Per Norgard - The Will-o’-the-Wisps in Town | Dacapo 8226085

Per Norgard - The Will-o’-the-Wisps in Town


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Label: Dacapo

Cat No: 8226085

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 30th July 2012



Helene Gjerris (mezzo-soprano)


Norgard, Per

The Will-o'-the-Wisps in Town


Helene Gjerris (mezzo-soprano)


The Will-o'-the-Wisps in Town is an extraordinary fairy tale cantata created by the Danish composer Per Nørgård and his close friend, author Suzanne Brøgger, on the basis of a little known fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. This world première recording of the chamber version focuses on the charismatic "Marsh Witch", sung by mezzo-soprano Helene Gjerris who also premiered the work in Birmingham on the 200th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth.

The CD is accompanied by the half-hour documentary “A Journey in Fairy Tales and Music” following Nørgård, Brøgger, Gjerris and the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen's work with The Will-o'-the-Wisps, produced by a Danish national TV station.

Innovative and imaginative” said Limelight Magazine of the orchestral version.

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