Photo: Nadja Sjöström
Soup Concert with French Horn and Piano
Music by Alfvén and Nielsen and two world premieres.
Friday 23 September 2022 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 280 SEK, balcony without lunch 125 SEK. Entrance from 11.30 am.
Markus Maskuniitty has been horn soloist and section leader of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 2007. Maskuniitty regularly appears as a soloist and in various chamber music contexts, here together with pianist Martin Sturfält, who performed at Konserthuset’s large Stenhammar Festival in autumn 2021.
This concert presents music from two national composers. This year marks 150 years since the birth of Hugo Alfvén, who is considered Sweden’s great composer. At this concert, we hear his emotional Notturno Elegiaco for horn and piano. Canto Serioso, by Danish Carl Nielsen, was originally composed as an audition piece for the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen to fill the position of low hornist. Nielsen makes use of the low register of the horn, as well as the sonorous mid range, thus demonstrating the full charm of the instrument.
We also hear no less than two world premieres! Two Pieces for Horn and Piano is composed by British Piers Hellawell (born 1956), and I Remember River Clear by Swedish Albert Schnelzer (born 1972), who was also featured at Konserthuset’s Composer Weekend in 2017.
Menu: Creamy tomato soup with olive oil and sundried tomatoes. The soup is served with sourdough bread, crisp bread, whipped butter and cheese, as well as a drink, coffee/tea and a small biscuit. All soups are lactose- and gluten-free. Notify us of any special dietary requests when making your booking.
The musicApproximate times
Carl Nielsen Canto serioso for horn and piano4 min
Piers Hellawell Two Pieces for horn and piano9 min
Hugo Alfvén Notturno elegiaco ’’Elegy’’ for horn and piano7 min
Albert Schnelzer I Remember River Clear for horn and piano6 min
Aleksandr Skryabin Romance for horn and piano3 min
- Markus Maskuniitty french horn
- Martin Sturfält piano
- Piers Hellawell composer
- Albert Schnelzer composer