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Friends of Munch

Wednesday, June 28th, 18:00

Edvard Munch had many friends in various artistic circles, many of them
composers and musicians. At this concert, you will experience the music Munch
himself listened to, music inspired by his art, and music written by his close friends.
Fredrick Delius’ and Edvard Munch’s first meeting was documented with a drawing in the newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) after a concert in Kristiania (later called Oslo) on October 10th, 1891. They became good friends, sent countless cards and letters, and Delius became a real friend of Norway. Christian Sindig had a very good relationship with Munch, even though,

according to Munch, he thought the colors in the Aula murals were a bit much the first time he saw them. Conversely, one who was wild about these colors was Richard Strauss. After a concert in the Aula, he is supposed to have said, “Your paintings express exactly what I am trying to do in my compositions.”

Gisle Kverndokk’s work, Three Pictures, was written in 2013, inspired by three of Munch’s paintings.


(1856 – 1941)

From 6 Stücke, nr. 3, op. 32 (1896)


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 Ole Christian Haagenrud – piano


Variations for violin and piano i g-minor , op. 78 (1906)

Cantus doloris

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Catharina Chen – violin

Ole Christian Haagenrud – piano



Three Pictures (2013)

 Rue Lafayette

Night in St.Cloud

At the roulette table in Monte Carlo

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Karen Gomyo – violin

Tine Thing Helseth – trumpet

Gunnar Flagstad – piano


(1862 – 1934)

From Two Pieces for Small Orchestra (1912)

 On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

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Ole Christian Haagenrud – piano

Gunnar Flagstad – piano


(1864 – 1949)

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28 (1894-95)

(arr. David M. Carp)

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Tom Ottar Andreassen – flute

Marie Tetzlaff – oboe

Carlos Ferreira – clarinet

Martin Kuuskmann – bassoon

Radovan Vlatkovic – horn

Enrico Pace – piano

VENUE: Risør Church