Elvekjær Plays Pictures from an Exhibition and Kreisleriana

/ 21. August 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Don’t miss the award-winning Danish pianist, Jens Elvekjær playing Schumann and Mussorgsky.

The concert begins with Schumann’s romantic  Blumenstück, followed by Kreisleriana – a dramatic fantasy in eight movements. Schumann drew inspiration from a character from the works of the writer E.T.A. Hoffmann: the insane, brilliant conductor Johannes Kreisler. The work expresses his unpredictable personality so vividly that the composer’s future wife Clara exclaimed: “Sometimes your music actually frightens me, and I wonder: is it really true that the creator of such things is going to be my husband?”

The concert concludes with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, which features virtuoso descriptions of artworks by Viktor Hartmann.

Robert Schumann (1810-1856).
Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op. 19 (1839)
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 (1838)
Äußerst bewegt
Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
Sehr aufgeregt
Sehr langsam
Sehr lebhaft
Sehr langsam
Sehr rasch
Schnell und spielend

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)
I. Promenade
II. Gnomus
III. Promenade
IV. The Old Castle
V. Bydło
VI. Promenade
VII. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
VIII. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
IX. Catacombs
X. Cum mortis in lingua mortua
XI. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yaga)
XII. The Great Gate of Kiev


Jens Elvekjær – piano

The ticket includes admission to the museum throughout the day. Take the opportunity to explore the Glyptotek either before or after the concert. You can also enjoy lunch in Picnic. Remember to book a table here.

Adults: DKK 180
Under 27/Students: DKK 140
Season ticket holders: DKK 140
Under 18: DKK 110

You can buy tickets via Billetto here.

The ticket gives you admission to the whole of the Glyptotek on the day.
Tickets are non-refundable, but may be passed on.

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Our sincere thanks for generous support from 
Soloist Association of 1921
Danish soloist Confederation
Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
Augustinus Fonden
Knud Højgaardfond
Copenhagen Music Committee


Glyptoteket's exhibitions present artworks and cultural-historical objects.

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Enjoy a delicious lunch at "Picnic" overlooking the Glyptotek's beautiful Winter Garden.