Von Otter, Kuusisto and Forsberg

mon 4 mar 2019

Wednesday 27th March 2019, 20:15,
Muziekgebouw Amsterdam:

Von Otter sings Shakespeare

No broadcast date yet planned for this concert.

The recitals by the famous Swedish mezzo soprano Anne Sofia van Otter are always special. With her regular pianist Bengt Forsberg she’s always exploring lovely, unknown repertoire. This time it’s Jean Sibelius and Erich Korngold who benefit from her extraordinary performance. She also includes the unconventional Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto for instrumental miniatures by Tor Aulin. Kuusisto also plays a number of violin miniatures by Sibelius,  a real treat

Anne Sofie von Otter can deservedly call herself the grande dame of song. She made her name in the international opera world, but her great love for poetry means the song recital has always had a place in her life. Now that she rarely performs in operas it’s song recitals which bring her annually to international podia. Her choice of repertoire is always individual,  top quality and made from the heart. That’s what makes her recitals – she has often performed in the Muziekgebouw – always special.

19.30  / Grote Zaal / Voorprogramma

20.15  / Grote Zaal / Hoofdprogramma
Ralph Vaughan Williams Orpheus with his lute
Joseph Haydn She never told her love
Franz Schubert An Silvia
Michael Tippett Drie liederen uit The Tempest Suite
Erich Korngold Suite voor viool en piano ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Erich Korngold Under the Greenwood Tree (from Four Shakespeare Songs)
Erich Korngold Come away, Death / Adieu Good man devil / Hey, Robin (uit Songs of the Clown)
Jean Sibelius Kom nu hit, död / Hållilå, uti storm och regn (from Twelfth Night op. 60)
Jean Sibelius Scène de danse op. 116 nr. 1 for violin and piano
Jean Sibelius Auf der Heide op. 115 nr. 1 voor violin and piano
Jean Sibelius Mazurka op. 81 nr. 1 voor violin and piano
Tor Aulin Idyll / Humoresk / Vaggvisa (from Watercolours voor violin and piano)
Anoniem Willow Song
Rufus Wainwright When Most I Wink (Sonnet 43) / A Woman´s Face (Sonnet 20)
Benjamin Britten Welcome wanderer (uit A Midsummer Night´s Dream)
Benjamin Britten Fancie


Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo soprano
Pekka Kuusisto violin
Bengt Forsberg piano