Aleksandra Dovgan. Photo: Oscar Tursunov
Members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
Livestream: Classics with Ton Koopman
A young piano phenomenon in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and music by Mozart and Roman.
Wednesday 12 May 2021 19.30Ends approximately 20.45
The young Russian pianist Alexandra Dovgan is exceptionally talented. She was born in 2007 and has already performed at many of the most prestigious venues, including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Berliner Philharmonie. World-renowned pianist Grigory Sokolov elevates her to new heights and she has performed solos with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and the symphony orchestra at the Moscow Conservatory, where she is still a student. Here, she will play Beethoven’s charming and elegant Piano Concerto No. 2.
The conductor will be Baroque specialist Ton Koopman, who will lead the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in music by Johan Helmich Roman – often referred to as the father of Swedish music. And with good reason. After travelling through Europe, where he was influenced by Handel and Italian music, he returned to Sweden and built up our increasingly rich musical scene. He is best known for Drottningholm Music, but here, we will hear one of his most beautiful, elegant, and melodically vivid sinfonias.
Just like Roman’s Sinfonia, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 begins with a slow section that transitions into an allegro. Mozart composed the symphony in the autumn of 1783, after visiting friend and patron Count von Thun in Linz, where he also organised a concert. Because he had not taken any music with him on the trip, in just two days he composed this symphony which, naturally, is called “Linz”.
The musicApproximate times
Johan Helmich Roman Sinfonia in G major BeRI 156 min
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 36 "Linz"30 min
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 229 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Ton Koopman conductor
- Alexandra Dovgan piano