A Nordic Piano Tour: Bengt Forsberg
20 October 2018, 17:30
The legendary Swedish pianist Bengt Forsberg takes us on a whirlwind tour of Nordic piano music, including works by Jón Leifs, Rued Langgaard, Emil Sjögren, Agathe Backer Gröndahl and Selim Palmgren.
N.B. A 'Nordic Day Pass' is available to purchase for £60 which will enable you to attend all talks and concerts (excluding meals) at the festival on 20th October 2018. Please book your Day Pass here: https://www.oxfordlieder.co.uk/event/896
Jón Leifs (1899 - 1968)
Agathe Backer Grøndahl (1847 - 1907)Serenade (Op. 15) from Three Pieces
Rued Langgaard (1893 - 1952)
Emil Sjögren (1853 - 1918)Prelude and Fugue in D minor (Op. 39)
Selim Palmgren (1878 - 1951)Humorous Dance (Op. 35 no.1)
- Spring Night (Op. 22) from Finnish Lyric
- Waltz from East Finland (Op. 22) from Finnish Lyric
- Evensong from Finnish Folksongs
- Wedding March (Op. 39) from Summer of the North
PianistBengt Forsberg studied at the Gothenburg School of Music and Musicology, where he first majored in organ, whereafter, in 1978, he received his diploma as piano soloist. Although he often appears as soloist with major symphony orchestras in Sweden and Scandinavia, much of his renown is focused on his work as a chamber musician, both in Sweden and abroad – as soloist as well as together with other prominent instrumentalists, such as cellists Mats Lidström and Andreas Brantelid and violinist Nils-Erik Sparf. His collaboration with... Read Full Biography
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The 17th Oxford Lieder Festival will celebrate a rich tapestry of music, words and performance in European song. Our Grand Tour of song will showcase the pinnacles of the repertoire while exploring wider cultural and geographical influences. International stars, prize-winning young artists and a wide range of concerts and other related events will take us on this beguiling journey. View the ...