Started by Kullervo, June 15, 2007, 06:43:57 PM
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Quote from: uffeviking on June 16, 2007, 08:17:09 PMThere is only one Canadian member here who is familiar with Nørgârd, evidently he has not read your post yet.
Quote from: edward on June 17, 2007, 05:02:59 AMI'm generally positive about Norgard: love the 3rd and 6th symphonies and Terrains vagues, and like most of the other symphonies and some of the concerti I've heard. The chamber music seems to me to be mostly rather dull--lacking the textural interest of the works for larger ensembles.I've not listened to Gilgamesh in a long while--maybe I should pull it out today.For a newcomer to Norgard's music, this disc appears to me to be a prime recommendation: the Third Symphony is a comparatively accessible work with an almost Scriabinesque over-the-top nature, while the piano concerto is a lot of fun. Good performances, too.
Quote from: Kullervo on June 17, 2007, 05:31:41 AMI second that recommendation.I think the order one should listen to his symphonies should go something like this: 3, 1, 2, 6, 4, 5
Quote from: btpaul674 on June 19, 2007, 11:45:06 AMI did not know Norgard had written a 7th....What is known about it?
Quote from: btpaul674 on June 19, 2007, 11:54:54 AMExcellent.
Quote from: MikkelJS on June 26, 2006, 02:50:29 PMYou will never believe this Greg! I called Per Nørgård today just after dinner... I was together with my friend Daniel, and we decided to call Nørgård to ask if we could possibly get some lessons with him some time. First I told Nørgård, that I heard a lot of his music and loved his ideas and then I introduced my self and my two friends and asked if he would give us a lesson, and he said, that he did not teach anymore, but we could call again in august and then perhabs meet in Copenhagen in his house at the late morning. Then he said, that it was quite funny because this day today was a very special day to him - he has just finished his Symphony nr. 7 here today just before I called him. :angel: (Greg, don´t say this to anyone! It´s a secret! :police:) And then he said: ,,Congratulation! Congratulation! Congratulation to myself! "... And then I also gratulated him. When we had talked for 9 minuttes, he said, that he had to go now, because he should go to dinner, before his wife would get angry at him. It was really cool to hear that mans voice.
QuoteOh, I was wrong! His 7th symphony has not yet been performed, because it´s written for the opening ceremony of the new radio hause in Denmark...I visited Nørgård yesterday with two of my freinds, and we had a really nice conversation for almost 4 hours! The first thing he said to us, when he opened the door, was, that he had prepared some healthy and some sweet - the healthy was carrottes, and the sweet was snittes of Snickers chocolate bars, then he asked if we would like coffee or cranberry juice... He showed us his apartment and at second floor (which was originally the roof room) was hes work place, where we found a Hindsberg piano in the middle with handwritten scores everywhere both on the piano and the table. And next to the piano and table was another room he caaled his score archive. It was filled as a library with only Nørgårds music and he said, he had soon too much music for that room! Then we was sitting and talked about his and our music and Sibelius´s life etc. It was SO exciting, when Nørgård told us the story about, when he discovered the tone of the ocean and how intuitive melodies founded near the ocean was actually later discovered as perfect connecting with his infinity series. He told us stories of when he met Stravinsky and how strange he was as a person - and he showed us letters from Sibelius from when he dedicated works for him! And then he told, that he was only 2 persons from Beethoven: Nørgård had shaked hands with Sibelius, whom shaked hands with a old german violinist, whom knew Beethoven and helped him with the practical work of the 9th symphony! Then Nørgård gave us a cd and we got a pen, the one I got, was the one he had just used when he composed the last days. So I will save it as a souvenir.
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