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Zemlinksy and Mendelssohn from the Baltic Sea Festival

The Swedish RSO perform works inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and Goethe at the Baltic Sea Festival, including Zemlinsky's The Mermaid and Mendelssohn's Walpurgis Night.

The Baltic Sea Festival. Penny Gore introduces more recordings from Stockholm summer music festival including today works inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and Goethe.
H C Andersen’s story The Little Mermaid is imaginatively interpreted by Alexander Zemlinsky in his colourful and atmospheric half hour long fantasy for orchestra. Premiered in 1905, the same year as The Mermaid, Debussy's “Symphonic sketches”, as he called La Mer, is a sonorous abundance of sound gaining inspiration from Javanese music,
Presented by Penny Gore.

Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau 'The Little Mermaid,' fantasy after Andersen
Bloch: Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque, B. 39
Debussy: La Mer

Truls Mørk (cello),
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Klaus Mäkelä (conductor)

at approx 3.35pm

Arvo Part: Tabula rasa
Harry Traksmann and Robert Traksmann (violins)
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor)

Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, op. 13
Swedish Radio Choir,Daniel Harding (conductor)

at approx 3.50pm
Mendelssohn: Die erste Walpurgisnacht 'Walpurgis Night'
Ingrid Tobiasson (contralto), Bernard Richter (tenor), Shenyang (baritone), Swedish Radio Choir and Swedish RSO, Daniel Harding (conductor)

Arvo Part: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tõnu Kaljuste

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Music Played

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Die Seejungfrau (The Little Mermaid) - Fantasy After Andersen

    Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Mäkelä.
  • Ernest Bloch

    Schelomo - Hebrew rhapsody for cello and orchestra

    Featured Artist: Truls Mørk. Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Mäkelä.
  • Claude Debussy

    La Mer

    Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Klaus Mäkelä.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Tabula rasa - concerto for 2 violins, strings and prepared piano

    Performer: Harry Traksmann. Performer: Robert Traksmann. Orchestra: Tallinna Kammerorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Friede auf Erden Op.13 for chorus

    Choir: Radiokören. Director: Daniel Harding.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Die Erste Walpurgisnacht Op.60

    Performer: Ingrid Tobiasson. Performer: Bernard Richter. Performer: S Shenyang. Choir: Radiokören. Orchestra: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Harding.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten for string orchestra and bell

    Orchestra: Tallinna Kammerorkester. Conductor: Tõnu Kaljuste.

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