Who Is Per Norgard?
This episode originally played January 7, 2015
Thursday, June 09, 2016
June 11, Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic give the US Premiere of Per Nørgård's Eighth Symphony as part of the grand finale for the NY Phil Biennial. Next week, the Lost Dog New Music Ensemble presents Nørgård in New York, a three-day festival of the composer's music. Join us today at 3 pm for a listen to this Brothers Balliett episode dedicated to Per Nørgård.
Today we will introduce Q2 listeners to Mr. Nørgård's music through two chamber pieces – Prelude to Breaking and Spell – alongside the sprightly, wintry Eighth Symphony, which owes its lean structure and terse form to ideas gleaned from Sibelius himself.