Christian Grøvlen is an improvising and composing pianist, with a large and varied repertoire. As director of the composers' homes in Bergen, Grøvlen is responsible for Siljustøl, among other things, and it is precisely Harald Sæverud's masterful Piano Concerto from 1950 that will be on the program in the Aula. Despite the fact that Sæverud must be considered one of Norway's most important composers ever, the work is a long way from being a standard work for pianists. We can safely call it an event again to hear this energetic and colorful concert in a Norwegian concert hall!
Playing under Munch's murals invites to magnificent orchestral music, and Norwegian Radio Orchestra and conductor Ingar Bergby crown the concert with Tchaikovsky's last symphony. The nickname Pathétique suggests the strong emotions, contrasts and depths that are soldered in the composer's most recent great works. He barely manages to direct the first performance in 1893, before dying just nine days later.
Harald Sæverud: Piano Concerto
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique
Conductor: Ingar Bergby
Christian Grøvlen - piano
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Fri, March 4, 2022 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Grøvlen and Bergby
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