Herbert Blomstedt, 95, learns a new symphonyNews
We hear that the veteran Swedish conductor has just conducted Franz Berwald’s second symphony ‘Capricieuse’ for the first time in his life.
He has performed Berwald’s other three symphonies several times, but never the second, which was reconstructed after the original manuscript was lost.
Blomstedt performed its last night in Copenhagen with the DR Symphony Orchestra and will repeat it tonight. Then they will record the complete Berwald for commercial release.
Franz Berwald (1796-1868) is Sweden’s national composer.
photo: Søren Krabbe