Schubert & Strauss
February 12, 2020
Experience the music of Schubert, Nielsen and Strauss at the popular festival lunch-concert at Kulturhuset.
We will introduce you to Schubert's masterpiece for piano quintet, well known under it's nickname "The Trout". The piece is written for piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Young Schubert wrote this piece at the age of 22, but it was not published until 1892, one year after his death. The popular name of the quintet, "The Trout", came because the fourth movement is musically variations on another well-known piece by Schubert, for voice and piano, with the same name, "The Trout".
The danish composer Carl Nielsen wrote the Serenata in vano in the year of 1914, in occasion of the Royal Theatre's tour in the Danish provinces.
The figure Till Eulenspiegel is an old German peasant folk hero, which Richard Strauss composed a tone poem based on, telling the tale of Eulenspiegel and his merry pranks. You can hear this clearly in the music, going from light and bright to the very end where Till is caught and being punished for his tricks.
Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegel (in arrangement for small ensemble)
Carl Nielsen, Serenata in vano, quintet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, cello and double-bass
Franz Schubert, Piano Quintet
1 - Allegro vivace, 2- Andante, 3 - Scherzo: Presto, 4 -Andantino - Allegretto, 5 - Allegro giusto
With musicians from Arctic Philharmonic.
Photo: Yngve Olsen / Arctic Philharmonic