Photo: Nadja Sjöström
Soup Concert with viola and piano
Music by Jennifer Higdon and Robert Schumann.
Friday 2 December 2022 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 280 SEK, balcony without lunch 125 SEK. Entrance from 11.30 am.
Jennifer Higdon (born 1962) is among the most acclaimed American composers today, and has won a Pulitzer Prize and multiple Grammy Awards. Her music has been performed on several occasions at Konserthuset. Higdon has explained that she has leaned towards the tradition of the sonata for viola and piano, for example Paul Hindemith, who composed a great deal for his instrument, the viola, but also works she played herself (on flute) by Stravinsky and her fellow American, Copland.
Dichterliebe is a celebrated song cycle by Robert Schumann, but the music is performed here in an arrangement for viola and piano. The viola, with its rich and expressive colours, replaces the human voice in the song. Listeners who are familiar with Dichterliebe may still be able to hear Heinrich Heine’s words through the notes: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai …
We hear Nadine Jurdzinski from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s viola section perform here with renowned pianist Love Derwinger, who has appeared worldwide and alternates soloist performances with chamber music.
The musicApproximate times
Jennifer Higdon Sonata for viola and piano18 min
Robert Schumann Dichterliebe op 48, version for viola and piano32 min
- Nadine Jurdzinski viola
- Love Derwinger piano