Ludvig Norman (1831−1885)

Kontraster (Contraste)
Six piano pieces

opus 61

I.
1. Dröm / Traum: Allegretto moderato
2. Verklighet / Wirklichkeit: Moderato
II. Tidsbilder / Zeitbilder
1. Förr / Sonst: Allegro molto moderato
2. Nu / Jetzt: Allegro molto vivace
III. Tornklockorna / Die Thurmglocken
1. Andante
2. Andante mesto

  • Year of composition: I: 1: 1884, after an older song, in the autograph under Z/Sv: '3 July 1884 Varberg'; II: 1, 2: 1883, in the autograph under Z/Sv: '1883. Sept.'; III: 1: 1880; II: 2: 1881.
  • Work category: Piano
  • Duration: Approx. 15-20 min

Examples of printed editions

Stockholm, Julius Bagge, J.B. 81, publ. 1884
Verklighet (Réalité) is also published in the collection:
Stockholm, Gehrman & Co, 'Album för Piano af Svenske Tonsättare', G. & Co 398 (1892).

Location for score and part material

Statens musik- och teaterbibliotek

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Norman's coll., opus 61, only no. I: 1, but this piece is also found under Z/Sv (2001/58), there with the dating: '3 July 1884 Varberg.', as well as II: 1-2 (2001/2 S), II: 2 with the dating '1883. Sept.'

    At Stiftelsen Musikkulturens Främjande the two last pieces (III:1-2) exist under the titles 'Klockornas morgonringning på första Lysningsdagen' and 'Klockornas afskedshelsning till Cecilia G.' (MMS 1057), 'Klockornas morgonringning' also has the dedication: 'To Cecilia Lind. 4/4 1880.'

Literature

Julius Bagge: 'Förteckning öfver Ludvig Normans tonverk, upprättad af Julius Bagge.' Stockholm 1886, p. 18.

Description of work

[The six pieces are organised under three main groups: I, II, III.]
I.
1. Dröm / Traum: Allegretto moderato E-flat major 6/8
2. Verklighet / Wirklichkeit: Moderato E-flat minor 4/4 (C)
II. Tidsbilder / Zeitbilder
1. Förr / Sonst: Allegro molto moderato B-flat major 4/4 (C)
2. Nu / Jetzt: Allegro molto vivace B-flat minor 4/4 (C)
III. Tornklockorna / Die Thurmglocken
1. Andante F major 4/4 (C)
2. Andante mesto F minor 4/4 (C)


Media files

Edition Swedish Musical Heritage