'Darkness and sentimentality are musical qualities that have always appealed to me. Sibelius offers plenty,' says Norway's great mezzo-soprano.
Randi Stene has juxtaposed Sibelius with works by Grieg, Rachmaninov and Korngold in what she refers to as a dream programme.
'The repertoire in this concert reflects me where I am now. It is a programme in which I can use the experience I have acquired,' says Randi Stene, who made her international breakthrough at the Châtelet Opera in Paris in 1993.
Randi Stene, mezzo-soprano, who has appeared at the Bergen International Festival several times, is a professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music, and has long been a member of the Royal Danish Opera soloist ensemble. Her repertoire encompasses classical mezzo roles and newly-written works, and as a concert soloist she has appeared at the Salzburg Festival and Edinburgh Festival.
In Håkonshallen she is accompanied by pianist Bengt Forsberg, who has collaborated for many years with the renowned Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.
Randi Stene mezzo-soprano | Bengt Forsberg piano
EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907) 4 songs, op. 2
The Maid of the Mill (Chamisso)
Closely Wrapped in Misty Billows (Heine)
I Stood Before Her Portrait (Heine)
What Shall I Say? (Chamisso)
NIKOLAI MEDTNER (1880–1951) Sagor, from Two Tales op. 20 (solo piano)
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873–1943)
O ne grusti op. 14:8
V molchan'i nochi taynoy op. 4:3
Ditya! Kaktsvetok ty prekrasna op. 8:2
Duma op. 8:3
Ona, kak polden', khorosha op.14:9
Vesenniye vody op. 14:9
ERICH W KORNGOLD (1897–1957) Entr'acte from the opera Das Wunder der Heliane (solo piano)
4 Abschiedslieder op. 14:
Dies eine kann mein Sehnen nimmer fassen (Edith Ronsperger)
Mond, so gehst du wieder auf (Ernst Lothar)
Gefasster Abschied (Ernst Lothar)
Mariettas Lied from Die Tode Stadt
JEAN SIBELIUS (1865–1957) Romance in A major from Ten Piano Pieces op. 24 (solo piano)
Hjärtats morgen op. 13:3
Den första kyssen op. 37:1
Till Frigga op. 13:6
Våren flyktar hastigt op. 13:4
Sen har jag ej frågat mera op. 17:1
Jägargossen op. 13:7
Men min fågel märks dock icke op. 36:2
Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte op. 37:55
- Last Updated: 03/02/2018
- Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
Mon, May 28, 2018 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Randi Stene & Bengt Forsberg
- May 28, 2018
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