81 years old and still going strong!


Ib Nørholm, who has just turned 81 years old, is still a very active and popular composer.

This weekend his works are being celebrated by, not only a CD release and concert, but also as part of a greater celebration of the Danish Romance 2012.

First up is soprano Else Torp and guitarist Per Pålsson’s album release Friday February 24. The album is called “Tavole Per Ofeo” and includes works by the renowned composer, both as an intense musical drama for two and representation of Ib Nørholm’s unique way of handling the Danish song tradition. On the CD we find still life, drama, surprise, humour and seriousness - with a bubbling undertone of anarchy. Ib Nørholm’s "Stilleliv" (Still Life) from 1968 with text by Poul Borum unfolds a fascinating testimony of an inspiring encounter between words and music – and a meeting of strong artistic personalities.

Dacapo Records invites everyone to the release Friday February 24, 2012 at 3.30 pm at Literaturhaus, Møllegade, Copenhagen N where you can meet the composer and listen to some of the works from the album.

Sunday afternoon the Danish song tradition will be celebrated, kept alive and developed. As part of a competition Ib Nørholm was invited to compose a work, which now will be performed by Societas Pro Musica. "Understrømme" from 2011 is a cycle of songs composed for tenor with texts by Valdemar Rørdam written in 1918.

The Danish Romance 2012 takes place at Musikhuset Århus Sunday February 26, 2012 at 3 pm.