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Per Norgard: Divine Circus

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  1. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Vorspiel
  2. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Prolog I: Ein Totschlag $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Prolog III: Gondellied $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act I: Lobgesange Mit Absturz (Adolf Wolfli, Doufi, Bianca) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act I: Die Automatische Tantzplatte (Vogelis, Doufi, Bianca, Mathilde) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act I: Des Luftschiffers Fall (und Trost Des Hausarztes) (Adolf II, Mutti, Lidia Wildermuth) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act I: Die Verwandlungen Der Lidia Wildermuth (Gottin Sereena, Doktor, Doufi, Mutti) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: 1/10 - Act I: Katastrophe Mit Fall (Die Uhr Schlagt Zwolf) (Adolf II, Mutti, Neger, Margritt, Tochter, Doktor) - Wolfli – Der $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act I: Wolfli – Der Unglucksfall Im Arrest (continued) (Adolf Wolfli) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act I: Auferstehung (Adolf Wolfli, Vogelis, All) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act II: Erschaffung - Ameisenfuge (Doufi, Mutti, Adolf, Adolf II) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act II: Fahrt Mit Dem Tram (Santta Maria, Konigin Cathrine, Doufi, Konig) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act II: Ist Wohl Ein Unfall-Arzt Zur Stelle? (Adolf Wolfli, Mutti, Adolf, Adolf II) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act II: Des Konigs Kommentar (Konig Alfons XII, Doufi, Adolf Wolfli) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Norgard, P. — Der Gottliche Tivoli: Act II: Halleluja – Schlusschor - Der Tanz Im Paradies (All) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Norgård, Per : The Divine Circus (Der gottliche Tivoli), opera
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Notes & Reviews:

'Der gottliche Tivoli' (The Divine Circus) is Per Norgard's marvellous portrayal of the Swizz schizophrenic artist Adolf Wolfli (1864-1930). It stands as a key-work in contemporary Nordic music drama and present in two atcs Wolfli's two periods in life. The rough upbringing in Switzerland in the late 19th century and confinement in an insane asylum, where Wolfli in over more than 30 years produced an endless number of incredible artworks. The encounter with Wolfli's life and art became a significant turningpoint in Norgard's music, which lead to a series of great works all dealing with chaos and catastrophe. Among those is 'Der gottliche Tivoli', which is here presented on disc for the first time in a live performance from Stadttheater Bern in 2008.

"In 1979, [Norgard's] musical style was turned on its head after he encountered the work of Adolf Wolfli, an early 20th century Swiss artist who was severely psychotic and spent his adult life in an asylum. Norgard wrote, "I experienced the encounter with Wolfli's chaotic art as a mental dive into a dark, different world -- eerie, unpredictable, but fascinating and above all highly specific." That serves as an apt description of the 1982 opera he wrote about Wolfli's life, The Divine CircusThe singers, who are rarely called on to produce what could be called conventionally beautiful sounds, throw themselves into their roles with commitment and abandon; these are hell-for-leather performances that sound like they are holding absolutely nothing back. The sound of Dacapo's SACD is clean and realistically atmospheric. Intriguing but inscrutable, The Divine Circus should be of interest to Norgard's fans and opera lovers with a taste for extreme adventure." - All Music Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Stadttheater Bern (09/19/2008).



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>Per Norgård (Composer) (1932 - ) : The Divine Circus (Der göttliche Tivoli), opera
  • Performers: Genova Dessislava (Synthesizer); Ferdinand Heiniger (Percussion); Matthias Kuhn (Cello); Franz Rüfli (Percussion); Oliver Schär (Percussion); Daniel Scheidegger (Percussion); Adrian Schild (Percussion); Hans-Kristian Sorensen (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Dorian Keilhack
  • Running Time: 10 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1982