Brantelid plays Dvořák

  • 10. Nov » 19:30 Eldborg | Harpa 2.500 - 7.200 kr.
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  • Program

    María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir Aequora
    Antonin Dvořák Cello Concerto
    Jean Sibelius Symphony no. 2

  • Conductor

    Yan Pascal Tortelier

  • Soloist

    Andreas Brantelid

Swedish-Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid is only 29 years old but has been counted among the Nordic region's most popular cellists for a decade. He won the Eurovision Young Musicians contest in 2006 and received the Danish Crown Prince Couple's Prize in 2009. He plays a Stradivarius cello made in 1707, and his inspired playing is a perfect complement to Dvořák's concerto, which is one of the most popular works in the genre, with its superabundance of memorable melodies. 

Symphony no. 2 is one of the cornerstones of Sibelius' works. Sibelius wrote most of it in Italy in 1901 and, in a letter to a friend in Finland, said that he was infatuated with the new piece and simply could not tear himself away from it. Later he called the symphony “a confession of the soul”. No Nordic symphony has ever achieved the worldwide popularity of this grandiose, ecstatic work.