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)
Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
Schnell und spielend
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881). Pictures at an Exhibition (1874)
IV. The Old Castle
VII. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
VIII. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle
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
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