Berwald, Strauss and Schumann

Fresh winds are blowing in Berwaldhallen with three symphonic poems, all with a strong connection to clear blue skies and mountain tops beautifully enveloped in clouds! The cherry on top of the cake: Richard Strauss’ Alpine Symphony.

Mahler’s passing in 1911 inspired Strauss to reassume work on An Alpine Symphony, which he had begun twelve years earlier. Despite the name, the single movement piece is not a symphony, but depicts a day’s hike in the mountains, from sunrise to night-time. Lord Byron’s ghost story Manfred also takes place in the mountains, and has been interpreted by both Tchaikovsky, and, like here, by Robert Schumann. Franz Berwald’s Memory of the Norwegian Alps is one of his most national romantic pieces, full of longing, and with a clear inspiration from folk songs.


The concert on February 9th was unfortunately cancelled. If you had a ticket, please contact us and we will help you-



The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra serves as a symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden. Regardless of where you live you can listen to the orchestra’s concerts through the Swedish Radio’s broadcasts or on their website, and several concerts are also shown on Swedish Television. The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is one of the best and most versatile orchestras in Europe – perhaps even in the world. Every year they perform well-loved works from the classical repertoire as well as new music by exciting contemporary composers such as Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Magnus Lindberg and Unsuk Chin. In addition they perform music from popular films and computer and video games and collaborate with leading jazz, pop and rock artists in a constant endeavour to develop and to break new ground.

Concert length: 2 h 15 min incl. intermission