Concert lecture: Glimpses of the collection and the exhibition year 2017

14. januar 2017

The National Gallery

Welcome to our concert lecture with pianist Carolyn Enger and education curator Lin Stafne-Pfisterer in the auditorium of the National Gallery.

In her lecture, education curator Lin Stafne-Pfisterer will talk about some of the National Gallery’s most celebrated works, including paintings by Johan Christian Dahl (1788–1857) and others, in relation to the music of the same period. Like Harriet Backer, Kitty Kielland, Eilif Peterssen and Harald Sohlberg, the 20th century American composer Aaron Copland was also inspired by the nights of midsummer. What is so special about the Nordic light in paintings from around 1900?

Pianist Carolyn Enger has gained critical acclaim for her lyrical and dynamic playing, her warm personal approach, and her deeply felt interpretations of works from Beethoven and Schubert through to contemporary composers. In addition to her many concert performances, Enger has made a number of successful recordings, most notably of the piano music of Ned Rorem. In the National Gallery, she will play works by Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Aaron Copland (1900–1990) and Ned Rorem (b. 1923). In his early years as a composer, the latter was part of the artistic and social elite of post-war New York. American art from this period of important innovation is the subject of two exhibitions at the National Gallery in 2017: “The Great Graphic Boom” and the upcoming summer exhibition.

There will be an opportunity to view the exhibition “The Dance of Life. The collection from antiquity to 1950” after the concert.

The event is free. All you need is an entry ticket to the museum.