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Composer: Nørgard, Per (b. 1932)

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Year of birth1932
NationalityDenmark
Period20th century
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LondonProm 51: Strauss, Wagner & Per Nørgard

Wagner, Strauss R., Nørgard
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Thomas Dausgaard; Malin Byström; London Voices; National Youth Chamber Choir

StockholmNadia Boulanger: The woman of the century

Nadia Boulanger: The woman of the century
Boulanger, Bernstein, Copland, Fauré, Françaix, Nørgard, Malmlöf-Forssling, Piazzolla, Jones
Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble
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“Per Nørgård's America" comes to New York

Per Nørgård © Manu Theobald
Per Nørgård's music sounds like sonified math, an algebraic equation unfurling across time and mingling with Reichian phase shifting and drum patterns. 
****1
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Royal Danish Orchestra thrills in Birmingham's Symphony Hall

Michael Boder © Alexander Vasiljev
This was a concert made in heaven. To hear Per Nørgård's Iris, one of a triptych of symphonic poems composed in the late 1960s, eerie and mysterious, and underlain by the influences of Sibelius and Nørgård's teacher and fellow-symphonist, Vagn Holmboe, would make a rich and rewarding enough occasion in itself.
*****
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Prom 35: The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds present a feast of Nordic music

John Storgårds  ©  Marco Borggreve
The Manchester-based BBC Philharmonic made their last appearance of this year’s Proms on Thursday night led by their newly appointed Principal Guest Conductor, John Storgårds.
***11
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Sphärenharmonien mit dem Münchener Kammerorchester

Clemens Shuldt © Marco Borggreve
Unter der Leitung von Clemens Schuldt präsentiert das Kammerorchester ein abwechslungsreiches Programm von Mozart bis Adès.
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