Alfvén, Scriabin, Raff
Bengt Forsberg, Tobias Ringborg, Ylvali Zilliacus and Mats Lidström
In the festival's opening concert, we'll introduce three of the six composers whose anniversaries constitute this year's festival theme. Among them Hugo Alfvén (1872–1960) is the central figure. His breakthrough work, the violin sonata, is surrounded by piano music by Aleksandr Scriabin (1872–1915) – the same age as Alfvén but completely different from him in tonal language – and Joachim Raff's (1822–1882) big piano quartet.
• Scriabin: Preludes. Bengt Forsberg
• Alfvén: Violin Sonata in C minor op. 1. Tobias Ringborg and Bengt Forsberg
• Raff: Piano Quartet in G major op. 202:1. Bengt Forsberg, Tobias Ringborg, Ylvali Zilliacus and Mats Lidström.