French and Swedish
Philharmonic musicians perform music by Gabriel Fauré and Elfrida Andrée.
About the video
- Published online 29 October 2023.
- Filmed 8 October 2023.
- The video is approximately one hour.
Pioneer Elfrida Andrée composed a great deal of chamber music and several outstanding symphonic works in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Stylistically, she followed in the footsteps of her teacher Ludvig Norman, but in the vivid and beautifully expressive piano trio, she was also influenced by Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Schubert.
Gabriel Fauré made a huge impression on the French music scene and his work spans from gentle music for a salon to musical romance on the path towards Modernism. He is best known for his meditative Requiem, but also composed piano pieces, songs and several outstanding chamber music pieces – like this Piano Quartet. Using broad brush strokes, this music paints everything from dreamy elegance to gravity and melancholy.
We hear strings from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra along with the orchestra’s pianist Stefan Lindgren.
Elfrida Andrée Piano Trio No. 2
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 2
- Amus Kerstin Andersson violin
- Vidar Andersson Meilink viola
- Mikael Sjögren cello
- Stefan Lindgren piano