Oshidori

by Pehr Henrik Nordgren

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Pehr Henrik Nordgren

Oshidori

Zen-On Music Co

Description

[...] Oshidori, which means mandarin duck, symbolizes in old Japanese popular belief marital affection. The story is about a hunter who shoots the male bird of an oshidori couple, the female’s grief which appears in his nightmare, the lonely oshidori’s ‘harakiri’ with its beak, and finally how the hunter atones for his crime by becoming a priest.

© Pehr Henrik Nordgren


Instrumentation

pno


Category

Works for Solo Instrument


Opus no.

op. 25


Premiere Fp: Izumi Tateno, piano, Helsinki, January 18, 1976; See also: Kwaidan II (2004)

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