Concert: Carl Arnold in good company

Concert in Troldsalen with musicians from Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Thursday 9 May at 19:30. 

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Like Beethoven after him, Mozart played the viola. 

When pitted against the sweeter, higher toned violin, the instrument drew music of particular poignancy from Mozart, who understood the less obvious abilities of the instrument better than most. Mozart’s exquisite Duo for Violin and Viola opens this concert and is immediately followed by Beethoven’s final piano trio, whose solemn introduction soon gives way to lightheartedness as Beethoven toys with a well known tune.

At this performance in the spectacular concert hall at Troldhaugen, members of the orchestra finish with a work steeped in the Viennese school of Mozart and Beethoven. Carl Arnold was raised in Mozart’s publisher’s house before making a career in Oslo. While his music carries a certain severity reminiscent of Beethoven’s and a Mozartian elegance, his Grand Sextour of 1825 is all his own – and absolutely worthy of the ‘grand’ label.


Dag Anders Eriksen, violin
Jutta Morgenstern, violin
Hans Gunnar Hagen, viola
Reinis Birznieks, cello
Ben Nation, cello
Gregory Koeller, double bass
Torleif Torgersen, fortepiano

A collaboration with Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Duo for violin and viola

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Trio, ten variations over Wenzel Müllers lied ‘’Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu’’

Carl Arnold (1794-1873)
Grand Sextour

Tickets and booking

Adults NOK 365
Bergen Card NOK 290
KODE-member: NOK 290
Students/children: kr. 100

Booking through Bergen Filharmonic Orchestras web here