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A Week in Sweden

Georgia Mann with a week of concerts from Sweden: Daniel Harding conducts the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in music by Berwald, Schumann & Strauss, plus Mahler from Gothenburg.

Georgia Mann launches a week of concerts from Sweden. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and their British Music Director Daniel Harding scale the heights in mountain-inspired music by Berwald, Schumann and Strauss; and Susanna Malkki conducts Mahler in Gothenburg.

Franz Berwald: Reminiscences of the Norwegian Mountains
Robert Schumann: Manfred, Op 115 (highlights)
Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Daniel Harding

c. 3.50pm
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Susanna Mälkki

Coming up later in the week:
- Tuesday's programme is entirely conducted or composed by women and features Handel's oratorio The Triumph of Time and Disillusion conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm and starring Sandrine Piau.
- Opera Matinee on Thursday is a controversial production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov from Gothenburg Opera with British bass Clive Bayley in the title role.
- On Friday Daniel Harding conducts his Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in an enormous Mahlerian Symphony by probably the most controversial composer ever to be born in Sweden, Allan Pettersson.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Franz Berwald

    Reminiscences of Norwegian Mountains

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Robert Schumann

    Highlights from Manfred, Op 115

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Richard Strauss

    An Alpine Symphony

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ah! perfido

    Singer: Camilla Tilling. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 4 in G major

    Singer: Camilla Tilling. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Susanna Mälkki.

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