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Concert length: 1 h 30 min incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
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Anders Eliasson’s Third symphony for saxophone and orchestra halts the listener mid-step , with its spirited and expressive solo part – played by the talented Anders Paulsson.

Contrasting with French colours: Lili Boulanger’s melancholy D’un soir triste and Debussy’s musical La mer (The Sea), a salty and vivid depiction of waves and wind, light and shadows. Three composers, three temperaments, but a common feeling for the magic of music.

Programme

Eliasson Symphony No 3 "Sinfonia Concertante" 26 min

Intermission 25 min

D’un soir triste was the last piece of music that Lili Boulanger was able to score by hand. In fact, the writing on the manuscript becomes ever weaker and more indistinct, until it’s difficult to make out the notes. It was left to her sister Nadia to add articulations and dynamics, using the chamber versions as a guide. But now the curtain was closing. Lili dictated one last work to Nadia, the Pie Jesu, as Paris was being bombarded by German artillery. She put every last bit of self into it, her harmonic ambiguity, her intense lyricism, and her sense of the transcendent. Then, after receiving her last rites, she died peacefully in her sleep. It was March 15, 1918. Lili Boulanger was 24.

Debussy La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques 22 min

Participants

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Johannes Gustavsson conductor

Anders Paulsson sopransaxofon

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