A cult work of modern music
The piece, composed in 1912, was commissioned by the Berlin actress Albertine Zehme, and it combines the modern musical idiom of its time, cabaret, and commedia dell’arte. The unreal atmosphere of the work is produced by the soprano’s Sprechstimme style, in which the singer’s use of voice is constantly somewhere between singing and speaking.
The concert programme also features works by Alessandro Scarlatti and Maurice Ravel, which complete and soften the profound but often twisted world of Pierrot lunaire.
At the beginning of the concert, the senior researcher at Ateneum, Anu Utriainen, talks about the interdisciplinarity of modernism.
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725): Cara Tomba (arranged by Artturi Rönkä)
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937): Le Tombeau de Couperin (arranged by Artturi Rönkä)
Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951): Pierrot lunaire op. 21
Tuuli Lindeberg, soprano
Henriikka Teerikangas, conductor
Johanna Kärkkäinen, flute
Gil Shaked-Agababa, clarinet
Elias Lassfolk, violin
Valerie Lassfolk, viola
Sirja Nironen, cello
Minttu Siitonen, piano
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