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Genre: Chamber music

Soup Concert with clarinet

Dreams and contrasts – passionate music with clarinet as the storyteller.

At this soup concert, the clarinet is in focus through three chamber music pieces which present the various richly expressive forms of the instrument in different ways.

Béla Bartók’s Contrasts is based on Hungarian and Romanian dance melodies. In the final movement, Bartók reinforces the folk-music-like tone by having the violin be slightly out of tune! The piece was commissioned by Benny Goodman and violinist Joseph Szigeti, and the world premiere was in 1940 in Carnegie Hall. 

In the summer of 1894, Johannes Brahms composed his final chamber music pieces – a pair of sonatas for clarinet and piano. The first is imbued with abundant passion and powerful emotions, while also offering a fine example of his mature musicality.

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s brother Felix encouraged his sister to compose music, but he objected to her work being published. Fortunately, her music has been preserved and her most productive period was in the 1830s.

Johan Franzén has been alternate section leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997, and in 2013 he was appointed Philharmonic Member of the Year. Johannes Lörstad holds soloist diplomas from both Utrecht and Malmö, and in 2005 he became section leader of the second violin section in the orchestra. Stefan Lindgren holds degrees from both the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Juilliard School in New York. Since 2007, he has been the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s orchestral pianist.

Menu: Kale soup, served with chopped egg and chive cream.

Dreams and contrasts – passionate music with clarinet as the storyteller.

Friday 14 December 2018 12.15

Ends approximately 13.00

Price:

With lunch 240 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.

At this soup concert, the clarinet is in focus through three chamber music pieces which present the various richly expressive forms of the instrument in different ways.

Béla Bartók’s Contrasts is based on Hungarian and Romanian dance melodies. In the final movement, Bartók reinforces the folk-music-like tone by having the violin be slightly out of tune! The piece was commissioned by Benny Goodman and violinist Joseph Szigeti, and the world premiere was in 1940 in Carnegie Hall. 

In the summer of 1894, Johannes Brahms composed his final chamber music pieces – a pair of sonatas for clarinet and piano. The first is imbued with abundant passion and powerful emotions, while also offering a fine example of his mature musicality.

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s brother Felix encouraged his sister to compose music, but he objected to her work being published. Fortunately, her music has been preserved and her most productive period was in the 1830s.

Johan Franzén has been alternate section leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997, and in 2013 he was appointed Philharmonic Member of the Year. Johannes Lörstad holds soloist diplomas from both Utrecht and Malmö, and in 2005 he became section leader of the second violin section in the orchestra. Stefan Lindgren holds degrees from both the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Juilliard School in New York. Since 2007, he has been the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s orchestral pianist.

Menu: Kale soup, served with chopped egg and chive cream.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Traum, version for clarinet and piano
    3 min
  • Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1 in f minor for clarinet and piano
    22 min
  • Béla Bartók Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano
    17 min
  • Participants

  • Johan Fransén clarinet
  • Johannes Lörstad violin
  • Stefan Lindgren piano

Friday 14 December 2018 12.15

Ends approximately 13.00

Price:

With lunch 240 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.