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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart, Lundquist & Haydn

Two Viennese classics and a Swedish tuba concert with soloist Karl-Johan Elf. Alan Gilbert conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

Music of Viennese classicism frames a Swedish rarity. Alan Gilbert and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra take off with the ouverture from Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute, followed by something far more unusual: a tuba concerto with Karl-Johan Elf as the soloist, himself a member of the orchestra. 

American conductor Alan Gilbert was chief conductor of this orchestra 2000–08, proving to be important years of development both for Gilbert and the orchestra. He was subsequently named Conductor Laureate of the Royal Stockholm Phliharmonic Orchestra. Alan Gilbert then went on with an equally successful tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Presently he is chief conductor of Hamburg's NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, and from 2021 Gilbert has been named Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera.

Composer Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist (1920–2000) composed nine symphonies and was also appreciated for his film music. In 1978 he wrote the tuba concert Landscape. In a comment Lundquist said: ”The textbooks are completely unanimous; the tuba is not suited to fast passages, its expressive register is non-existent, it can hardly play legato and it is even less capable of producing a singing tone, etc, etc. I have tried to prove the opposite, point by point.”

Haydn’s Symfoni No. 88 – one of his most popular – concludes this concert. Elegance, humour and bold ideas are trademarks of Haydn's output. This goes for his 88th symphony as well, consisting of four movements and composed when he served as a court musician at Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's estate and was able to develop his originality. 

  • The music

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ouverture to The Magic Flute
  • Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist Landscapes for tube, string orchestra and piano
  • Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 88
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alan Gilbert conductor
  • Karl-Johan Elf tuba

About the video

  • From a livestream 16 April 2020.
  • The video is approximately 50 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

Mozart, Lundquist & Haydn

Two Viennese classics and a Swedish tuba concert with soloist Karl-Johan Elf. Alan Gilbert conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic.

About the video

  • From a livestream 16 April 2020.
  • The video is approximately 50 minutes.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

Music of Viennese classicism frames a Swedish rarity. Alan Gilbert and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra take off with the ouverture from Mozart's last opera The Magic Flute, followed by something far more unusual: a tuba concerto with Karl-Johan Elf as the soloist, himself a member of the orchestra. 

American conductor Alan Gilbert was chief conductor of this orchestra 2000–08, proving to be important years of development both for Gilbert and the orchestra. He was subsequently named Conductor Laureate of the Royal Stockholm Phliharmonic Orchestra. Alan Gilbert then went on with an equally successful tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Presently he is chief conductor of Hamburg's NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, and from 2021 Gilbert has been named Music Director of the Royal Swedish Opera.

Composer Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist (1920–2000) composed nine symphonies and was also appreciated for his film music. In 1978 he wrote the tuba concert Landscape. In a comment Lundquist said: ”The textbooks are completely unanimous; the tuba is not suited to fast passages, its expressive register is non-existent, it can hardly play legato and it is even less capable of producing a singing tone, etc, etc. I have tried to prove the opposite, point by point.”

Haydn’s Symfoni No. 88 – one of his most popular – concludes this concert. Elegance, humour and bold ideas are trademarks of Haydn's output. This goes for his 88th symphony as well, consisting of four movements and composed when he served as a court musician at Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's estate and was able to develop his originality. 

  • The music

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ouverture to The Magic Flute
  • Torbjörn Iwan Lundquist Landscapes for tube, string orchestra and piano
  • Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 88
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alan Gilbert conductor
  • Karl-Johan Elf tuba

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

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn, Schumann and Brahms

Haydn’s wonderfully stormy 39th symphony, Brahms’ tribute to Haydn and the life-affirming second symphony by Schumann. Conductor laureate Alan Gilbert leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Sea pictures

Katarina Karnéus sings Elgar's temathic suite of songs associated with the sea. Jukka-Pekka Saraste conducts the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in music by Borisova-Ollas and Haydn.

Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Haydn Sinfonia concertante

Italian baroque specialist Luca Guglielmi leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists from the orchestra in Joseph Haydn’s enchanting Sinfonia concertante for oboe, bassoon, violin and cello. 

Genre: Chamber music

Rondo à la turca

Rondo alla Turca – the Turkish March – is the dazzling final movement to one of Mozart’s piano sonatas. It is one of his most famous melodies and has appeared in many different arrangements, such as the one heard here with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s large woodwind section.