OPERA

The Thirteenth Child

A Fairytale Opera by Poul Ruders

Libretto by Becky & David Starobin

after a story by The Brothers Grimm

In 2016 Poul Ruders completed The Thirteenth Child, his fifth opera. The composer of 'The Handmaid's Tale, and Selma Jezkova (after the film, Dancer in the Dark) has created a heartbreakingly beautiful fantasy about a child's search for family and destiny. "The Thirteenth Child" will be produced by Denmark's new Odeon Theater in 2019.

https://the13thchild.com/

For further information or scores, contact
Trine Boje Mortensen c/o Edition Wilhelm Hansen   |   tbm@ewh.dk
Becky Starobin, c/o Bridge Records, Inc.   |   becky@bridgerecords.com

Concerts

2019

A pieces for accordeon(soloist Bjarke Mogensen), the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in co-commission with ?

Plays approx. 30 minutes

mar 2018

A 8-10 minutes orchestral piece to be premiered at the Malko Young Conductors´ Competition by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra

mar 2017

"FANFARES and CHORALES" for brass ensemble/(3 trp/2 cornettes/Flugelhn/4 French hns/3 trbs(alto, tenor, bass)/Euphonium/2 tubas)

Plays approx. 15 minutes

02 feb 2017

POUL RUDERS
Violin Concerto No. 1
POUL RUDERS
Violinkoncert nr. 1

Koncertsal Alsion, Sønderborg, Denmark
Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester
Johannes Søe Hansen, violin; Leo Siberski, conductor

22 sep 2016

POUL RUDERS
Paganini Variations Country Premiere

Odense, Denmark
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

04 aug 2016

POUL RUDERS
Piano Quartet World Premiere

Vail!Bravo Festival 2016
Vail, Colorado, USA
Opus 1

25 JUN 2016

POUL RUDERS
Gong
POUL RUDERS
Corona
POUL RUDERS
Zenith

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Markus Stenz, conductor

01 mar 2016

BENT SØRENSEN
Schattenlinie
BENT SØRENSEN
Mondnacht
POUL RUDERS
Vox in Rama
ANDERS NORDENTOFT
Pointed Out
NIELS ROSING-SCHOW
Siciliana

Brand New Tuesdays
Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen

20 feb 2016

POUL RUDERS
Hailstorm Rising Country Premiere

Percussion Plus Festival 2016
Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia
Percurama Percussion Ensemble
Gert Mortensen , conductor

18 FEB 2016

POUL RUDERS
Tundra

Maida Vale Studios, London
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Markus Stenz, conductor

Poul Ruders Tempers Dark Narratives with Scandinavian Cool

Poul Ruders Tempers Dark Narratives with Scandinavian Cool

Danish composer Poul Ruders once described the aesthetic character of his early family and scholastic environments as “staunchly conservative.” Within those confines, the young Ruders thrilled to Vivaldi, Purcell and Buxtehude. But though Ruders reports that he and his fellow Danes were insulated, to some degree, from the sweeping cult of Pierre Boulez and Darmstadt that overtook much of Europe in the '60s and '70s, modernity could not be kept from their shores forever.

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