Per Nørgård: Hedda Gabler (Score)

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Composer: Per Norgard
Format: Sheet Music | Score

Per Nørgård's Hedda Gabler - Incidental Music and Suite (1993)  for Viola, Harp and Piano.

Programme note

The music was composed for the BBC production of Henrik Ibsens´s famous play “Hedda Gabler”. For the production the director Deborah Warner changed the location from Bergen, Norway to Dublin – two cities with many things in common, both in size and atmosphere. 

All the movements are played attacca, as one movement, and the reason that I accepted this incidental music to be performed as a concert piece is that it has a unity – decided by Deborah Warner and me – always following the character of Hedda. In Fiona Shaw´s´ interpretation Hedda Gabler is just as ruthless as Ibsen created her – but also deeply felt, understood and shown as a victim of the suppressed role of women in the Victorian age. 

Therefore the associations to the salon music of the era are coloured with a strong expressionistic expression – the music being entirely created from the inner universe of the main character Hedda. 

Per Nørgård (1993) 


ISBN: 9788759859650
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 46
Length: 17
Language: Danish
Catalogue No: KP00325

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