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20 May - 03 June 2020

Schumann Resonance

with Andsnes, Eriksmoen & Friends

Past events:
The Romantic above all romantics in three casts.
When asked how he could compose such exquisite music, Robert Schumann explained, 'You write to become immortal, or because the piano happens to be open, or you've looked into a pair of beautiful eyes.'

To a great extent the German composer lived out the Romantic artistic ideal, in which music and poetry unite to create art on a higher plane. For long periods of his life he concentrated on a single genre at a time; in 1840, the year he married Clara Wieck, he composed almost 140 songs.

In this concert Mari Eriksmoen, soprano, and Leif Ove Andsnes, piano, perform songs from Myrthen (Myrtle – the shrub), Schumann's wedding gift to his wife.

Leif Ove Andsnes has long been the principal mentor in the Crescendo programme, which connects young classical musicians early in their careers with experienced artists, so that they may listen, learn and play together. In Håkonshallen Andsnes and Crescendo's string quartet perform Schumann's piano quintet, a great, exuberant work considered one of his finest. The programme also includes the chamber music work Stücke im Volkston (Five Pieces in Folk Style), performed by cellist Sandra Lied Haga and pianist mentor Andsnes.

This concert will also be broadcast on NRK and

Collage: Mari Eriksmoen (photo: Astrid Waller), Leif Ove Andsnes (photo: Gregor Hohenberg), Edvard Erdal (photo: Svein Ove Søreide), Amalie Stalheim (photo: Nikolaj Lund), Sonoko Miriam Welde (photo: Bård Gundersen), Sandra Lied Haga, Eivind Ringstad (photo: Nikolaj Lund).

Available minimum 30 days after first streaming. This service is offered by the Bergen International Festival. The music is reproduced with permission by TONO ( Unauthorized performance or copying is illegal.



​1 h


  • Leif Ove Andsnes piano
  • Sonoko Miriam Welde violin
  • Edvard Erdal violin
  • Eivind Ringstad viola
  • Amalie Stalheim cello
  • Sandra Lied Haga cello
  • Mari Eriksmoen soprano

Music by

  • ​Schumann


    • Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    • 5 Stücke in Volkston, op. 102
      1. Mit humor, «Vanitas vanitatum»
      2. Langsam
      3. Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
      4. Nicht zu rasch
      5. Stark and markirt


      From Myrthen, op 25

      9. Lied der Suleika

      4. Jemand

      3. Der Nussbaum

      1. Widmung

      Singet nicht in trauertönen, op 98a:7

      Frühlingsnacht, op 39:12


      Piano Quintet in E flat major, op. 44

      1. Allegro brillante

      2. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente

      3. Scherzo: Molto vivace

      4. Allegro ma non troppo

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica
Crescendois a mentoring program for young classical musicians under the direction of the Bergen International Festival, Barratt Due Music Institute and the Oslo Philharmonic. The project is supported by Trond Mohn, Bettina Ford Jebsen, Hans Peter Jebsen, The Savings Bank Foundation DNB, Dextra Musica and Talent Norway.


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