ARNE NORDHEIM: NEDSTIGNINGEN

MS 5490
MS Short Title ARNE NORDHEIM: NEDSTIGNINGEN
Text ARNE NORDHEIM: NEDSTIGNINGEN (THE DESCENT), A RADIOPHONIC POEM FOR RECITATION, SOPRANO, CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, ELECTRONIC SOUNDS, ON TEXTS OF JOB, CATULLUS, DANTE AND STEIN MEHREN
Description MS in Norwegian, Italian, English, French, Hebrew and Latin on paper, Oslo, 1980, 6 vols.: 2 vols.: 45+45 pp., 42x29 cm, (32x25 cm), ruled for 30 staves; 2 vols.: 22+22 pp., 44x32 cm, (39x30 cm), ruled for 30 staves; 1 vol.: 45 pp., 51x36 cm, (42x30 cm), ruled for up to 30 staves; 1 vol.: 45 pp., 30x21 cm, (27x19 cm), ruled for up to 30 staves; all printed or photocopied, 4 vols. with extensive autograph corrections and directions for performance, 2 vols. signed.
Binding Oslo, 1980 and 1990, paper wrappers, 2 vols. by Norwegian Music Information Centre, 1 vol. by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, 3 vols. by Arne Nordheim.
Context The descent won Prix Italia 1980.
Provenance 1. Arne Nordheim, Oslo (1980-2010); 2. Rannveig Getz Nordheim, Oslo, March 2011.
Commentary Arne Nordheim (1931-2010), the foremost exponent of avant-garde and electronic music in Norway from the 1960'ies and recognized to be among the foremost international composer's in the last quarter of the 20th c. From Nordheim's introductory note: The Descent was written especially for the radio. The recording was done by bits with a varying use of the microphones and later processed and edited. This means that there exists no "performing score" in the normal sense for this work. The present score should be considered mainly as a "timing continuity", situating the different sounds as they appear. -"
Published Edition Wilhelm Hansen, København 1980.
Place of origin Oslo, Norway
Dates 1980

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