Thursday, September 9. Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in a magnificent concert where Bach, Beethoven and Sibelius meet the sounds of today. Celebrated pianist Terés Löf interprets a part of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32, and star violinist Johan Dalene plays the prelude from Bach’s third Partita for Solo Violin. In Anders Hillborg’s Kongsgard Variations and Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Fog, we’ll meet two contemporary reflections of Beethoven and Bach. The concert ends with Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2. Today’s talk is broadcast from Denmark’s national library, the Black Diamond, where author Carsten Jensen meets Berwaldhallen’s Josef Beltzikoff in a conversation about Jensens latest book, Øvelser i afsked: en coronakrønike (Exercises in Saying Goodbye: a Corona Chronicle). Is it possible to find strength for collective change in a personal loss? All the talks of the festival are shown on a screen in Berwaldhallen, in English, and can also be experienced on Berwaldhallen Play.