Schumann and Schubert

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28 Apr 2022 » 19:30 » Thursday Eldborg | Harpa 2.900 – 8.500 kr.
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  • Program

    Galina Ustvolskaya Symphonic Poem no. 2
    Robert Schumann Cello Concerto
    Franz Schubert Symphony no. 9

  • Conductor

    Eva Ollikainen

  • Soloist

    Kian Soltani

Described by The Times as “a remarkable cellist and by Gramophone magazine as “sheer perfection”, Kian Soltani first drew worldwide attention in 2013, when he won first prize in the International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki. Since then his career has taken flight, with performances in Carnegie Hall and a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. While in Iceland, Soltani performs Robert Schumann’s lyrical and passionate Cello Concerto, written towards the end of the composer’s life.

Franz Schubert’s Symphony no. 9 showcases the composer at his best, with pride of place given to his light touch and his gift for melodic writing. Ironically enough, this magnificent piece was never performed in public during Schubert’s lifetime. In fact, it was Robert Schumann who, nine years after Schubert’s death, found the score in a pile of old papers, drew attention to it, and ensured that it was performed.

 The programme also features a fascinating orchestral work by Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya, a student and one-time lover of Shostakovich. She lived in penury in Leningrad, writing a small number of works that were seldom if ever performed, but in recent years she has gained increasing recognition as one of the hidden gems among Soviet composers. 

Passionate Romanticism in a performance by one of the world’s leading cellists.