Katowice, Poland - Festival Katowice Culture Nature - Adams, Schumann, Nielsen

14may7:30 pmKatowice, Poland - Festival Katowice Culture Nature - Adams, Schumann, Nielsen

Event Details

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Edward Gardner, conductor
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Robert Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor
Carl Nielsen, Symphony No. 4 ‘The Inextinguishable’

Programme Note
We start with orchestral pyrotechnics – the breath-taking Short Ride in a Fast Machine (1986), by the American composer John Adams. Then comes Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto (1841–1845) – a Romantic escapade in which the boundaries of forms and genres are broken and crossed. In this fantasy piece, the composer encoded the history of his tumultuous love for Clara Wieck, who gave the Concerto’s first performance. At our festival, it will be played by the Norwegian master of the pianoforte Leif Ove Andsnes, whose memorable performance in 2018 left us with the dream – now fulfilled – of hearing him once again. After the interval, we will hear Carl Nielsen’s ‘Inextinguishable’ Fourth Symphony (1914–1916), extolling music as the expression of an insatiable and unquenchable will to live, capable of overcoming all obstacles and setbacks.



(Saturday) 7:30 pm


NOSPR Katowice Concert Hall

plac Wojciecha Kilara 1, 40-202 Katowice, Poland

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