• Maja S. K. Ratkje
  • Tale of Lead and Frozen Light (2014)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
  • str
  • 15 min

Programme Note

Based on the string quartet Tale of Lead and Light (2011)

Minimum number of players: 3 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 1
The original string quartet was written in the aftermath of the events in Oslo and Utøya July 2011. A source of musical inspiration is Beethoven’s 'Quartet Op. 59 number 1'. My music is full of elements from Beethoven’s work
The ambiguity in the title reflects both hope and dread. Beethoven’s light shines through, strong and full of life!

Commissioned by and written for Det Norske Kammerorkester.