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Calendar / Camarada
Sunday January 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Camarada unveils the essence of the Nordic spirit through music of Grieg, Nielsen, Sinding, Sibelius and Ole Bull. The music of these composers evokes the fjords, mountains, valleys and vast horizons of the Nordic landscape. Grieg himself said, “I have used…rapidly changing pictures and surprise alternations, just like the spirit and landscape of our beloved Norway.” Camarada’s smorgasbord of offerings includes Nielsen’s Quintet for Winds, which is considered one of the finest compositions in the woodwind quintet repertoire. British biographer Robert Simpson writes, “Nielsen’s fondness of wind instruments is closely related to his love of nature, his fascination for living, breathing things.” Grieg is well represented in this Nordic feast with a quintessentially Romantic piano trio and a rustic folk-song medley. Upon hearing, you will soon fall in love with Sinding’s Romanze and Sibelius’ charming piano Impromptu. From melancholy to jubilant – this celebration of the Nordic landscape is bursting with contrast and color.
Music of Scandinavia: Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Christian Sinding and Ole Bull
woodwind quintet, violin, cello, piano