Nordic Inspirations

04 August 2018


Saturday 18:00 / Stormen Konserthus


WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Adagio and Fugue in C minor K.546

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major K. 297b

FRANZ SCHUBERT: Songs - Romanze from Rosamunde, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Die Forelle, Im Abendrot, An Silvia, Erlkönig, Nacht und Träume

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony no.1 in C major op.21

  • Concertmaster Matthew Truscott
  • Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter
  • Oboe Lucas Macías Navarro
  • Clarinet Vicente Alberola
  • Bassoon Guilhaume Santana
  • Horn José Vicente Castello Vicedo


Attesting to the versatility and virtuosity of the MCO, Mahler Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Matthew Truscott leads the orchestra in this programme, and MCO musicians take on the solo roles in the Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major K.297b.

Swedish mezzo-soprano and festival artist in residence, Anne-Sofie von Otter, reunites with the MCO to sing a selection of Schubert Lieder arranged for mezzo-soprano and orchestra. These seldom-performed orchestral accompaniments of Schubert Lieder were transcribed for orchestra by such compositional greats as Benjamin Britten, Max Reger, Hector Berlioz, and Schubert himself.

An interesting note: both the first and final pieces of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra orchestral programme in Bodø were influenced by Dutch-born Austrian diplomat and music patron, Baron Gottfried van Swieten (1733-1803). Upon his return to Vienna in 1781, Baron van Swieten brought with him music from his posting at the Prussian court of Frederick the Great, including the fugues of J.S., C.P.E. and W.F. Bach, as well as works from G.F. Handel. Both Mozart and Beethoven, each in their time, attended his Sunday music salons. Mozart wrote his first fugues in this period and Beethoven dedicated his First Symphony to Baron von Swieten.

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05 August 2018 Bodø

Sunday 20:00pm / Valnesfjord kirke

Works by: Johann Sebastian Bach, Luciano Berio, Johannes Brahms

With: Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra