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Elf and Fairy Sprite

Besætning:
Violin and og piano
Year of creation:
1989
Premiered:
1989
Duration:
8 min.
Credits:
Ricardo Odriozola, Anne Nitter Sandvik
Dedicated to/originally written for:
Ricardo Odriozola, Anne Nitter Sandvik
About the work:

Elf and Fairy Sprite –the title attracts the thought towards Shakespeare’s En skærsommernatsdrøm (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). It is full of tones – or are they elves? – in the beginning, but gradually, the activity is subdued in order to give way for something else. There are attacks of melodies -with interruptions of hecticness and silence. The melody seems to win with an innocent quotation from on of Mogens Christensen’s Norske Barnerim (Norwegian Nursery Rhymes).

Reviews:

… er et stykke med temperament – vildt og ustyrlig som en høststorm det ene øjeblik og drømmende i det næste (Bergensavisen)

… der er ved at komme krop i Christensens musik, der før har haft sin styrke i den følsomme nuanceringskunst. (Aalborg Stiftstidende)