Members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
From the New World
Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts music by Lidholm and Dvorák.
Wednesday 24 November 2021 18.00Ends approximately 19.00
Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste’s exceptional versatility has led to major accomplishments on the international scene. He has also had a close relationship with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra for decades.
Here, he will conduct music by Ingvar Lidholm, one of Sweden’s foremost composers, who would have turned 100 years old this year. Greetings from an Old World was composed for the Clarion Music Society in New York in 1976 for the United States Bicentennial. A key ingredient of the piece is Heinrich Isaac’s song of wandering, Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen.
From Lidholm’s old world to the new world – yet another greeting from Europe to the US: Dvorák’s symphony “From the New World”, composed while he was a professor of composition in the US, has become one of the world’s most played and popular symphonic works. The piece is an exquisite fusion of Dvorák’s musical roots from the Czech Republic with sounds from America.
The musicApproximate times
Ingvar Lidholm Greetings (from an old world)16 min
Antonín Dvorák Symphony No. 9 ’’From the New World’’44 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Jukka-Pekka Saraste conductor