Verdi’s Requiem

The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra brings out the biggest drum in a requiem for our time. This “opera in church dress” requires great expressions with choir and soloists. Giuseppe Verdi could set tumult, fury and regret like no one else. Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts.

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Enjoy Sibelius' beloved work

Sibelius: Symphony No 2

Early in the spring of 1901, Jean Sibelius was in the small town of Rapallo on the west coast of Italy, and it was there that he began his second symphony.

Classical Curiosities: Sibelius

Reflections on the emotional person and the colourful character Jean Sibelius, who moved between euphoria and despair but wrote orchestral music that thrills listeners to this very day.

Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter

Sibelius has charged his musical imagination with plenty of intensity and bright colours, well matched by the sounds of the Gothenburg Symphony and soprano Anu Komsi.

Sibelius: Symphony no 6

The music was written in the early 20th century and revolves around both natural mysticism and bold influences from the continent.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4

With Sibelius’ fourth symphony, we enter historic ground. The symphony has been on the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire for over 100 years.

Sibelius: Valse triste

A world wide hit conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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Verdi’s Requiem

Can you experience history’s most dramatic requiem without getting the shivers? Feel the power of one of history's most powerful choir pieces!

Mariam The Believer

A multifaceted artistic experience with Mariam Wallentin, who offers improvisation, pop and soul together with a chamber ensemble.

Sibelius: Symphony No 2

Early in the spring of 1901, Jean Sibelius was in the small town of Rapallo on the west coast of Italy, and it was there that he began his second symphony.

Classical Curiosities: Sibelius

Reflections on the emotional person and the colourful character Jean Sibelius, who moved between euphoria and despair but wrote orchestral music that thrills listeners to this very day.

Sibelius: Pohjola’s Daughter

Sibelius has charged his musical imagination with plenty of intensity and bright colours, well matched by the sounds of the Gothenburg Symphony and soprano Anu Komsi.

Sibelius: Symphony no 6

The music was written in the early 20th century and revolves around both natural mysticism and bold influences from the continent.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 4

With Sibelius’ fourth symphony, we enter historic ground. The symphony has been on the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire for over 100 years.

Sibelius: Valse triste

A world wide hit conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali

“Many opportunities to create your own voice”

Listen to a captivating interview where double bassist Markus Lang talks about Kaija Saariaho's work Folia.

Saariaho: Folia

Principal double bass player Markus Lang performs Folia in a visually stunning presentation, filmed especially for GSOplay.

Step into the world of Kaija Saariaho

Saariaho: Folia

Principal double bass player Markus Lang performs Folia in a visually stunning presentation, filmed especially for GSOplay.

Saariaho: Maan varjot (Earth’s Shadows)

Enjoy the acclaimed Earth’s Shadows by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (1952-2023) with renowned French organist Olivier Latry as soloist.

“An absolute super power”

Listen to a captivating interview where Oliver Latry talks about the composer Kaija Saariaho and the piece Maan Varjot (Earth’s Shadows).

Saariaho: Oi kuu

The recently deceased composer Kaija Saariho was famous for her operas, but also wrote innovative chamber music. In this duet we get to travel to the moon.

Interviews & features

Classical Curiosities: Sibelius

Reflections on the emotional person and the colourful character Jean Sibelius, who moved between euphoria and despair but wrote orchestral music that thrills listeners to this very day.

“Many opportunities to create your own voice”

Listen to a captivating interview where double bassist Markus Lang talks about Kaija Saariaho's work Folia.

“An absolute super power”

Listen to a captivating interview where Oliver Latry talks about the composer Kaija Saariaho and the piece Maan Varjot (Earth’s Shadows).

“Fantastic to bring this piece to our audience”

Enjoy an interview in which Peter Jablonski talks about the emotions from when he himself heard Grażyna Bacewicz's music for the first time

“My mother would have loved the programme”

Listen to a captivating interview where conductor Barbara Hannigan talks about the importance of a dramaturgical thread through the music.

“Nothing written for piano and orchestra sounds exactly like this”

Lyssna till när pianist Leif-Ove Andsnes talar om sin kärlek för Debussy och verket Fantasi för piano och orkester.

Fagerlund talks about Drifts

Listen as Sebastian Fagerlund talks about his piece Drifts.

“I like sounds you can’t identify”

Anders Hillborg talks personally about his work and about his composing. Sound Atlas has wowed critics and audiences alike.

“I’m a stage animal”

Nina Stemmes talks warmly about the relationship with the audience, about the desire to be on stage and about the challenge of singing Wagner.

“There is alot more darkness in this piece”

Ryan Bancroft talks about his love for Zemlinksy's Die Seejungfrau, which he performed with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Selected favorites for you

Music in All Saints’ Time

There is time to remember those who have left us. We light candles and are reminded that life is not forever and that the loss can be great.

Bartók: String Quartet No. 4

He was restless, determined and full of energy, usually with a cigarette hanging from his lips. In his exploration of Balkan folk music, the Hungarian Bela Bartók built a bridge between tradition and the present.

Mendelssohn: Octet for strings 

When Mendelssohn finished his octet at the age of 16, he had already written 13 symphonies for string orchestra, several extensive concertos, chamber music and smal-scalel operas.

Mozart: Piano Quartet No 1

GSOplay Sessions - the small format provides a magical presence in this piano quartet.