LIFE OR DEATH

18.00 Slottshallen at Tjolöholms Slott

Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde and in particular the prelude to the opera changed the course of musical history for ever. Schubert’s Death and the Maiden string quartet, another great work fixated on the idea of death, takes its name from one of his own songs that he used as a theme for the quartet’s masterful set of variations – its impact on the listener remains as powerful today as it must have been then. As a foil to all this emotional angst we hear the life-affirming music of Beethoven and Dvorák. Beethoven used his first three piano trios to launch himself as a composer – this daring debut was to be the first step towards superstardom.
The concert will be recorded by Swedish Radio P2 

120 minutes including interval  Tickets

Artists: 

Kungsbacka Piano Trio
Chiaroscuro Quartet
Stockholm Syndrome Ensemble 

Programme: 

Richard Wagner                                             Prelude from Tristan och Isolde
Ludwig van Beethoven                              Pianotrio Op.1, no.1 

Interval 

Antonín Dvorák                                             Notturno
Franz Schubert                                               String Quartet n0.14 (Death and the Maiden)