Per Nørgård: Three Magdalena Stanzas For Piano

Books | Piano

Artist: Per Norgard
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Programme note

Tre Magdalene strofer / Three Magdalena Stanzas  (1991/1994) for piano solo.
Paraphrase over '3 Magdalena Songs' to texts (in Danish) by Hanne Groes: 


Rosalind Bevan was really the originator of this piece since she urged me to write a piano version of my “Magdalena Songs” (to Hanne Groes texts, in Danish) which she so often had accompanied. 

Moved by Rosalind's interest in the two contrasting songs (Kaldedrømme (´Calling Dreams), “Sent Møde (´Late Meeting) I wrote this little suite of Magdalena Stanzas for the piano. As the titles suggest the arche-typical 'longing for fulfilment'-motive (or ´longing´ and ´fullfilment´) is in focus. 
Less obvious is it that the two tunes supplement each other (as the famous 'Rubin vase-and-profiles'-complementarity manifest visually). But they do! 

Per Nørgård 



Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 20 June 2002
No of pages: 12
Length: 7
Language: English
Catalogue No: WH30477

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