One of the most consistently inventive and individual voices today, Nørgård responded to a Hans Cristian Anderson bicentennial commission with this delightful, warmly approachable cantata (recorded here in a scaled-down chamber version). Pithy vignettes alternate with arias, but perhaps too much spoken Danish narrative for English-speaking listeners. Dacapo generously includes a winning, imaginatively filmed documentary featuring interviews with composer, librettist and artists.