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Children’s Corner

Besætning:
2-2-2-2, 4-2-3-1, timpani, harp, 2 percussion, strings
Year of creation:
2001
Premiered:
2001
Duration:
from15 to 45 minutes
Dedicated to/originally written for:
Commissioned and premiered by Sjællands Symfoniorkester/Copenhagen Phil. with support from the Statens Kunstfond
About the work:

Children’s Corner was the result of a children project running over a long period in 1999 and 2000(Fremtidsporten (Gate to the Future). All music in this piece has been created by 70 children from many Copenhagen schools – however, they did not piece it together, structure it and orchestrate it!

Since it was, in fact, quite entertaining, it was performed (in an abbreviated version) at a family concert. The music also contained the children’s poems which – like their work with visual art and music – built on their expectations for the new millennium. These may also partly be omitted.

Reviews:

… og musikalsk hæfter man sig ved en sød, småskæv girafdans og en indtagende bratschmelodi, sidstenævnte med rette anvendt i den struktur, Christensen havde skabt.

(Jyllands-Posten)