Lars Petter Hagen – The Artist’s Despair Before the Grandeur Of The Ancient Ruins

Instrumentation: orchestra and electronics
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Score: Fragment

(…) His take-off on Gustav Mahler in Kunstnerens fortvilelse is not an arrangement or a transcription or even a paraphrase of the original, but an appropriation that leaves Mahler far behind. The question of the meaning of the past, the consequences of knowing one’s history, the composer’s clumsy attempt to connect to folk traditions and nature – all of this in the end leads to a music of its own. (…) (Fragment from cd-booklet by B. Gottstein)
The Artist in Despair over the Magnitude of Antique Fragments  1778-80 by Johann Heinrich Fussli