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Tjenerindens Fortaelling

Poul Ruders (composer), Stephen Johnson (librettist), Margaret Atwood (based on the work of)
Title
Tjenerindens Fortaelling
Composer
Poul Ruders 1949-
Librettist
Stephen Johnson
Based on the work of
Margaret Atwood
Performer
Marianne Rorholm  (mezzosopraan) Hanne Fischer  (mezzosopraan) Anne Margrethe Dahl  (sopraan) Susanne Resmark  (alt) Poul Elming  (tenor) Aage Haugland  (bas) Deens Koninklijk Operakoor Deens Koninklijk Orkest
Conductor
Michael Schønwandt 1953-
Parallel title
The Handmaid's tale
Publisher
Dacapo, 2000
2 cd's + boekje
Playing time
143:51
EAN
0730099986526
Placing suggestion
32 - Opera (NBLC) K5 - Opera, operette en andere theatermuziek met vocale inbreng (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Poul Ruders

Poul Ruders (born 27 March 1949) is a Danish composer.

Life

Born in Ringsted, Ruders trained as an organist, and studied orchestration with Karl Aage Rasmussen. Ruders's first compositions date from the mid-1960s. Ruders regards his own compositional development as a gradual one, with his true voice emerging with the chamber concerto, Four Compositions, of 1980. His notable students include Marc Mellits.

Writing about Ruders, the English critic Stephen Johnson states: "He can be gloriously, explosively extrovert one minute – withdrawn, haunted, intently inward-looking the next. Super-abundant high spirits alternate with pained, almost expressionistic lyricism; simplicity and directness with astringent irony."

Minor planet 5888 Ruders discovered by Eleanor Helin and Schelte J. Bus is named after him.

Music

Ruders has created a large body of music ranging from opera and orches…Read more on Wikipedia

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