17 April: Concert: The young Sæverud

Sunday, 17 April, 13:00: We will be celebrating Harald Sæverud’s 125th anniversary at Siljustøl Museum with a rare performance of his youthful piano sonata by Ole Christian Haagenrud.

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As a twenty-four-old student in Berlin, Harald Sæverud wrote his stormy and uncharacteristically virtuoso piano sonata in G minor. It stands apart from the style the mature Sæverud came to embody in his music. 

It is not often we have the chance to hear this sonata, and it is a great pleasure that Ole Christian Haagenrud will present it at Siljustøl this afternoon. In addition we will be treated to late masterpieces by Beethoven and Mozart, two of Sæverud’s idols. 

About the artist 
Ole Christian Haagenrud is one of most sought-after young pianists in Norway. He is in demand as both a chamber musician and accompanist, and he performs regularly at major festivals in Norway and abroad. 

About the Sæverud Anniversary
In 2022 it is 125 years since the composer Harald Sæverud was born. This will be commemorated throughout the year with several concerts in the composer’s home Siljustøl, with music by Sæverud and other composers.

Concert in Storstuen at Siljustøl Museum 
Sunday 17 April at 13:00
Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) 

Klaversonate i Ess-dur, Hob. XVI/49, L.59,
- Allegro 
- Adagio e cantabile
- Finale: Tempo di Menuet

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): 

Klaversonate i E-dur op 109 
- Vivace ma non troppo — Adagio espressivo 
- Prestissimo 
- Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo,  

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) 

Rondo i D-dur K 485 

Harald Sæverud (1897-1992): 

Sonate i g-moll op. 3 
- Allegro maestoso – presto con fuoco 
- Pastorale 
- Allegro molto e agitato 



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  • 17. April 2022

Ole Christian Haagerud