Oslo Philharmonic / Truls Mørk / Klaus Mäkelä

Tchaikovsky: The Storm / Dutilleux: Cello Concerto / Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

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Klaus Mäkelä
Klaus Mäkelä © Kaupo Kikkas
Truls Mørk
Truls Mørk © Johs Boe

Literary inspiration

Klaus Mäkelä is something of a wunderkind among today’s conductors. Born into a musical family, the native of Finland was appointed principal conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic at the age of 24 and will soon be starting his new job with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In addition to his conducting work, Mäkelä also possesses great virtuosity on the cello, making him a colleague of Truls Mørk’s, one of Norway’s most prominent artists and, needless to say, a close associate of the capital’s orchestra for many years.

Tonight, Truls Mørk can be heard as the soloist in Henri Dutilleux’s sensuous cello concerto »Tout un monde lointain...«, which the French composer wrote for Mstislav Rostropovich in 1970. The Russian composers Piotr Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov likewise found inspiration in poetry and literature. After his concert overture »Romeo and Juliet«, Tchaikovsky wrote incidental music to another Shakespeare play in 1872: »The Storm«. Rimsky-Korsakov in turn spirits us off to the fairy-tale world of the »Arabian Nights« in his symphonic suite »Scheherazade«, a score abounding in echoes of Oriental music.


Oslo Philharmonic

Truls Mørk violoncello

conductor Klaus Mäkelä


Piotr I. Tschaikowsky
The Storm / Symphonic Fantasia after William Shakespeare, Op. 18

Henri Dutilleux
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra »Tout un monde lointain...«


Benjamin Britten
Canto primo - Fuga - Lamento / aus: Suite für Violoncello solo op. 80

– Interval –

Nikolai Rimski-Korsakow
Scheherazade / Symphonic Suite, Op. 35


Modest Mussorgsky
Hopak / aus der Oper »Der Jahrmarkt von Sorotschintzi«

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with Vincent Dahm (in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

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