Juhani Lagerspetz

Juhani Lagerspetz made his debut with orchestra when he was just 13, when he played as soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto. He had begun his piano studies in his home town of Turku, and he then studied at the Sibelius Academy and the Leningrad Conservatoire. He has been highly successful in competitions (first prize in the Ilmari Hannikainen in 1975 and the Maj Lind in 1976). In 1982 he won a special prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Lagerspetz has collaborated with several major conductors, such as Arvid Jansons, Rudolf Barshai, Paavo Berglund and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In chamber music he has worked with the likes of Ida Haendel, Arto Noras and Truls Mørk. He has accompanied lieder singers Elisabeth Söderström, Stephen Genz and Camilla Nylund. In addition to playing dozens of piano concertos, Lagerspetz has performed in ambitious series of concerts, and has made numerous recordings for radio and international record companies.

Programme

Iisalmi Cultural Centre 14.00

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Sun
9.7.

5. Kontio School 18.15

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (1861)

Mon
10.7.

16. Kuhmo Arts Centre 20.15

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Overture on Hebrew Theme in C minor, Op. 34 for clarinet and piano quintet (1919)

Wed
12.7.

17. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Gebet, D. 815 for vocal quartet and piano (1824)

Thu
13.7.

22. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53 "Aurora" (1803-04)

Fri
14.7.

28. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Gustav Mahler (1860—1911):

Das Lied von der Erde (1908-09, arr. for chamber orchestra by A. Schönberg)

Sat
15.7.

35. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

Robert Schumann (1810—1856):

Faschingsschwank aus Wien: Phantasiebilder (Carnival Scenes from Vienna), Op. 26 for piano (1839-40)

Sun
16.7.

38. Kuhmo Arts Centre 15.15

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G, Op. 78 "Regenlied Sonata" (1878-79)

Mon
17.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Pajakka Hall 10.00

Introduction in Finnish

Tue
18.7.

Kuhmo Arts Centre/Pajakka Hall 10.00

Sergey Prokofiev (1891—1953):

Movements from Visions fugitives, Op. 22 for piano (1915-17)

Tue
18.7.

43. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

Overture from Egmont, Op. 84 for two pianos eight hands (1809-10)

Tue
18.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827):

9 Variations on a March by Dressler, WoO 63 for piano (1782) (age 12)

Sat
22.7.

64. Kontio School 17.15

Karol Szymanowski (1882—1937):

Three Myths, Op. 30 for violin and piano (1915)

Sat
22.7.