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Per Nørgård : Surf


Publisher Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Orchestra
Sub-Category Chamber Orchestra
Year Composed
1983
Duration 5 Minutes
Orchestration
2.0.2.0/2.2.0.0/perc/pf/acc/str(2.0.0.2.0)
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Programme Note

SURF (1983/92). For sinfonietta.
SURF (in Danish: Brænding) is a short piece of 5-6 minutes, commissioned by the Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende in 1983 for the final concert in their yearly Chamber Music Contest (for teenagers).The ensemble then – consisting of the finalists - was two flutes, clarinets, horn, piano and accordion.
Together with my work for sinfonietta “Prelude to Breaking” the present “Surf” is the nearest I have come to tone painting in music, here the raising and falling of waves – their roars and final dissolution into silence.
In 1992, for my 60th birthday concert the composer Hans Abrahamsen made a new version – for sinfonietta.
With my work for sinfonietta “Prelude to Breaking” the present “Surf” is the nearest I have come to tone painting in music, here the raising and falling of waves – their roars and final dissolution into silence.
Per Nørgård (1992)


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