Sight and Sound: 
Leon Botstein and
The Orchestra Now



Date and Time

Sunday, April 16, 2023

2 pm


The Met Fifth Avenue

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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The Orchestra Now
Leon Botstein, conductor

April 16, 2023: Art & Music in Nineteenth-Century Denmark

Niels Gade: Symphony No. 1, "On Sjøland's Fair Plains"

During the early- and mid-nineteenth century, Denmark emerged from its imperial traditions and became a modern constitutional democracy. In art, the shift ushered in a focus on the ideal Danish landscape and its northern light. In music, celebrated Danish composer Niels Gade was just beginning his career. His 1842 Symphony No. 1, “On Sjøland's Fair Plains,” which incorporates themes from several Danish folk songs, caught the attention of Felix Mendelssohn, sparking a close friendship and kinship between the two giants.

Featuring art from Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in Nineteenth-Century Danish Art

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Image: Reconstruction of the marble funerary stele of Phrasikleia by Vinzenz Brinkmann and Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, on view in the Robert and Renée Belfer Court for Early Greek Art (Gallery 150).

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