Norgard - 8 Symphonies | Dacapo 8204002

Norgard - 8 Symphonies

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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 8204002

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 22nd July 2022

Contents

Artists

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Vienna Philharmonic
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Thomas Dausgaard
Sakari Oramo
John Storgards

Works

Norgard, Per

Symphony no.1 'Sinfonia austera'
Symphony no.2
Symphony no.3 'Twilight'
Symphony no.4
Symphony no.5
Symphony no.6 'At the End of the Day'
Symphony no.7
Symphony no.8

Artists

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Vienna Philharmonic
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Thomas Dausgaard
Sakari Oramo
John Storgards

About

'I feel each of my symphonies is a whole continent in itself,' one of the greatest symphonists of our time, the Danish composer Per Nørgård (b. 1932) has said. His music stems from an insatiable urge to explore the phenomena of the world and the possibilities of music, and his eight symphonies stand as milestones over the course of six decades. This 4-CD box set of the symphonies contains spellbinding performances that harvested a bumper crop of critical superlatives on their initial release, providing a fascinating insight into the symphonic thinking of the 90-year-old Nørgård, the composer of the famous ‘infinity principle’.

Per Nørgård is one of the greatest Nordic composers of all times. He has always sought out new paths and his music originates in a desire to explore the marvels of the world and the powers of music.

In the 1960s he found his own serial technique, called the Infinity Series, an endless serial tone row combining the rule-bound with the natural.

Throughout a long life, Per Nørgård has produced some of the most visionary music in the Nordic region, including eight symphonies written between 1953 and 2011.

The symphonies are now for the first time collected in a box set; from the sombre, Nordic Symphony no.1, to the almost psychedelically Second Symphony, the intense and chaotic Symphony no.4 and the ethereally beautiful and bright Symphony no.8.

The box set collects 4 previously released CDs, recorded by world class orchestras. The Symphonies 1 & 8, recorded by the Vienna Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo, received a Gramophone Award for Best Contemporary Recording.

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