Saturday 28.9 at 4pm: From Rameau to Lindberg – a journey throughout the centuries by pianist Martin Malmgren

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are heartily invited to attend ‘From Rameau to Lindberg – a journey throughout the centuries’ by pianist Martin Malmgren on Saturday 28.9 at 4pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Aiming at the greatest possible diversity within a one-hour recital, pianist Martin Malmgren has put together a program that includes everything from French baroque to Finnish modern classics. On the menu will be familiar staples in the piano repertoire such as Ravel’s “Gaspard de la nuit” and various pieces by Chopin, Beethoven and Debussy, but also some rarities that you probably haven’t heard before by Karol Szymanowski, Nikolai Medtner and others. Martin will also say a few words about the works and the composers.

The full programme is below.


Warm regards,


-Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome.

Martin Malmgren

At the age of six, Martin Malmgren discovered his parents’ collection of classical recordings. With tears in his eyes he asked them why
this had been kept away from him – needless to say, piano lessons began soon after, and the love for music has been there ever since. Following studies in Stockholm, Martin moved to Finland and is now finishing his master’s degree at the Sibelius Academy, studying with Ilmo Ranta. He works frequently with singers and instrumentalists, performs solo recitals, collaborates with composers and frequently focuses on lesser-performed masterpieces found in the vast literature for the piano. This month, he has given solo-recitals in Stockholm, Helsinki, Lohja and elsewhere in preparation for the Ljunggren competition in Gothenburg in early October, a multi-instrumental competition where he was chosen as one of six semi-finalists. His diploma concert at the Sibelius Academy takes place on December 2nd and includes a variety of solo works and works for piano and orchestra, including a Finnish premiere of Elliot Carter’s “Dialogues 2” for piano and orchestra.


Magnus Lindberg (1958-): Jubilee 1 (2000)
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Berceuse, op. 57
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Gaspard de la nuit
1. Ondine
2. Le Gibet
3. Scarbo
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonat F# major op. 78
1. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
2. Allegro vivace
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937): “Nausicaa” from “Metopes” op. 29 (1915)
Nikolaj Medtner (1880-1951): Skazka op. 26 nr 3
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764): “Les tendres plaintes” from “Pieces de clavecin” (1724)
François Couperin (1668-1733): “Les barricades mysterieuses” from “Ordre 6ème de clavecin”
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Selected etudes, book 1 (1915):
“pour les tierces” (for thirds)
“pour les octaves” (for
“pour les huit doigts” (for the eight fingers)