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Fanny & Felix

Foto: Mattias Ahlm

Musical talent tends to run in families. Felix Mendelssohn was a prodigy comparable only to Mozart and became one of history’s most brilliant composers. His sister Fanny, older by four years, was an equally precocious, prodigiously gifted child, and whose natural development as a composer and pianist was first nourished, then hindered by her father and her gender, and eventually by her early death. She composed more than 450 works but lived under the shadow of her brother throughout her life, with several of her works published under Felix’s name. This evening, we make room in the programme for her music – next to some of the works by her brother. 


In addition to the works of the Mendelssohns, the NCO takes you on a journey through many different musical landscapes. While the Mendelssohns are extroverted in their expression, Bach, Hindemith and Gubaidulina are meditative. Hindemith's Trauermusik takes on a surprisingly romantic musical language, 

Tuesdat 7 March 7pm

Universitetets Aula


Felix Mendelssohn

String Symphony No. 12 in g-minor

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chorale 'Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit'

Paul Hindemith


Sofia Gubaidulina

Meditation on 'Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit'

Fanny Mendelssohn

String Quartet in E-flat major 


Malin Broman guest director / viola / violin

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