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Marathon: Northern Romanticism – Song recital by Miah Persson and Magnus Svensson

February4, 8:00 P.M.
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Wilhelm Stenhammar:
I skogen
Four Swedish Songs, Op. 16 – 4. Fylgia
Two Songs from 'Idyll and epigram' Op. 4b – 2. Flickan knyter i Johannenatten; 1. Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte
Songs and Moods, Op. 26 – 4. Jungfru blond och jungfru brunett

Gösta Nystroem:
Nystroem: Själ och landskap – Nos. 1 (Vitt land), 2 (Önskan), 3 (Bara hos den)

Jean Sibeliusbio:
Seven Songs, Op. 13 – No. 4 (Våren flyktar hastigt)
Five Songs, Op. 37 – No. 1 (Den första kyssen)
Six Songs, Op. 36 – No. 3 (Bollspelet från Trianon)
Six Songs, Op. 36 – No. 4 (Säv säv susa)
Five Songs, Op. 37 – No. 4 (Var det en dröm?)

Edvard Griegbio:
Melodies of the Heart, Op. 5 – No. 1 (To brune øjne)
Five Poems, Op. 26 – No. 3 (Den Ærgjerrige)
Five Poems, Op. 26 – No. 1 (Et håb)
Four Romances, Op. 15 – No. 4 (Modersorg)
Five Poems, Op. 26 – No. 3 (Den Ærgjerrige)
Twelve Songs, Op. 33 – No. 9 (Ved Rondane)
Four Songs from ‘The Fisher Maiden’, Op. 21 – No. 4 (Tak for dit råd)



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The event is about 45 minutes long.

About the event

Every year since 2008, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest have put on an all-day marathon production, most of them presenting the very best work of a given composer, with a series of consecutive concerts running from morning until late in the evening in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall and the Festival Theatre. From Bach and Brahms to Bartók and Bernstein, many outstanding composers have already been the protagonists of these days – Beethoven, for example, twice. The 2024 marathon, however, pays tribute to the Scandinavian masters, inviting the audience to Northern Europe, often described as harsh, but rich in wonderful landscapes and natural treasures. The late Romantic northern composers – such as Grieg, Nielsen and Sibelius, from Norway, Denmark and Finland, respectively – proclaim the beauty of their homelands, their folk traditions and their ancient beliefs with exquisitely crafted compositions, quite a few of which will be on offer at Müpa Budapest on 4 February.

The artistic directors of the series are Iván Fischer and Csaba Káel.

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