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Genre: Chamber music

Bacewicz, Tailleferre and Mayer

Members of the philharmonic perform works by female pioneers.

Emilie Mayer was often called the female Beethoven. Her powerful Faust Overture for orchestra was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra along with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 during the spring orchestral festival, Ladies versus Beethoven. But here, we will encounter the chamber music of Emilie Mayer via the expressive, melodically rich String Quartet in G Minor.

French chamber music often has a special nuance, which we will hear in music by Germaine Tailleferre. She was a member of Les Six, a loosely formed group of six composers in France in the 1920s who reacted against Impressionist and late-Romantic music. Her Partita for piano is playful and light, like a kite in the wind, as is her melodically imaginative String Quartet.

The Piano Quintet by Polish Grażyna Bacewicz is denser and more explosive, and she was actually uniquely successful as a female composer already in her lifetime. She graduated with a degree in violin performance and composition from the conservatory in Warsaw and combined composing with her life as a touring soloist. Neoclassical music is rhythmically oriented and striking, and often just as beautiful, with shimmering, magical sounds.

  • The music

  • Emilie Mayer String quartet No. 1 in g minor
  • Germaine Tailleferre Partita for piano
  • Germaine Tailleferre String quartet
  • Grazyna Bacewicz Piano Quintet No. 1
  • Participants

  • Patrik Swedrup violin
  • Johannes Lörstad violin
  • Grop Mikael Sjögren viola
  • Mikael Sjögren cello
  • Stefan Lindgren piano

About the video

  • Published online 28 March 2021.
  • Filmed 27 March 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

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Genre: Chamber music

Bacewicz, Tailleferre and Mayer

Members of the philharmonic perform works by female pioneers.

About the video

  • Published online 28 March 2021.
  • Filmed 27 March 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

Emilie Mayer was often called the female Beethoven. Her powerful Faust Overture for orchestra was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra along with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 during the spring orchestral festival, Ladies versus Beethoven. But here, we will encounter the chamber music of Emilie Mayer via the expressive, melodically rich String Quartet in G Minor.

French chamber music often has a special nuance, which we will hear in music by Germaine Tailleferre. She was a member of Les Six, a loosely formed group of six composers in France in the 1920s who reacted against Impressionist and late-Romantic music. Her Partita for piano is playful and light, like a kite in the wind, as is her melodically imaginative String Quartet.

The Piano Quintet by Polish Grażyna Bacewicz is denser and more explosive, and she was actually uniquely successful as a female composer already in her lifetime. She graduated with a degree in violin performance and composition from the conservatory in Warsaw and combined composing with her life as a touring soloist. Neoclassical music is rhythmically oriented and striking, and often just as beautiful, with shimmering, magical sounds.

  • The music

  • Emilie Mayer String quartet No. 1 in g minor
  • Germaine Tailleferre Partita for piano
  • Germaine Tailleferre String quartet
  • Grazyna Bacewicz Piano Quintet No. 1
  • Participants

  • Patrik Swedrup violin
  • Johannes Lörstad violin
  • Grop Mikael Sjögren viola
  • Mikael Sjögren cello
  • Stefan Lindgren piano

Watch in our app

The Konserthuset Play app makes it easier to experience music on your phone or tablet – or on a big screen! Read more

FAQ about Konserthuset Play

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Konserthuset Stockholm’s fundraising for the UNHCR – support the Ukrainian people

All donations are passed on daily and in full to the UNHCR and the Ukrainian people. Use Swish number 123 408 85 63 or make your donation via our booking system. Warm thanks!

Genre: Chamber music

Tailleferre Piano Trio

French Germaine Tailleferre was the sole female composer among Les Six, a loosely formed group of six composers active in France in the 1920s. Here is her Piano Trio in a recording from the beautiful Grünewald Hall of Konserthuset Stockholm.

Genre: Chamber music

Four composers

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Genre: Chamber music

Trios by Norman and Brahms

Members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra form a piano trio.

Genre: Chamber music

Music for Winds and Piano

A quintet by Beethoven and a world premiere.