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Today Nov 15 our Martin Sturfält plays chamber music: Four Premieres by Maria Lithell Flyg.

Maria Lithell Flyg found inspiration in the work of four women poets when she composed her four songs, which are also included on an album that is to be released in autumn 2022. She gives voice to the rumbling volcano in Greta Sundberg’s “Bestigning”, the breathless silence on a starlit night as evoked by Edith Södergran in “Stjärnor”, the passion in Karin Boye’s “Du är min renaste tröst” and the fragility of life in Wisława Szymborska’s “Nära ögat” (“Wszelki wypadek”). All four songs will be performed for the first time together with the neo-classical cello piece Exhale in which the cellist and composer Johanna Sjunnesson has borrowed fragments and segments from Bach’s Prelude in G. Several composers, including Paganini, have found inspiration in Beethoven’s Gassenhauertrio in which the theme of the third movement in turn has borrowed elements from an opera by Joseph Weigl that people often whistled on the streets (Gasser) of Vienna.

Written By
Göran Eliasson
15 november 2022