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Musikalsk galskap

27 May
2017
Sat
20:30

Øvre Bulls Plass BERGEN

Onsale date:
Start Thu, 01-12-16 10:00

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Event information

Event information

THE NORWEGIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA THROUGH 40 YEARS
Mad songs
A world premiere with inspiration from the madhouse.


The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra continues its 40th anniversary celebrations in Logen Theatre with a programme presenting an orchestra in constant development.

Total musical madness is the theme of the second concert of the evening. Music and words paint a historical picture of a time we can be glad is past. In the seventeenth century there was a fascination with the abnormal, and the bourgeois spectators paid to watch the occupants of mental asylums such as London’s infamous Bedlam. Composers capitalised on this public fascination in their musical themes. Georg Philip Telemann’s tells the story of Don Quixote’s attack on the windmills. Alongside Peter Maxwell Davies's work Eight Songs for a Mad King the description of madness covers a perspective of over several hundred years.

The Chamber Orchestra also performs Bach’s double concerto for two violins in D minor, with Terje Tønnesen and Daniel Bard as soloists.

The Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

Terje Tønnesen leader




GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN (1681–1767)

Don Quixote Suite, TWV 55:G10




Terje Tønnesen soloist
Daniel Bard soloist
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1658–1750)
Concerto for two violins and strings in D minor, BWV 1043

Christian Eggen conductor

Nils Harald Sødal tenor

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES (1934–2016)

Eight Songs for a Mad King

Programme changes: Soprano Eir Inderhaug has unfortunately become ill and has had to cancel her appearance. The previously announced programme has been updated above to reflect this change.


Norwegian Society of Composers 1917–2017

In celebration of 100 years!

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