Hans Abrahamsen paints a scene inspired by nature, Thoreau, Schumann, and his own memories of playing in the forest near his childhood home. The music is a search for simplicity, but without the loss of poetry.
Hans Abrahamsen, Wald
Hans Abrahamsen, Wald Artists
In a creative life of almost half a century, Hans Abrahamsen has more than once had the courage to stop, and the equal courage to start again — freshly, out of a clear reconsideration of where he was before. His allegiances are shown by the roll of composers whose works he has, as a master orchestrator, reconceived: Bach and Ligeti, Nielsen and Schumann, Schoenberg and Debussy. But he has long discovered his own terrain — quite often a snowscape, as in his early masterpiece Winternacht or the work in which he found his fully mature style, Schnee (2006-8), generally acknowledged one of the rare classics of the twenty-first century.