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Borisova-Ollas and Tchaikovsky

This spring at Berwaldhallen, discover Victoria Borisova-Ollas! Global star Martin Fröst performs her critically acclaimed Clarinet Concerto, a piece inspired by ancient Egypt, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The title of the concerto, Golden Dances of the Pharaohs, reveals the background of the piece: we have gotten to know the remnants of the powerful Egypt, but their sounds have been lost in time. What did their voices sound like? What about their music and dances? Mendelssohn wrote concert overture Meeresstille and Glückliche Fahrt to two poems by Goethe at the age of 19, and gives the image of a calm and sultry, but successful sailing trip. Tchaikovsky depicts the destiny of the unhappily in love Francesca da Rimini, described by Dante in The Divine Comedy.

Konsertens rubrik, Golden Dances of the Pharaohs, avslöjar verkets bakgrund: Vi har lärt känna kvarlevorna efter det mäktiga Egypten, men deras ljud har gått förlorade i tiden. Hur lät deras röster? Hur klingade deras musik och deras danser? Konsertouvertyren Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt efter två dikter av Goethe skrev Mendelssohn som nittonåring och framkallar bilden av en stillsam och tryckande, men lyckosam seglats. Tjajkovskij skildrar den olyckligt kära Francesca da Riminis tragiska öde som Dante beskrev i Den gudomliga komedin.


Concert length: 1 h 15 min