Lecture Recitals

Venue: Bispegaarden, Aarhus
Fredensgade 36

Lecture recitals are lectures featuring musical examples and short performances (typically excerpts and single movements of larger works).

Thank you to our collaborator, FOF Aarhus, for making this series possible.


DKKR 80,- each (at entrance or online – see below)
Package with all lecture recitals: DKKR 350,- (Buy package)
Package with all lecture recitals and all Festival Concerts: DKKR 650,- (Buy package)

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(Discount for students, members of Aarhus Musikorforening and lectures and students at FOF, Aarhus)

August 23, 14.30
By Steven Dann (professor, Glenn Gould School, Toronto)
About George Benjamins Viola/Viola.
With Michel Camille, viola
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August 24, 14.00
By Anne Sophie Andersen (DMA candidate, Stony Brook University, New York)
Developments in writing for the violin. From Bach to the music of our time.
Examples from works by Bach, Bartók and Andersen.
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August 26, 14.00
By Henrik Brendstrup (professor, Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus)
Developments in writing for the cello – Danish composers in the modern era.
Examples from works by Nordentoft, Nørholm, Holmboe, Nørgaard and Abrahamsen.
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August 27, 14.00
By Philip Setzer (professor, Stony Brook University. Emerson Quartet)
Bartóks writing for string quartet.
String Quartet no. 3, with additional examples from other quartets.
With participants from the Quartet in Residence program
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August 29, 14.00
By Eugene Drucker (Emerson Quartet)
Narrative in music: Music with text settings for voice, tone painting and purely instrumental music inspired by narrative.
Drucker: Suite for Violin and Piano, inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets and excerpts from Hamlet. Additional examples from chamber music by Mendelssohn, Berg, Shostakovich and Bartók.
With Jocelyn Ho, piano
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