Nov 10, Nov 11 2022

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra

Hillborg, Jolivet, Dvorak


Hillborg Sound Atlas 

Jolivet Trumpet Concerto No. 2 


Dvorák Symphony No. 7 



Anja Bihlmaier conductor

Per Ivarsson trumpet
Antonín Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 encompasses both exhilaration and outbursts of joy, melancholy and contemplation. In this concert it is joined on the programme by French composer André Jolivet’s fanciful Trumpet Concerto and the magical sounds of Anders Hillborg’s Sound Atlas.Dvorák composed his seventh symphony after hearing Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, which he found to be a musical vitamin injection. But even if Dvorák drew inspiration from his mentor Brahms, who was eight years his elder, this music is completely unique and very personal. The symphony begins in a dull and mysterious manner but then blossoms into exuberant joy. The slow movement is pure and natural, the third movement is a melancholic scherzo, and the finale is a true outburst of joy.André Jolivet’s Trumpet Concerto is charmingly melodic, sonorously piquant and masterful. This evening it is performed by Per Ivarsson, principal trumpet of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.Trumpetaren Per Ivarsson med sin silvriga trumpet i handen.Swedish composer Anders Hillborg has a wide field of activity – he writes orchestral, choral and chamber music as well as film music and pop music. On this occasion we meet his Sound Atlas, described by the Financial Times as: ”Music of the far expanses of the universe, haunted by the otherworldly sound of the glass harmonica. If Stanley Kubrick came back to remake 2001 and needed a soundtrack, Hillborg would be his man.” Exciting!

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