Broadcast on Deutschlandfunk on 22 March 2021 at 9 PM
“Fuga y Misterio”
Tango (orchestral version)
Tres Tangos Sinfonicos for bandoneon and orchestra
Polyphonic Tango for chamber ensemble
Concerto for bandoneon, piano, harp, percussion and string orchestra (“Aconcagua“)
“Fuga y Misterio”
Frank Strobel - Conductor
Frank Strobel is one of the internationally accomplished conductors with a stylistically incredibly diverse repertoire. For years he has been one of the most important protagonists in the interdisciplinary field of film and music, through his commitment film with live orchestra has found its way into leading opera houses and concert halls. Strobel works as a consultant for the silent film programme of ZDF/arte and in 2000, together with Beate Warkentien, founded the cultural institution EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE, which under his artistic direction has rendered outstanding services to highly acclaimed film in concert productions.
Strobel is also in demand internationally for performances of music by the late-Romantic composers Franz Schreker, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Siegfried Wagner. The great Russian-born composer Alfred Schnittke, came to see Strobel as an ideal interpreter of his works. To the present day, Frank Strobel has the editing rights to his compositions.
2014 Strobel conducted the world premiere of Philippe Schoeller’s newly-written score for Abel Gance’s film J’accuse with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. In 2016 Frank Strobel realised the reconstructed film Iwan Grozny by Sergei Eisenstein, for the first time performed with the complete music in its’ original orchestration by Sergei Prokofiev with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) at the Musikfest Berlin, followed by a performance with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna in 2017.
Frank Strobel is the designated chief conductor of the WDR Funkhausorchester. He enjoys close and long lasting relationships with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, with the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Cologne and Paris Philharmonie as well as the Vienna Konzerthaus.
Per Arne Glorvigen
Per Arne Glorvigen - Bandoneon
Per Arne Glorvigen is among the foremost of today’s bandoneon players. His contact with this instrument began as late as at the age of 25 when he after having finished the State Academy of Music in Oslo, moved to Paris and met the Argentinian bandoneon maestro Juan José Mosalini.
After studying with Mosalini and after several stays in Buenos Aires, Glorvigen began his career as a professional bandoneonist. Meetings with tango legends Piazzolla, Pugliese, Salgán and close friendship with poet Horacio Ferrer were crucial.
In addition to playing tango, Glorvigen has expanded the repertoire of the bandoneon by playing everything from baroque, klezmer, pop and last but not least; contemporary music. Composers like Willem Jeths (Holland), Bernd Franke (Germany), Henrik Hellstenius (Norway) and Luis Naon (Argentina / France) have all dedicated concertos to Glorvigen. After studies with Eric Tanguy (composing) and Guillaume Connesson (orchestration) in Paris, Glorvigen also dedicates himself to composition and his works have been performed in most European countries. Commands for 2019/20/21 included pieces for the Oslo Philharmonic, The Apollon Musagète Quartet and the Arctic Sinfonietta.
Among Glorvigens musical partners we find artists as Nicolas Altstaedt, Andreas Brantelid, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Göran Sölscher, the ensemble Tango for 3, the Leipziger, Delian, Apollon Musagète and Alban Berg Stringquartets, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Staatskapelle Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestra Guiseppe Verdi Milano, the Oslo, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen (DR) Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the Soloists of the Orchestre de Paris and l’Orchestre National d’ile de France.
Nevertheless, his most important colleague has been violinist Gidon Kremer with whom he has recorded 4 CDs and played nearly one hundred concerts worldwide.
His main partners today are the members of the Glorvigen-Trio: violinist Daniela Braun and the doublebassist Arnulf Ballhorn.
Per Arne Glorvigen has also worked as an entertainer and comedian with language sketches as a speciality.
Recordings for Simax, Auvidis, Nonesuch, Sony Classical, Teldec, EMI Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon.
Concert to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth with Frank Strobel and Per Arne Glorvigen