interested to explore this improtant composer."
Classical Music on the Web
"Superb performances."
American Record Guide
"Siddharta is indeed a great work of art, and I strongly urge you to hear it for yourself."
Lynn René Bayley, The Art Music Lounge
Total runtime: 
136 min.
Release date: 
January 1995
Cat. No.: 
Jewel Case-Slipcase
Track count: 


Recorded in the Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, August 1984
Recording producer: Hans Henrik Holm
Executive producer: Per Erik Veng
Sound engineer: Lars Christensen

"For a Change"
Recorded in the Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, July, 1984
Recording producer: Hans Henrik Holm
Sound engineer: Knud Drewsen

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen"