In the 19th century, most Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish composers received their musical education abroad. One of the most important institutions in this case was the renowned Leipzig Conservatory which was attended by Niels Gade and Edvard Grieg to name but two, while Berlin, where Franz Berwald and Jean Sibelius studied, played a similarly important role. This Philharmonic Salon follows in the footsteps of these Nordic composers. With the theme “The ʻVikingsʼ in Germany”, Thomas Thieme reads texts by Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, and August Strindberg among others. The music is provided by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Cordelia Höfer (piano).
Thomas Thieme speaker
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Cordelia Höfer piano
Götz Teutsch programme supervision
The “Vikings” in Germany
Music by Franz Berwald, Jean Sibelius, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Ture Rangström, Niels Gade, Edvard Grieg and other composers
Texts by Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, Hermann Bang, August Strindberg and other authors