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Arne Nordheim

Sara Mohr-Pietsch with a portrait of Norwegian composer Arne Nordheim, who died in 2010. With contributions from those who knew and worked with him. Works include Epitaffio, Eco.

In the second of five programmes dedicated to modern European figures, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents a portrait of Norway's Arne Nordheim, who died earlier this year. With contributions from those who knew and worked with him. Music includes: Epitaffio, Eco, Aurora, and Partita I.

Playlist:

Aurora for 4 voices and electronics (excerpt) 1:57
Electric Phoenix
Judith Rees (soprano)
Linda Hirst (mezzo soprano)
Daryl Rundwick (tenor)
Terry Edwards (bass)
From the CD: Arne Nordheim - Wirklicher Wald & Aurora NCD 4910 (1986)

Eco for soprano, chorus and orchestra 18:34
Taru Valjakka (soprano)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
From the CD: Listen - the Art of Arne Nordheim ACD 5070 (2002)

Solitaire for tape 12:01
From the CD: arne nordheim - electric RCD 2002

Aurora for 4 voices and electronics 21:05
Electric Phoenix
Judith Rees (soprano)
Linda Hirst (mezzo soprano)
Daryl Rundwick (tenor)
Terry Edwards (bass)
From the CD: Arne Nordheim - Wirklicher Wald & Aurora NCD 4910 (1986)

Partita for viola, cembalo and percussion 7:05
Bit 20
From the CD: arne nordheim magic island and other chamber works ACD 4990

Epitaffio for orchestra and magnetic tape (10:08)
Herbert Blomstedt (conductor)
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
From the CD: Listen - the Art of Arne Nordheim ACD 5070 (2002)

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