Happy and proud to announce that I’m soon going to be soloist in an exciting series of performances, a coproduction between Malmö Opera House and Skånes Dansteater. Mozart’s Requiem is going to be staged and choreographed! Première on November the 16th!
Sara Swietlicki, soprano
Ayala Zimber, mezzo
Timothy Augustin, tenor
Stefano Olcese, bass
Malmö Opera Chorus
Malmö Opera Orchestra
Olof Boman, conductor
Örjan Andersson, choreographer
Rolf Hepp, guest dancer
Bente Lykke Møller, set and costume designer
Ulrik Gad, light designer
A dive into the past! I was 20 years old when I wrote this romantic piano piece. When my piano teacher listened to it she exclaimed: “Oh wow, it really sounds like the death of a hero!”. So that’s how the title was found
I have slightly modified this “song without words” before the recording (a few details in the piano accompaniment in the middle section and the finale). There is a bit of Beethoven, of Chopin, of Paganini in this ”Death of a Hero” but there is also a lot of myself and I consider this work, in many ways, as my ”Opus One”, the first composition I was proud indeed to have written.
A special thank you to Elisabeth Boström for playing it so beautifully!! It is a pleasure and a great emotion to hear my music played so well!!
Score on sale here: https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/la-morte-di-un-eroe-death-of-a-hero-digital-sheet-music/21319188
Here is the YouTube link to my composition “Quasi una Mazurka” for violin and piano:
I originally written this piece in F minor and for piano solo in 2013. Even though I have always loved its melody, I felt something was missing. Then I met and got friend with Anders Hjortvall (a very talented Swedish violinist who has also been the soloist in my previous recording, “Skåne”) and I arranged and slightly modified the music for violin and piano. Now I clearly feel that this music was always meant to be a violin melody
You can find the score for sale here: