Glyptotekets sommerkoncerter -

Summer Concert: “Off-the-cuff Brilliance”

/ 17. September 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

“Off-the-cuff Brilliance”: Gustav Krogh Piekut

Once again, the Glyptotek will open the doors to a season of Summer Concerts in the beautiful Central Hall of the museum. Look forward to romantic, spell-binding, and festive tones performed amongst Roman gods and heroes by world class musicians.

“Piekut hits the sweet spot between technical accuracy and off-the-cuff brilliance.” This was BBC Music Magazine’s description of the pianist Gustav Krogh Piekut, who in this programme plays works by Debussy, Schumann and Rachmaninoff.

Debussy’s impressionist ‘Estampes’ (Prints) drifts colourfully among the pentatonic notes of Indonesian pagodas, the dreamy Moorish scales of Granada and a violent rainstorm in a French garden.

Schumann composed his ‘Fantasie in C’ during a tumultuous infatuation, referring to it as his most passionate work ever. With great complexity, the work expresses quivering passion, gentle affection and infinite longing.

Rachmaninoff’s epic Piano Sonata is driven by dramatic force, illustrating how brilliantly the composer could develop thematic material taken solely from the first ten seconds of the work.

Glyptotekets sommerkoncerter - Gustav Krogh Piekut

Gustav Krogh Piekut, piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Estampes, L. 100 (1903)
La soirée dans Grenade
Jardins sous la pluie

Robert Schumann (1810-1856).
Fantasie in C, Op. 17 (1836)
Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton
Mäßig. Durchaus energisch
Langsam getragen Durchweg leise zu halten

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36, rev. (1913/1931)
Allegro agitato
Non allegro – Lento
Allegro molto

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

Buy tickets here.
The ticket gives you admission to the whole of the Glyptotek on the day. Tickets are non-refundable, but may be passed on. Tickets can not be exchanged for another date.

Buy your season ticket here and enjoy free admission to the Glyptotek’s exhibitions, discount on events and other benefits.

About Summer Classical Music Festival at the Glyptotek
Experience the Summer Concerts every Sunday in August and September from 12 noon – 1pm. Behind this year’s star-studded program is concertmaster and court musician Julie Eskær and solo cellist of The Royal Orchestra Ingemar Brantelid.

Solistforeningen af 1921, Dansk Solistforbund, The Augustinus Foundation, Wilhelm Hansen Foundation and Knud Højgaard Foundation. Program notes by Marie-Louise Zervides.

Photo by Nils Krog Hansen.


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