Mozart is back in Risør! This time around, his music can be experienced in a somewhat larger chamber format in his Bassoon Concertothat is considered among the very best in the genre.
The concert begins with Norwegian romantic music, but perhaps not the most national romantic of Grieg’s work. We enjoy youthful vigour, with influences of Schumann and Mendelssohn in the background and a composer who demonstrates that he, too, masters the major formats.
During the festival, we will have several opportunities to get acquainted with Lieder. A Lied is not only a song with accompaniment, but a separate genre in which song and accompaniment combine and come together in transcendental unity to recreate their original point of departure: the poem. Apart from Schubert, Schumann and Richard Strauss are among the foremost Lied composers. During this concert, we enjoy several songs from Schumann’s productive song year of 1840, as well as a few less commonly performed ones, such as songs with lyrics from Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship. Strauss’ songs are equally exquisite with piano accompaniment (he often played himself) as in an orchestral arrangement. In addition to the more widely known Ständchen,we also get the opportunity to hear the Mädchenblumencycle, in which two different types of girls are compared to flowers.
Many of the world’s greatest pianists were trained by the master Theodor Leschetizky, himself a formidable pianist, who also wrote several brilliant piano pieces. During the concert, we enjoy a chamber music gem based on Beethoven’s Andante favori.But before listening to the works of Mozart, we are taken on a journey
into Scriabin’s magical and fantastically beautiful piano sounds. This is from his early period, before he immersed himself in mysticism and found his own unique tonality.
Fiolinsonate nr. 1 i F dur, op. 8 (1865)
Allegro con brio
Allegretto quasi Andantino
Allegro molto vivace
Eldbjørg Hemsing, fiolin og Georgy Tchaidze, klaver
Morgen, op. 27
Ständchen, op. 17
Allerseelen, op. 10
Die Nacht, op. 10
Zueignung, op. 10
Myrten, op. 25
Lied der Suleika
Du bist wie eine Blume
Ann-Helen Moen, sopran og Ingrid Andsnes, klaver
Variasjoner over et tema av Beethoven
Christoph Hartmann, obo og Nils Anders Mortensen, klaver
Five preludes, op. 16 (1895)
Georgy Tchaidze, klaver
Fagottkonsert i B-dur, KV 191 (1774)
Andante ma Adagio
Rondo: tempo di menuetto
Martin Kuuskmann, fagott
Anna-Liisa Bezrodny, fiolin, Eldbjørg Hemsing, fiolin, Arvid Engegård, fiolin, Alex Robson, fiolin, Ida Bryhn, bratsj, Juliet Jopling, bratsj, Jan-Erik Gustafsson, cello, Jan Clemens Carlsen, cello, Christoph Hartmann, obo, Ingunn Lien Gundersen, obo, Julius Pranevicius, horn, Marinette Tonning-Olsen, horn
Concert hall: Risør Church