Lisa Larsson. Photo: Merlijn Doomernik
Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
Romantic music with the Swiss orchestra featuring soprano Lisa Larsson.
Thursday 22 October 2020 19.00Ends approximately 20.20
We welcome the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra to their first guest performance at Konserthuset Stockholm. The orchestra was founded in 1806.
Fanfare for the Common Man by American composer Aaron Copland, was written during World War II, in 1942. The piece was in part inspired by a speech made by Vice President Henry A. Wallace, in which he proclaimed the dawning of the ”Century of the Common Man”. Out of the 18 fanfares that were commisioned from American composers to open each concert at this time, only the fanfare by Copland has reached a more prominent place in the repertoire.
We will also hear internationally acclaimed Swedish soprano Lisa Larsson as the soloist in Berwald’s Traumreise song cycle, a dreamy journey through Europe arranged for orchestra by Rolf Martinsson.
Infused with melancholy anxiety, Brahms’ fourth symphony – which is also his last – is much darker than the preceding symphony. The fact that Brahms’ symphonic role model was Beethoven is well known and is also evident in the fourth symphony. But this does not mean imitation. The last movement is a unique and intimately coloured passacaglia, in which a recurring line of melody in the bass section forms the foundation for the dramatic, passionate finale.
The musicApproximate times
Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man3 min
Franz Berwald Traumreise on songs by Franz Berwald for soprano and orchestra arr Rolf Martinsson23 min
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 442 min
- Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
- James Gaffigan conductor
- Lisa Larsson soprano