Imagining Nature with Sound


9 of January, 2024 (Tuesday) - 7:00 p.m.

Many pieces in the history of music have nature as a referent. Symphonies, symphonic poems, woodland scenes, concertos, sonatas. More than describing nature, music helps to imagine it, to perceive its immanent, mysterious essence. The third movement of Gioacchino Rossini’s String Sonata No. 6 is named “The Storm” as one important reference of this relationship. But the Nordic authors also wanted to capture the majesty of their nature and their homeland. This is the case of the symphonic poem Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.


Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
Melodía elegíaca para cuerdas

Odd Grüner-Hegge (1899-1973)
Elegiac Melody for strings

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Seis danzas folclóricas rumanas Sz. 56 BB 68

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String symphony no. 2 in D major


Uuno Klami ( 1900 – 1960)   
Four Finnish Songs for piano and strings. Op 12

Oskar Merikanto (1868 -1924)
Romance Op.12 ( arr. for string Orchestra) 

Uuno Klami (1900-1960)
Homenaje a Händel para orquesta de cuerdas y piano, op. 21



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