Göteborgs Konserthus The Irresistible Cello

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Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stora salen
370-530 SEK Student 185-265 SEK

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Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto is a romantic masterpiece. Expressive music charged with lyrical melodic richness, elegance and longing passion. His countryman William Walton’s Symphony No. 1 provides a strong contrast with its emotional volcanic eruption.

While Elgar brings out the cello’s unique ability to convey both melancholic reflection and sincere desire, Walton’s symphony is a musical lava flow of suffering. The music is a powerful reflection of Walton’s stormy love affair with the Baroness Imma von Doernberg, who left him for the Hungarian physician, musician and art philosopher Tibor Csató in the early 1930s. The orchestra is led by the British conductor John Wilson, and the soloist is the acclaimed German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich.


Introduction to the concert

Take a seat in the Great Hall one hour before the concert begins and learn more about the music you will soon experience! A musician from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra gives you the stories behind the music, knowledge of the composers and own reflections on what it is like to play the classical pieces. The introduction last for about 30 minutes, it is free and free seating in the hall. Warm welcome!


Elgar Cello Concerto 30 min

Intermission 25 min

Walton Symphony No. 1 43 min


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7 September 2022 Musiken ger oss möjlighet att mötas, förstå och minnas.

Sten Cranner, Vd och konstnärlig chef för Göteborgs Symfoniker: I den stunden stod det så klart att musiken är ett gemensamt språk. Ett språk som låter oss uppleva all världens sinnesstämningar utan filter.

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