IB NØRHOLM (b.1931): Still Life for Soprano, Guitar and Percussion, Op. 45, 8 Flowers from the Flora of Danish Poetry for Soprano and Guitar, Op. 36, Tavole per Orfeo for Soprano and Guitar, Op. 42, Whispers of Heavenly Death for Soprano and Guitar.
Catalogue Number: 03N074
Description: These songs all post-date Nørholm's rejection of the avant-garde; the earliest - the Flora of Danish Poetry pieces - embodying his embrace of the 'new simplicity' in Danish music, entirely tonal and melodic. Within a few years, a more modern idiom had re-emerged, with a greater sense of the theatrical, a willingness to include harsher, more percussive textures and advanced vocal techniques, and a more free-ranging use of what remains a fundamentally tonal vocabulary. Danish-English texts. Else Torp (soprano, percussion), Per Pålsson (guitar), Mathias Friis-Hansen (percussion).