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