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Zelfportret Klas Torstensson

Oct 4 2012

Although more than thirty years have passed since the Swedish composer Klas Torstensson moved to the Netherlands, many of his compositions are still inspired by the frozen landscape of the North Pole, such as Lantern Lectures IV and the opera The Expedition (which includesAnna’s Aria). Reminiscences of Swedish folk music are heard in his Pocket Size Violin Concertofrom 2010. In Self-portrait with percussion, an equally autobiographical work, Torstensson pays tribute to the idols of his youth: The Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Edgard Varèse and Iannis Xenakis. Torstensson expresses all these aspects of his life in a highly personal idiom that is uncompromising yet crystal clear. 

 

Artists

KLAS TORSTENSSON
Pocket size violin concerto, (Dutch premiière)  part I
Le Dolci Parole, from: In großer Sehnsucht
Pocket size violin concerto,
 part II and III
Aria van Anna, from: Expeditionen
Lantern Lectures Volume IV
Self-portrait with percussion

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
conductor 
Etienne Siebens 
soprano 
Charlotte Riedijk
percussion 
Joey Marijs
violin 
Joe Puglia

 

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Oct. 4 2012

Thursday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ