– Dvořák – From the New World
No other symphony contains so many melodies of such great quality like Dvořák’s wonderful symphony no. 9, From the New World. The new world was the USA where the composer lived for three years to try and help bring American music education to the same level as European standards and Dvořák wrote her wonderful melodies split between being homesick for her beloved Böhmen and a fascination of the great continents foreign tones. Dvořák’s generous melodies will, during this concert, be relieved by our very own Carl Nielsen and his lively concerto using his own instrument, the violin, which, with its own contrasts, brings a beautiful testimony to the composed artistic personality. In a letter to his wife, the sculptor Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen, he describes the last movement’s folk music-inspired teaser as “a kind of half-sweet, half-merry, weak movement, almost without a will but good and endearing like a warm, lazy smile during its best moments. Would you like that?” She did, and so did people in contemporary times as well as violinists all over the world. For this concert we will experience the young, Danish, award winner from The Carl Nielsen International Competition of 2019, Anna Egholm, as she embraces Nielsen’s many musical facets.