Chefdirigent Sakari Oramo
Musiker ur Kungliga Filharmonikerna
Mozart’s Symphony No. 40
Mozart’s most beloved symphony and imagination-sparking Finnish music.
Wednesday 13 November 2019 19.00Ends approximately 21.00
Elegance and refinement, along with restlessness and worry, characterise Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, composed in the summer of 1788. He had financial worries; his wife Constanze was ill; and the opera Don Giovanni had not been especially successful at the Vienna Opera. He withdrew and over the course of nine weeks, he composed his three greatest and most accomplished symphonies. The fortieth is the second of the three, and one of only two of all his symphonic works in a minor key.
In the piece Accused (2014), with extravagant colours and contrast, Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg has created a fascinating world of sound that tells the story of three historic interrogations. The lyrics are excerpts from the interrogations of Théroigne de Méricourt during the French Revolution; the interrogation by East Germany’s security police, the Stasi, of residents during the Cold War; and finally, the trial of Bradley Manning (now Chelsea Manning).
Together with Esa-Pekka Salonen and Kaija Saariaho, Magnus Lindberg is among the trendsetting group of Finnish musicians and composers who became known in the 1970s and 80s. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s chief conductor Sakari Oramo and soprano Anu Komsi are also among these incredibly prominent Finnish names in music.
The musicApproximate times
Magnus Lindberg Accused for soprano and orchestra39 min
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 in g minor26 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Sakari Oramo conductor
- Anu Komsi soprano