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Per Nørgård: Symphony No.8: Orchestra

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COMPOSER: Per Nørgård
PUBLISHER: Edition Wilhelm Hansen
PRODUCT FORMAT: Score
Symphony No. 8 for Orchestra (2011) by Per Nørgård. Premiered on September 19, 2013 by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds. Programme note:  The first movement opens with sculptural rising and falling scales. Visually the sound may call to mind, say, spirals or
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Composer Per Nørgård
Publisher Edition Wilhelm Hansen
Instrumentation Orchestra
Product Format Score
Description Product Type Score
Genre Classical
Year of Publication 2012
Style Period Post 1901
ISBN 9788759823859
No. WH31431
Number of pages 176
Text language International
Description

Symphony No. 8 for Orchestra (2011) by Per Nørgård.

Premiered on September 19, 2013 by the
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and John Storgårds.


Programme note: 

The first movement opens with sculptural rising and falling scales. Visually the sound may call to mind, say, spirals or ziggurats (temple towers). Brisk music leads to the climax of the movement. 
The second movement is slow and sensually melodious and has three interludes of greater timbral melodic action. 
The third movement begins very restlessly but towards the climax thetempo gradually begins to accelerate. An oscillating pianissimo murmur ends the movement – and the symphony. 

Symphony no. 8 is commissioned by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and is besides the Orchestra dedicated to the conductor John Storgårds. 

Per Nørgård (2012) 

 

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