Chamber concert: Beethoven Septet

Chamber concert: Beethoven Septet

Wednesday 20 September

Universitetsaulaen

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Wednesday 20 September 19:30

Add to calendar 2017-09-20 19:30:00 2017-09-20 22:30:00 Europe/Oslo Chamber concert: Beethoven Septet Universitetsaulaen Beethoven’s beautiful septet, a humorous trifle by Carl Nielsen and a trio by Sibelius introduce this season’s chamber music series. http://harmonien.no/english/concerts-and-tickets/2017/09/chamber-concert-beethoven-septet/ See description Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester post@harmonien.no

Beethoven’s beautiful septet, a humorous trifle by Carl Nielsen and a trio by Sibelius introduce this season’s chamber music series.

We are proud to invite you to this season’s first chamber music concert with seven of our own musicians in the University Aula. On the programme is included Beethoven’s Septet from 1799, described as the most beautiful septet ever written. This kind of divertimenti and serenades were extremely popular among the aristocracy at the time, and were used as classical muzak to accompany elegant garden parties and dinners. 

Carl Nielsen was asked by a former colleague to compose a piece for the same instruments as in Beethoven’s septet, because he was going on tour with that particular piece. Nielsen wrote alight and humorous piece which tells the story about the suitor who, in different ways, tries to lure the beautiful girl out on the balcony without succeeding. In other words, they have played in vain, or in vano!

The concert begins with Sibelius’ only trio for strings from 1894.