Bergen International Festival 2019 English catalogue FiB Katalog EN 2019 lowres single pages - Page 54

054 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 FOU N DAT I ON S Astrid Nordstad & Christian Grøvlen m T RO L D H AU G E N T RO L D SA LE N DAT E/ T I M E Sunday 02 June at 19:30 D U RAT IO N 1:00 T IC KET Standard: 430 Senior: 387 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 344 BT Fordel: 322​ T RAN SP O RT Transport included in ticket, see p. 14. Grieg’s poignant Haugtussa songs in eastern European company. Astrid Nordstad, mezzo-soprano, comes to the Bergen International Festival from the Norwegian Opera, where she is an intern this season, along with Christian Grøvlen, piano. In Troldsalen they perform works by Dvořák, Bartók and Grieg. ‘Like Grieg’s music, Dvořák’s is imbued with national romantic elements. The Czech mas- ter combines Slavic passion, virtuosity and AD D I T I O N A L IN FO RM ATI O N warmth. Bartók continues in the aesthetic of Astrid Nordstad and both Dvořák and Grieg, but with sharper edges, Christian Grøvlen are more intense rhythms and raw expressivity,’ also performing in Løo in Bekkjarvik says Christian Grøvlen. Friday 31 May at 19:00, see p. 69. Nordstad and Grøvlen received third prize in the 2017 Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition for their programme, which included Grieg’s Haugtussa. nature and her love for young Jon. Grieg paints with a broad brush, and the work is arguably one of his most beautiful,’ the pianist claims. Astrid Nordstad mezzo-soprano Christian Hundsnes Grøvlen piano ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK (1841–1904) Gypsy Melodies, op. 55 BÉLA BARTÓK (1881–1945) Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz. 71, BB 79 EDVARD GRIEG (1843–1907) Haugtussa, op. 67 Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and Anders Sveaas’ Charitable Foundation ‘Haugtussa is a highlight in the art of lied – a moving story of Veslemøy’s mystical bonds with 054 #FE STSPILLEN E19