«Not really Gone» Op.37 No.4 | Work information
Ragnvald Jacobsen (1905 - 1997)
Is it possible to feel the presence of a person who has passed away? Some people say they can. What stays forever is the emotional imprint of the joy that was once shared. The gentle legend might still be around, and in «Not Really Gone», the last movement of «About my Grandfather», long lines of distinctive and unusual harmonies from the orchestra's string section, set against the backdrop of polyrhythmic woodwinds and horns, create a celestial feeling that might suggest that a dead person is somehow still among us.
«Not really Gone» is the fourth movement from «About my Grandfather» Op.37, dedicated to Ragnvald Jacobsen (1905-1997) by composer Flint Juventino Beppe. The work is written in memory of the composer´s grandfather who was a semi-professional athlete. Ragnvald Jacobsen often practiced athletics with his grandson.
This work has appeared in the movie Montagna con Forza as well as on the album with the same name, About my Grandfather.
«About my Grandfather» Op.37 Category: Symphony Orchestra
Instrumentation: 2-2-2-2 4-1 (tb) timp perc:2 arp str
Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe
First performed: October 18, 2002
Ragnvald Jacobsen, third from the left
Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe.
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conducted by Ari Rasilainen.
From the album About my Grandfather and the movie Montagna con Forza
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As the wind instruments combine their polyrhythmic figures with the orchestra´s long strings lines, this piece moves forward until a possible nothing.
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Norwegian Radio Orchestra
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