Winternacht : Work information

Composers
Hans Abrahamsen ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Speculum Musicae, William Purvis (Conductor)

This work

Work name
Winternacht
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1978-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Bridge
Producer
Judith Sherman & Michael Calvert
Engineer
Judith Sherman
Recording date
1994-04-01 01:00:00

The Composers

Hans Abrahamsen

Hans Abrahamsen (born December 23, 1952) is a Danish composer.

Born in Copenhagen, Abrahamsen first got to know music through playing the French horn at school. He later went on to study music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. His music is inspired by his mentors Per Nørgård and Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, who were two of his composition teachers. He is also considered part of a trend called the "New Simplicity", which became popular in the mid-1960s.

Works

Winternacht (1976-78)
Marchenbilder (1984)
Lied in Fall (1987) for Cello and 13 instruments
Carl Nielsen: Three Piano Pieces recomposed for 10 instruments (1990)
10 Studies for Piano
6 Pieces for Violin, Horn and Piano
String Quartets (with Poul Ruders)
Symphony (1974) - released on a CD of the Kontakt label (No 32194)
4 Pieces (1983 Piano Studies, Orchestrated 2000-2003)
Schnee (2006)

Track listing

  • Winternacht - to G. Trakl 4:41 min
  • Drei Welten - to M.C. Escher 3:50 min
  • Septet - to Igor Stravinsky 2:14 min
  • Im Frühling - to G. Trakl 2:28 min