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046 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2015 FOU N DAT I ON S Trio Wanderer Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian violin Raphaël Pidoux cello Vincent Coq piano Trio Wanderer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827) Trio in B flat major, op. 11 GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845–1924) Trio in D minor, op. 120 PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893) Trio in A minor, op. 50, 'à la mémoire d'un grand artiste' Sponsered by DNV GL FOU N DAT ION S The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross m BERGEN DOMKIRKE DAT E / T IME Friday 29 May at 19:30 HÅKONSHALLEN 1:15 DAT E/ T I M E Monday 08 June at 19:30 D U RAT IO N 2:00 including interval OT H ER Introduction in Norwegian by Gunnar Danbolt at 18:55 T IC KET * Full price: 400 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount A leading French ensemble with a passionate and elegant concert progr amme. This French trio has experienced numerous successes since their inception over 25 years ago, and their discography is extensive. They took the name Wanderer to emphasise their love of Schubert and German romantic music, but the ensemble has a broad repertoire and a distinct urge to explore. We join them this evening on a journey through the music of Beethoven, Fauré and Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky dedicated his A minor Trio to his close friend and mentor Nikolai Rubenstein, who died in 1881. The composer's beautiful melodies carry us through a variety of moods, ending with a mighty funeral march. 'The Wanderer Trio performs these works with all the Romantic expression they deserve, tempered with admirable musical intelligence', wrote The Strad on Wanderer's most recent CD, which includes the Tchaikovsky trio. Early in their career Trio Wanderer feared Beethoven and other great masters: 'You are a child, and masterpieces are like a father you look up to. However, as time goes on you learn to play freely. That is the greatest thing,' cellist Raphaël Pidoux explained to the Danish magazine Klassisk. This is commonly considered to be Haydn's most emotional work. Many composers have been inspired to attempt to express the Passion in music. OT H E R The text recital is performed in Norwegian. T IC K E T * Full price: 290 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount The work was originally commissioned for a performance about the crucifixion in the great cathedral in the Spanish city of Cádiz in 1783. It is based on seven utterances made by Christ before dying on the cross, and culminates in a dramatic finale, described in the Bible as the earthquake which occurred as Jesus yielded up his spirit. 0 47 Ensemble Allegria with Ane Dahl Torp & Lawrence Power In the name of love. m H Å KON SH A L L E N DAT E / T IME Thursday 04June at 19:30 DU RAT ION DU RAT ION m Meditations on the Passion of Christ. B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 5 1:40 including interval OT H E R The text recital is performed in Norwegian. T IC K E T * Full price: 400 Under 30: 150 *Festival card: 40 %–30 % discount During the poignant performance in Cádiz the bishop recited the seven texts to a musical accompaniment. At this Bergen International Festival performance Gunnar Stålsett, a former Bishop of Oslo, will recite the texts, accompanied by the chamber orchestra of the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic (NOSO) led by Henning Kraggerud. He is one of Scandinavia’s most sought-after musicians, frequently appearing as a soloist with leading orchestras in Europe and North America. The Song of Solomon, or Song of Songs, to give it its Hebrew title, consists of songs in praise of love. For the world premiere to be performed at this concert, one of the best-known actors in Norway, Ane Dahl Torp has collaborated with the composer Nils Henrik Asheim. They have selected texts in which the woman tells of her longing, her tenseness, her sensuality and how she becomes 'faint with love'. The Norwegian string Ensemble Allegria took its name from the Italian word for merriment and joy, and the twenty musicians aged 20 to 26 put emphasis on their joy of making music together. They also appear on stage with the celebrated viola player Lawrence Power, who has been described as a 'player of poise, elegance and individuality'. Ensemble Allegria Ane Dahl Torp recitation Lawrence Power viola JOHN DOWLAND (1563–1626) (arr. Lawrence Power) Flow My Tears If My Complaints Could Passions Move BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976) Lachrymae for Viola and Strings, op. 48a NILS HENRIK ASHEIM (1960–) Norwegian Arctic Chamber Orchestra Henning Kraggerud musical director Gunnar Stålsett reciter Eg søv, men hjartet vaker (I sleep, but my heart is awake) World premiere HERBERT NORMAN HOWELLS (1892–1983) Elegy for Viola, String Quartet and String Orchestra JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809) ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG (1874–1951) The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, orchestral version, HobXX/1b Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 Sponsered by DNV GL 046 W W W.FIB.N O W W W.F IB.N O 0 47