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Musikalsk galskap_Sødal og DNK i Maxwell-Davies
THE NORWEGIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THROUGH 40 YEARS: 
Mad Songs

A world premiere with inspiration from the madhouse.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra continues its 40th anniversary celebrations in Logen Theatre with a programme presenting an orchestra in constant development.

Total musical madness is the theme of the second concert of the evening. Music and words paint a historical picture of a time we can be glad is past. Mad Songs are songs written around a seventeenth century fascination for the abnormal, when composers exploited the popularity of visits to the madhouse as entertainment. To portray the madness they used new musical devices, and thus arose completely new means of expression. Alongside Peter Maxwell Davies's work Eight Songs for a Mad King the description of madness covers a perspective of over 300 years!

This fascination for madness lives on today. Where are we in our own time in our own country? Composer Olav Anton Thommessen and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra try to answer the question in this world premiere.



The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Terje Tønnesen artistic director

Christian Eggen conductor, Eight Songs for a Mad King



Eir Inderhaug soprano

Nils Harald Sødal tenor



GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681–1767)

Don Quixote Suite, TWV 55:G10



OLAV ANTON THOMMESSEN (1946–)

Mad songs

World Premiere



HENRY PURCELL (1659–1695)

Bess of Bedlam, Z 370



UNKNOWN (17th century)

Tom o'Bedlam



JOHN ECCLES (1668–1735)

Restless in thought



PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (1934–2016)

Eight Songs for a Mad King



Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017

In celebration of 100 years!



Click here for more information about all three concerts with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.


VENUE
Logen Teater
DATE/TIME
FARES
Full price350.00  
With Festival Card245.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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24 May - 07 June 2017
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Calendar
24 May - 07 June 2017
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