Soup Concert with rediscovered trio
Piano trios by Shostakovich and Amanda Maier-Röntgen.
Friday 29 March 2019 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 240 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.
Joakim Svenheden is principal concertmaster of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, and has soloed with the orchestra on many occasions. At this soup concert, Joakim performs with British cellist Marie Macleod, who has been solo cellist with the orchestra since spring 2013, and pianist Martin Sturfält. Together they will present Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 and a trio by Amanda Maier-Röntgen.
Shostakovich composed his trio in 1923, when he was only 16 years old and in a sanatorium after a period of illness. He initially called the piece Poème and wrote it for Tatjana Glivenko, a girl with whom he fell in love during his convalescence. The music features many sharp contrasts in both tempo and emotion, traits which, in addition to lyrical melodies and challenging harmonies, were already distinguishing qualities of his music early on.
Maier-Röntgen was active as a violinist and composer and in 1872, she became Sweden’s first female music director. She was quite certain of her talent and was reluctant to subsequently modify any of her compositions. It is unclear how many pieces she composed, as there is no complete list of her works, but she wrote the recently discovered piano trio in the spring of 1874 in Leipzig, where she had arrived during the autumn of 1873.
Menu: Fish soup served with horseradish and croutons
A unique performance of Amanda Maier-Röntgen’s shimmering, lyrical Violin Concerto in D Minor from 1875, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s Claudia Bonfiglioli in the role of soloist, and the orchestra under the baton of Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo. Listen
The musicApproximate times
Dmitry Shostakovich Piano Trio No. 114 min
Amanda Maier-Röntgen Piano Trio27 min
- Joakim Svenheden violin
- Marie Macleod cello
- Martin Sturfält piano