Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Bolero

French music, French atmospheres and a Spanish dance for orchestra. Yes, this concert makes its way to a majestic climax Ravel’s Bolero!

Not only is this programme infused with France and French music – Swedish conductor Anton Holmer also has a link to the French music scene: since 2021, he has been assistant conductor with the Orchestre National de Lyon. He debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at a summer concert in 2022 and was promptly invited to return. 

Debussy’s sensual depiction of the awakening of a faun is inscribed for eternity in music history. This music is inspired by a poem by Mallarmé, and a similarly mystical, dreamy mood unfurls in Henri Dutilleux’ masterful Cello Concerto from 1970, inspired by a poem by Baudelaire. The title refers to a distant, lost world: Tout un monde lointain. Multi-award winning French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière debuts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Swedish Valborg Aulin (1860−1928) studied in Paris, and in four movements – or scenes – depicts atmospheres and events in the French capital. Tableaux Parisiens was her sole orchestral work, but it was never performed in her lifetime.

Bolero is Ravel’s best-known work; it was originally music for ballet but is more often performed as a concert piece. Bolero is a Spanish dance in triple metre. The music consists of a recurring melody and has the same rhythm throughout – but what incredible orchestration, and what a structure! Bolero was an immediate success – much to the composer’s surprise.

  • The music

  • Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Henri Dutilleux Cello Concerto "Tout un monde lointain..."
  • Encore:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande from Suite No. 2 in d minor for cello solo BWV 1008
  • Interview with Anton Holmer and Victor Julien-Laferrière
  • Valborg Aulin Tableaux Parisiens – Suite for Orchestra
  • Maurice Ravel Bolero
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Anton Holmer conductor
  • Victor Julien-Laferrière cello

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Sunday 5 May 2024 19.00


About the video

  • Published online 5 May 2024.
  • Filmed 4 April 2024.
  • The video is approximately two hours.

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Bolero

French music, French atmospheres and a Spanish dance for orchestra. Yes, this concert makes its way to a majestic climax Ravel’s Bolero!

Play premiere

Watch completely free and without login.

Sunday 5 May 2024 19.00


About the video

  • Published online 5 May 2024.
  • Filmed 4 April 2024.
  • The video is approximately two hours.

Not only is this programme infused with France and French music – Swedish conductor Anton Holmer also has a link to the French music scene: since 2021, he has been assistant conductor with the Orchestre National de Lyon. He debuted with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra at a summer concert in 2022 and was promptly invited to return. 

Debussy’s sensual depiction of the awakening of a faun is inscribed for eternity in music history. This music is inspired by a poem by Mallarmé, and a similarly mystical, dreamy mood unfurls in Henri Dutilleux’ masterful Cello Concerto from 1970, inspired by a poem by Baudelaire. The title refers to a distant, lost world: Tout un monde lointain. Multi-award winning French cellist Victor Julien-Laferrière debuts with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Swedish Valborg Aulin (1860−1928) studied in Paris, and in four movements – or scenes – depicts atmospheres and events in the French capital. Tableaux Parisiens was her sole orchestral work, but it was never performed in her lifetime.

Bolero is Ravel’s best-known work; it was originally music for ballet but is more often performed as a concert piece. Bolero is a Spanish dance in triple metre. The music consists of a recurring melody and has the same rhythm throughout – but what incredible orchestration, and what a structure! Bolero was an immediate success – much to the composer’s surprise.

  • The music

  • Claude Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
  • Henri Dutilleux Cello Concerto "Tout un monde lointain..."
  • Encore:
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Sarabande from Suite No. 2 in d minor for cello solo BWV 1008
  • Interview with Anton Holmer and Victor Julien-Laferrière
  • Valborg Aulin Tableaux Parisiens – Suite for Orchestra
  • Maurice Ravel Bolero
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Anton Holmer conductor
  • Victor Julien-Laferrière cello

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Miracles and Masterpieces

Outstanding Frank Peter Zimmermann is the soloist and Ryan Bancroft conducts a forgotten masterpiece.

Genre: Chamber music

Swedish romanticism

Ludvig Norman had enormous significance to Sweden’s music scene in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In this concert he shares the stage with three of his students: Elfrida Andrée, Helena Munktell and Valborg Aulin.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Ravel From Bolero

Maurice Ravel’s pioneering Bolero never ceases to fascinate.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Nina Stemme & Alan Gilbert

Nina Stemme, superstar on the world's opera stages, in Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder. On the programme also Debussy's Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and Schubert's ”Unfinished” (Symphony no. 8). The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Alan Gilbert.

  • Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

    Dream and confession

    The extremes of emotion. Chief conductor Ryan Bancroft conducts and Isata Kanneh-Mason is piano soloist.

    Wednesday 24 April 2024 19.00