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Genre: Chamber music

Beethoven and Szervánsky

Three philharmonic musicians play American, English, Hungarian and Norwegian music.

A highly varied concert with a great deal of unusual music: newer works to begin with, and slightly older twentieth-century Hungarian and Norwegian music after intermission. Augusta Read Thomas (born 1964 in New York) was inspired by a poem about courage by the thirteenth-century Persian poet Jalal al-din Rumi. Rumi Settings for violin and viola can therefore be seen as a song without words. Anna Clyne (born 1980 in London) composed the playful Hopscotch for flute with inspiration from folk melodies and classic children’s games.   

Endre Szervánsky (1911–1977) was a composer and teacher (including of Hungarian-Swedish Ákos Rózmann). He is overshadowed, but was also inspired by, his fellow countrymen Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály. Like them, he used folk music in his compositions. We hear the trio from 1951.

Norwegian composer Bjarne Brustad (1895–1978) was both a top violinist and viola player, and he composed a number of orchestra pieces – among which we find nine symphonies. Here, a duo from 1931 is performed: Capricci is written for violin and viola, the instruments he of course knew first hand.

Three philharmonic musicians play American, English, Hungarian and Norwegian music.

Sunday 29 January 2023 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

210 SEK

A highly varied concert with a great deal of unusual music: newer works to begin with, and slightly older twentieth-century Hungarian and Norwegian music after intermission. Augusta Read Thomas (born 1964 in New York) was inspired by a poem about courage by the thirteenth-century Persian poet Jalal al-din Rumi. Rumi Settings for violin and viola can therefore be seen as a song without words. Anna Clyne (born 1980 in London) composed the playful Hopscotch for flute with inspiration from folk melodies and classic children’s games.   

Endre Szervánsky (1911–1977) was a composer and teacher (including of Hungarian-Swedish Ákos Rózmann). He is overshadowed, but was also inspired by, his fellow countrymen Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály. Like them, he used folk music in his compositions. We hear the trio from 1951.

Norwegian composer Bjarne Brustad (1895–1978) was both a top violinist and viola player, and he composed a number of orchestra pieces – among which we find nine symphonies. Here, a duo from 1931 is performed: Capricci is written for violin and viola, the instruments he of course knew first hand.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Anna Clyne Hopscotch for flute solo
    5 min
  • Bjarne Brustad Capricci for violin and viola
    11 min
  • Ludwig van Beethoven Serenade in D major for flute, violin and viola
    24 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Augusta Read Thomas Rumi Settings for violin and viola
    9 min
  • Endre Szervánszky Trio for flute, violin and viola
    23 min
  • Participants

  • Seohee Min violin
  • Vicki Powell viola
  • Anna Riikonen flute

Sunday 29 January 2023 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

210 SEK