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Stravinsky, Aho och Saariaho

Music by among other Igor Stravinsky and Kaija Saariaho – and the first performance of a new work by the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho! The ackordeonist Janne Rättyä performs together with string trio ZPR.

​String trio ZPR was founded by Cecilia Zilliacus, violin; Johanna Persson, viola; and Kati Raitinen, cello. Monday at Last is a concert subscription in which ZPR, now for the twelfth year in a row, invites guest musicians to explore new and old music together, often in close contact with the audience. This time Johanna Persson is replaced by Riikka Repo.

Perhaps the main attraction of this concert: the first performance of a Kalevi Aho’s brand new piece for ackordeon and string trio, with the Finnish ackordeonist Janne Rättyä – one of the leading musicians on his instrument in the classical world. Rättyä’s presence is also the reason for the fact that many of the pieces in the programme are played in adaptations for his instrument.

We hear two works by the French composer Philippe Hersant, one of which is an hommage to his compatriot Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013), and the Dutilleux piece is in turn an hommage to Bach. The concert opens with music by Igor Stravinsky and Kaija Saariaho.

  • The music

  • Igor Stravinsky Suite Italienne, version for violin and accordion
  • Philippe Hersant Strophe – Hommage à Henri Dutilleux for cello and accordion
  • Kaija Saariaho Papillon nr 2 ur Sept papillons för solocello
  • Henri Dutilleux Hommage à Bach from Au gré des ondes, version for cello and accordion
  • Philippe Hersant Lully Lullay, version for cello and accordion
  • Kalevi Aho Quartet for accordion and string trio (World Premiere)
  • Kaija Saariaho Papillon nr 4 ur Sept papillons för solocello
  • Participants

  • Cecilia Zilliacus violin
  • Riikka Repo viola
  • Kati Raitinen cello
  • Janne Rättyä accordion
  • From a livestream 1 February 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.


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