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Nielsen, Norgard, Grieg

 02 April 2005 at 19:00 

Nielsen, Norgard, Grieg

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Rumon Gamba, conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus

We celebrate the 200th Birthday today of the great Danish story-teller Hans Christian Andersen with a major premiere based on his work. This concert forms part of a worldwide project, Symphonic Fairytales, for which ten Danish composers have contributed new works inspired by Andersen’s stories: we are delighted to be presenting the work of Denmark’s leading composer Per Nørgård, which uses orchestra, choirs, soloist and a narrator to tell one of Andersen’s last stories. It is followed by another great piece of story-telling, the collaboration between Andersen’s illustrious Norwegian contemporaries Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen.

Carl Nielsen : Overture to 'Maskarade'
Per Nørgård : The Will O' The Wisps are in Town
Edvard Grieg : Incidental Music to Peer Gynt

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