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Per Norgard: Songs From Evening Land

Norgard / Gjerris / Miilmann / Schreiber
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Dacapo   Catalog #: 8226060   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Per Norgard
Performer:  Toke MoldrupHelene GjerrisUlla MiilmannJesper Lützhřft,   ... 
Conductor:  Casper Schreiber
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD is a testimony of the extraordinary meeting between a composer and his foremost vocal interpreter today - and between two strong artistic ersonalities. Danish mezzo-soprano Helene Gjerris explores six decades of vocal music by Per Nørgård (b. 1932) in new instrumentations; music which reaches the dark corners of the human mind, loaded with intense poetry by a.o. Allen Ginsberg, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud and Pär Lagerkvist. This CD is a testimony of the extraordinary meeting between a composer and his foremost vocal interpreter today - and between two strong artistic ersonalities. Danish mezzo-soprano Helene Gjerris explores six decades of vocal music by Per Nørgård (b. 1932) in new instrumentations; music which reaches the dark corners of the human mind, loaded with intense poetry by a.o. Allen Ginsberg, Rainer Maria Rilke, Arthur Rimbaud and Pär Lagerkvist. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Recitatives (2), Op. 16 by Per Norgard
Performer:  Toke Moldrup (Cello), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956 
2. Entwicklungen by Per Norgard
Performer:  Ulla Miilmann (Flute), Jesper Lützhřft (Guitar), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano),
Toke Moldrup (Cello), Gert Sorensen (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986 
3. Plutonian Ode by Per Norgard
Performer:  Toke Moldrup (Cello), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980-1984 
4. Chansons (3) de "L'amour la poésie" by Per Norgard
Performer:  Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano), Ulla Miilmann (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
5. Day and Night by Per Norgard
Performer:  Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano), Toke Moldrup (Cello), Anne Marie Fjord Abildskov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982 
6. Solen sĺ jeg by Per Norgard
Performer:  Toke Moldrup (Cello), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano), Ulla Miilmann (Flute),
Johannes Soe Hansen (Violin), Lotte Wallevik (Viola)
Written: 1953/2010 
7. Songs from Evening Land, Op. 17 by Per Norgard
Performer:  Johannes Soe Hansen (Violin), Ulla Miilmann (Flute), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano),
Toke Moldrup (Cello), Lotte Wallevik (Viola), Tine Rehling (Harp)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956 
8. Schlafen gehen, Schmerz und Not by Per Norgard
Performer:  Johannes Soe Hansen (Violin), Ulla Miilmann (Flute), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano),
Toke Moldrup (Cello), Lotte Wallevik (Viola), Tine Rehling (Harp)
Written: 2012 
9. Love Songs (3) by Per Norgard
Performer:  Lotte Wallevik (Viola), Toke Moldrup (Cello), Helene Gjerris (Mezzo Soprano),
Ulla Miilmann (Flute), Johannes Soe Hansen (Violin), Tine Rehling (Harp)
Conductor:  Casper Schreiber
Written: 1963-1965/2010 

Sound Samples

2 Recitatives, Op. 16: No. 1. Jag lyssnar till vinden
2 Recitatives, Op. 16: No. 2. Gammal genius
Entwicklungen: No. 1. Kindheit
Entwicklungen: No. 2. Die Genesende
Plutonian Ode: Introduction: Recitation
Plutonian Ode: I. Recitation
Plutonian Ode: II. Aria
3 Chansons: No. 1. Le sommeil
3 Chansons: No. 2. Les corbeaux
3 Chansons: No. 3. La terre
3 kaerlighedssange (3 Love Songs) (version for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble): No. 1. L'etoile a pleure rose
3 kaerlighedssange (3 Love Songs) (version for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble): No. 2. Wie soll ich meine Seele halten
3 kaerlighedssange (3 Love Songs) (version for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble): No. 3. Opfer (fragment)
Day and Night: No. 1. A Kill
Day and Night: No. 2. Silversweet Sound
Solen sa jeg (I saw the Sun) (version for mezzo-soprano, flute, violin, viola and cello)
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part I: No. 1: Allt ar sa underligt fjarran i dag
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part I: No. 2: Du manniska som star vid stranden av mig
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part I: No. 3: Det ar om aftonen man bryter upp
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part II: No. 1: Preludio
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part II: No. 2: Nu ar det sommermorgon
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part II: No. 3: Tacka vill jag
Sanger fran Aftonland (Songs from Evening Land), Op. 17: Part III: Det ar om aftonen man bryter upp
Abendlied (arr. for vocals and gamelan as Schlafen gehen, Schmerz und Not)

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