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19.30

Canceled: Elvira Madigan with Andsnes

Purchased tickets will be refunded.

Canceled: Elvira Madigan with Andsnes

Purchased tickets will be refunded.

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This concert is unfortunately canceled. Purchased tickets will be refunded. Comprehensive handling may take time, but all ticket buyers will be contacted by mail. Thanks in advance for understanding and patience. If you have any questions, please contact our ticket office: biljett@gso.se, +46(0)31-7265300.
Irresistible Mozart gems, including the C major Piano Concerto, K 467, well-known from the Bo Widerberg movie Elvira Madigan, with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra led by Leif Ove Andsnes from the piano.

The spring of 1785 was hectic for Mozart in Vienna. He welcomed a string of students in the spacious but often untidy flat at Domgasse 5 in central Vienna. Further to that, he arranged his own subscription series of concerts including new piano concertos.

At the first of these he played the dramatically dark No 20 in D Minor. Immediately after that he immersed himself into the work of the next concert, which would make a sharp contrast to the previous one. No 21 in C Major is sublimely balanced, majestic and warm. Piano and orchestra melt together elegantly, but it is also one of his most virtuosic concerts. After the theme of the slow movement was used by Bo Widerberg in his 1967 movie, the piano concerto is often called “Elvira Madigan”.

Soloist, leading the orchestra from the piano: Leif Ove Andsnes

Introduction to the concert

A free introduction in the main hall one hour prior to the concert, with musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Programme


Mozart Piano Quartet No. 1
24 min


Mozart Piano Concerto No 20
32 min


Intermission
25 min


Mozart Piano Concerto No 21
29 min


Participants


Gothenburg Symphony

The Gothenburg Symphony, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Barbara Hannigan and Christoph Eschenbach are principal guest conductors since 2019. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. During his celebrated tenure as music director (2007-2012), Gustavo Dudamel took the Orchestra to major music centres and festivals in Europe, making acclaimed appearances at BBC Proms and Vienna Musikverein. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on gsoplay.se. The orchestra has been involved in many prestigious recording projects, the latest one the complete Sibelius Symphonies with Santtu-Matias Rouvali for Alpha Classics. Earlier, the orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland.


Leif Ove Andsnes piano


Sara Trobäck Violin


Lars Mårtensson viola


Claes Gunnarsson cello


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