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Crescendo Jansen, Weilerstein, Biss octet
CRESCENDO: 
Octets with Jansen, Weilerstein, Biss & Young Soloists

A star-studded octet celebration in Troldsalen.

Janine Jansen, violin, Jonathan Biss, piano and Alisa Weilerstein, cello are joined by young Norwegian musicians on the cusp of their careers to perform some of the greatest string Octets ever written – a rare occurrence in an intimate concert venue such as Troldsalen! (Click here to see all 2017 Crescendo concerts.)

Mendelssohn was only sixteen years old when he composed his string octet. 'Its youthful verve, brilliance and perfection make it one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music. […] Not even Mozart at the age of 16 produced anything to rival its chutzpah', wrote music critic Conrad Wilson.

The octet finds musical company in Schumann's Piano Quartet, which contains one of his most heart-rendingly romantic melodies, and Shostakovich's two pieces for string octet, of which the composer claimed the Scherzo '… is the very best thing I have written.'



Janine Jansen violin 

Guro Kleven Hagen violin 

Edvard Erdal violin 

Ludvig Gudim violin 

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad viola

Michael Grolid viola

Alisa Weilerstein cello

Kian Soltani cello

Jonathan Biss piano



ROBERT SCHUMANN (1910–1856)

Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 47



FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809–1847)

String Octet in E flat major, op. 20



DIMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906–1975)

Two Pieces for Strings Octet, op. 11



Return transport included:

Departure from Strandkaien (Tourist information/Food Hall) at 12:00. Return from Troldhaugen kl 14:30


FARES
Full price400.00  
With Festival Card290.00  
Under 30 years150.00  
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Supported by The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica and Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation. Crescendo is a mentoring programme for young classical musicians and a joint venture between the Bergen International Festival, Barratt Due Institute of Music and Oslo Philharmonic. The project is supported by Trond Mohn, Bettina Ford Jebsen, Hans Peter Jebsen, The DNB Savings Bank Foundation, Dextra Musica and Talent Norway.
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