WITHOUT JEALOUSY (1984/1999)

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Version for bandonéon og kammerensemble

Arr. (ved Niels Rosing Schow, 1999) af SKILDPADDE-TANGO (Nr. 213a)

Varighed: 5´

Værknummer: 213b


VÆRKNOTE: WITHOUT JEALOUSY (1984).

”Without Jealousy” er en version af klaverstykket Skildpadde-tango (A Tortoise´s Tango), der indgår i “Animals in Concert” – en kvarter lang (engelsk-titlet) suite af dyreinspirerede klaverstykker bestående indtil videre af:

1. A Tortoise´s Tango – Skildpadde-tango (1984), 2. Light of a Night – Paul Meets Bird (1989) og 3. Esperanza – Hermit Crab Tango (1997). Stykkerne kan opføres samlet eller enkeltvis.

Skildpadden som tango-danser må formodes at besidde visse rytmiske ejendommeligheder, som jeg har valgt at udtrykke ved at lade skildpaddens melodi sjoske bredt, tre-delt, gennem tangorytmens stramme, fire-delte taktart. Værket blev skrevet til ”Akilles” (dvs. pianisten Yvar Mikhashoff) til hans store “tango-projekt” i 1980erne, der omfattede nye tango´er for klaver af nulevende komponister fra hele verden. Både Eremitkrebstango og Skildpaddetango er i øvrigt senere arrangeret for saxofonkvartet (af Jesper Nordin) og for bandonéon og kammerensemble af Niels Rosing-Schow – hhv. med titlerne “Esperanza “ og “Without Jealousy”.

Per Nørgård

PROGRAMME NOTE: WITHOUT JEALOUSY (1984)

Without Jealousy is a ensemble version of the first of three piece (A Tortoise´s Tango´(1984), Light of a Night – Paul Meets Bird (1989) and ´Esperanza – Hermit Crab Tango (1997)) of the suite ´Animals in Concert´ for piano. The pieces can be performed together or one by one.The tortoise as tango dancer must presumably possess certain rhythmic peculiarities, which I have chosen to express by letting the tune of the tortoise shuffle broadly, tripartite through the strict four partite time of tango.Tortoise Tango was the original title of this piece, “written for Achilles” (the pianist Yvar Mikhashoff), for his so called tango project, including new tangos for piano by composers from all over the world.

Esperanza and Tortoise Tango were later arranged for saxophone quartet (by Jesper Nordin) and for bandoneon and small ensemble (by Niels Rosing-Schow).Per Nørgård