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Risor Festival of Chamber Music

Risor Festival of Chamber Music
RISOR  •  Ongoing
This yearís festival focuses on works of Robert Schumann and his contemporaries, Felix Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms. In addition, Norwegian composer Lasse Thoresenís works will be featured along with works by Toru Takemitsu, Kaija Saariaho and the late Alfred Schnittke

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will perform with violinist Gidon Kremer for the first time when Kremer appears in Risor with his renowned group, Kremerata Baltica. Kremer and Andsnes will play Schumannís Piano Trio No. 3, among other works. Andsnes will also perform the Schumann Piano Quintet.

Other highlights of the season include two memorial concerts in honor of Bernt Lauritz Larsen, founding director of the festival, who passed away in January 2004. The concerts include Shostakovichís String Quartet No. 15 and the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with Sabine Meyer, as well as a midnight concert with works by Bach and Schubert along with Takemitsuís Paths, written in memory of Witold Lutoslawski. These works will be played by musicians who have participated in past festivals, joined by participants in the current season.

Risor Festival of Chamber Music Web Site

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Tel: (47) 37 15 32 50

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