Photo: Nadja Sjöström
Symphony in Chamber Music Format
Philharmonic musicians perform music by Pejacevic and Shostakovich.
Sunday 24 October 2021 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
Croatian Dora Pejacevic (1885–1923) composed her first piano trio in 1902, and when she wrote the second one in C major eight years later, she had grown from a promising young artist into a mature composer. This late-Romantic, lyrical music offers a broad spectrum of atmospheres and emotions.
Is it possible to pack a symphony by Shostakovich into a conveniently pocket-sized format? Viktor Derevianko has done just that with the fifteenth symphony from 1971 – Shostakovich’s distinctive last symphony, which references, among other things, Rossini’s William Tell and the “fate” theme from Wagner’s the Ring of the Nibelung (the composer was working during a hospital stay; he did not have many years left).
The power and melodic density of an orchestra cannot be translated for a small ensemble, but the emotional essence can be extracted and using just a few instruments, the music can be articulated in a way that places certain sections in a new light. Violinist Seohee Min, second concertmaster of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, leads an ensemble that also includes cello, piano and three percussionists.
This concert will be recorded for Konserthuset Play and will be available from Sunday 31 October at 19.00.
The musicApproximate times
Dora Pejacevic Piano Trio in C major35 min
Dmitry Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 arr Viktor Derevianko46 min
- Seohee Min violin
- Josep Castanyer Alonso cello
- Stefan Lindgren piano
- Anders Haag percussion
- Daniel Kåse percussion
- Ulf Ewasson Liliansdotter percussion