Classical Hour
Vasily Petrenko
Øyvind Torvund
Sergej Prokofjev

Classical Hour: Petrenko dirigerer Prokofjev

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Classical Hour: Petrenko dirigerer Prokofjev

Vasily Petrenko is conducting when Sergei Prokofiev looks back in his Symphony No. 7 and Øyvind Torvund looks into the future in his Two Symphonic Poems.

Øyvind Torvund (b. 1976) wrote Two symphonic poems for the Oslo Philharmonic, which premiered them with Vasily Petrenko in 2019. The first poem is called Morning in the forest− a scene where the forest wakes up to idyllic birdsong but is gradually taken over by traffic and noise. Torvund wants to create an organic soundscape in the music without using authentic sounds from nature. The second piece, A Trip into the Future, begins with a march and a whistled melody that illustrates that someone is going on a trip. On the way, the walkers meet robots and many more unknowns.

Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953) left his native Russia during the revolution in 1917. After almost 20 years in the West, he returned as a famous composer. During the Second World War, he experienced great success, but after the war, Stalin sharpened his hard line towards artists, and Prokofiev lived his last years in fear, in poor health and poor. Symphony No. 7 from 1952 is reminiscent of Prokofiev's ballets Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet and has been interpreted as a nostalgic look back at the composer's childhood.

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  • Øyvind Torvund Symphonic Poems
  • Sergei Prokofiev Symfoni No. 7

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Classical Hour
Vasily Petrenko
Øyvind Torvund
Sergej Prokofjev

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