EMIL&PETER are old.......
.......and so is their history
Beautiful Insanities (2012-14)
Rising Stars (2010)
..A title which implies that regardless of however wonderful, splendid and awesome the contents of this program may be, all is not entirely well. The line that connects the dots is a streak of madness..
Emil&Peter conceived Beautiful Insanities as their ten year anniversary. The project resulted in more than 30 concerts, three national tours, performances in Finland and Germany among others, and Emil&Peter's debut CD.
Beautiful Insanities the CD was universally praised and can be ordered from the media page.
Debussy - Premiere Rhapsodie
Copland - six poems by Emily Dickinson (not on the CD)
Schumann - Soiréestücke
Poulenc - Clarinet Sonata
and music by
Berg, Gershwin, Waits/Jonason, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns, Monti
'...performers with a healthy dose of musical anarchy. First class!'
-OPUS Magazine 2012 (5 stars)
'...they made the audience shout, cheer, and stomp their feet!'
Presented by the Royal Stockholm Concert House as their Rising Stars, Emil&Peter performed fourteen duo recitals at some of Europe's most prestigious venues.
The audience at Musikverein - Vienna, Concertgebouw - Amsterdam, l'Auditorio - Barcelona, Philharmonie - Cologne, among others, welcomed Emil&Peter with open arms and took their spontaneous music making to their hearts.
The tour led to many more concerts, and was Emil&Peter's true international breakthrough.
Debussy - Premiere Rhapsodie
Lutoslawski - Dance Preludes
Hillborg - Tampere Raw
Lindström - Magnolia
Saint-Saëns - Clarinet Sonata
Brahms - Clarinet sonata in f-minor
'...Sweden's finest ambassadors...'
-Luxembourg Tageblatt 2010
'...music better fit at a café in hell...'
-Lars Hedblad @ Svenska Dagbladet 2010
Emil&Peter's first concert took place on a cold Friday morning in 2002. They were both poor students at Södra Latin Gymnasium in Stockholm at the time when they discovered each other, and they have been constantly arguing ever since.
You see, Emil&Peter is a collaboration based not only on an astounding musical equilibrium, but also on a strong feeling of small-scale civil disobedience. Creativity is ignited by their contrasting personalities, and their performances send sparks flying in the most unexpected directions. Being relentlessly uncompromising and constantly debating is Emil and Peter’s best advice for musical evolution.
Emil&Peter performed countless concerts in Sweden before moving on to Europe's greatest halls. Today, the world lies at their feet, and they continue to seek exciting new venues to bring classical music to a new audience.
After years of performing the limited repertoire for clarinet and piano, Emil&Peter realized that they wanted to try something entirely new, a realization that led to the show Beautiful Insanities. The show was a musical journey that started in traditional classical music, flew by a song by Tom Waits, and ended in a ferocious improvisation over Vittorio Monti's Czardas.
From Beautiful Insanities there was no turning back, the borders had been breached and too much had been lost in the fire. Worst of Emil&Peter is not a statement, nor is it a provocation. It's the only way forward, and per se 'chamber music redefined'.