Ludwig van Beethoven was born in 1770 in Bonn. Two hundred and forty three years later, in that same city, a pianist starts commissioning 250 pieces for piano for the 250th anniversary of the old master.
One of the leading composers of our time has given us yet another masterpiece, a concerto dedicated to violinist Vadim Repin and conductor Andres Mustonen.
– I’m a happy composer when I can compose, but to fight for that space in my life is strangely difficult, because of the success. And yet, of course, nobody can complain about things like that, says Kaija Saariaho.
«This is a production that enhances the importance of the Bergen International Festival» in the view of Bodil Maroni Jensen, referring to the oratorio La Passion de Simone.
After more than 30 years as a music journalist for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio programmes, I began working on a freelance basis in the autumn of 2015. With new