Baldurs draumar

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For the poem in the Poetic Edda, see Baldrs draumar.


Baldurs draumar (Baldur's Dreams) is the name of a ballet by the Norwegian composer Geirr Tveitt.

The story of the ballet is heavily based on the eddaic poem Baldrs draumar, rewritten to be more easily understood by the audience.

The ballet premiered as a concertante version in Oslo in 1938, with over 100 musicians and 12 custom made drums. It was one of the biggest musical events of the time.

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra made the first modern recording of the piece in 2004, based on a reconstruction by Russian composer Alexei Rybnikov and Norwegian composer Kaare Dyvik Husby. The record was released on BIS records to critical acclaim. Press reviews

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