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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

150 years of Stenhammar – Piano and orchestra

Experience Wilhelm Stenhammar’s second piano concerto and first symphony together with two of Sweden’s foremost connoisseurs of the composer’s music: pianist Martin Sturfält and conductor Patrik Ringborg, leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Wilhelm Stenhammar is without hesitation one of Sweden’s most significant composers and was one of the foremost Swedish pianists of his time. We are celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Stenhammar’s birth with a large festival. Stenhammar was born in 1871 in Stockholm. His family lived on Kammakargatan, just a few hundred metres from the location at which Konserthuset Stockholm would later be built.

Pianist Martin Sturfält is one of Sweden’s leading experts in Stenhammar’s music. His recordings of both piano concertos have received widespread international acclaim. At this concert, we hear him with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Stenhammar’s original Piano Concerto No. 2, in which soloist and orchestra face off in emotionally charged battles, both with and against one another.

Sometimes composers themselves feel their music does not measure up and one well-known example is Stenhammar’s first symphony. Audiences and critics alike had a positive reaction to its 1903 world premiere. But Stenhammar felt it was impersonal and pompous, and he withdrew it. This decision was connected to Stenhammar’s overwhelming experience of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 just a month before the world premiere of his own symphony in Stockholm. Stenhammar wrote to Sibelius: “I have also written a symphony now. At least, it is called a symphony. And according to an agreement, which you have perhaps forgotten, it should be dedicated to you. But this will not come to pass. It is fairly good, but it is superficial. If only I could have accessed something deeper inside.”

Here, we have a chance to form our own perceptions of Stenhammar’s symphony. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Patrik Ringborg, an internationally active Swedish conductor who has worked a great deal in Germany. 

  • The music

  • Wilhelm Stenhammar Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar From Three Little Piano Pieces (encore)
  • Interview with Martin Sturfält
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar Symphony No. 1
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Patrik Ringborg conductor
  • Martin Sturfält piano

About the video

  • From a livestream 23 September 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 55 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

150 years of Stenhammar – Piano and orchestra

Experience Wilhelm Stenhammar’s second piano concerto and first symphony together with two of Sweden’s foremost connoisseurs of the composer’s music: pianist Martin Sturfält and conductor Patrik Ringborg, leading the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

About the video

  • From a livestream 23 September 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 55 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

Wilhelm Stenhammar is without hesitation one of Sweden’s most significant composers and was one of the foremost Swedish pianists of his time. We are celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Stenhammar’s birth with a large festival. Stenhammar was born in 1871 in Stockholm. His family lived on Kammakargatan, just a few hundred metres from the location at which Konserthuset Stockholm would later be built.

Pianist Martin Sturfält is one of Sweden’s leading experts in Stenhammar’s music. His recordings of both piano concertos have received widespread international acclaim. At this concert, we hear him with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Stenhammar’s original Piano Concerto No. 2, in which soloist and orchestra face off in emotionally charged battles, both with and against one another.

Sometimes composers themselves feel their music does not measure up and one well-known example is Stenhammar’s first symphony. Audiences and critics alike had a positive reaction to its 1903 world premiere. But Stenhammar felt it was impersonal and pompous, and he withdrew it. This decision was connected to Stenhammar’s overwhelming experience of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 just a month before the world premiere of his own symphony in Stockholm. Stenhammar wrote to Sibelius: “I have also written a symphony now. At least, it is called a symphony. And according to an agreement, which you have perhaps forgotten, it should be dedicated to you. But this will not come to pass. It is fairly good, but it is superficial. If only I could have accessed something deeper inside.”

Here, we have a chance to form our own perceptions of Stenhammar’s symphony. The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Patrik Ringborg, an internationally active Swedish conductor who has worked a great deal in Germany. 

  • The music

  • Wilhelm Stenhammar Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar From Three Little Piano Pieces (encore)
  • Interview with Martin Sturfält
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar Symphony No. 1
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Patrik Ringborg conductor
  • Martin Sturfält piano

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FAQ about Konserthuset Play

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Do you want to make a donation to Konserthuset Play?

Make a swish payment to 123 493 99 89 or make your donation via our ticket system. Thank you!​

Genre: Chamber music

150 years of Stenhammar – Lied Recital

Next to his chamber music, Stenhammar’s songs are perhaps his most important compositions. Listen to many of them, in this performance with Miah Persson soprano, Karl-Magnus Fredriksson baritone and Magnus Svensson piano.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Stenhammar Serenade

Tobias Ringborg conducts prize-winning music by the pioneer Elfrida Andrée and Wilhelm Stenhammar’s masterpiece Serenade. Ulf Norberg, organist of Konserthuset Stockholm, has a leading role in the organ symphony.

Genre: Chamber music

C P E Bach Cello Concerto

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s solo cellist Johannes Rostamo has immersed himself more and more in Baroque music in recent years. In this concert video we will see him as the soloist in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s temperamental