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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Smyth & Franck

Philharmonic musicians are the soloists in Smyth’s unusual double concerto for violin and horn.

During her lifetime, Ethel Smyth was an acclaimed personality. She was a composer and one of the leading figures of the suffragette movement fighting for women’s right to vote in England. She was one of the first female composers to be appointed Dame of the British Empire. Her concerto for the unusual combination of violin and horn is romantic, passionate, and filled with melodic enchantment. The soloists are the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concertmaster Andrej Power, violin, and Martin Schöpfer, solo horn player. 

Also, join in with the soloists during preparations, in conversation about the music and on playing together. In addition, Conductor Laureate Sakari Oramo talks about the multifaceted spirit Ethel Smyth, the humor in the music and her strong personality.

The symphony in D minor is César Franck’s most significant work, conducted here by Tobias Ringborg. The music unites a splendid German sound with French esprit. Franck was born in Liège, Belgium, and moved to Paris where he was a teacher and organist. His students encouraged him to compose the symphony in D minor, which he dedicated to his student Henri Duparc, who himself became a highly prolific composer.

Conductor Laureate Sakari Oramo was supposed to conduct this concert, but had to cancel at short notice. He was heroically replaced by Tobias Ringborg, taking on the very same programme. Ringborg has led the orchestra on many occasions, lately for instance in connection with the Stenhammar festival in the fall of 2021. He is not only an internationally acclaimed conductor but also an accomplised violinist.

  • The music

  • Introduction to Smyth’s double concerto for violin and horn
  • Ethel Smyth Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra
  • Introduction to Franck’s Symphony
  • César Franck Symphony in d minor
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Tobias Ringborg conductor
  • Andrej Power violin
  • Martin Schöpfer french horn

About the video

  • Published online 22 January 2023.
  • Filmed 17 November 2022.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 20 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

Smyth & Franck

Philharmonic musicians are the soloists in Smyth’s unusual double concerto for violin and horn.

About the video

  • Published online 22 January 2023.
  • Filmed 17 November 2022.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 20 minutes. 
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player. 

During her lifetime, Ethel Smyth was an acclaimed personality. She was a composer and one of the leading figures of the suffragette movement fighting for women’s right to vote in England. She was one of the first female composers to be appointed Dame of the British Empire. Her concerto for the unusual combination of violin and horn is romantic, passionate, and filled with melodic enchantment. The soloists are the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concertmaster Andrej Power, violin, and Martin Schöpfer, solo horn player. 

Also, join in with the soloists during preparations, in conversation about the music and on playing together. In addition, Conductor Laureate Sakari Oramo talks about the multifaceted spirit Ethel Smyth, the humor in the music and her strong personality.

The symphony in D minor is César Franck’s most significant work, conducted here by Tobias Ringborg. The music unites a splendid German sound with French esprit. Franck was born in Liège, Belgium, and moved to Paris where he was a teacher and organist. His students encouraged him to compose the symphony in D minor, which he dedicated to his student Henri Duparc, who himself became a highly prolific composer.

Conductor Laureate Sakari Oramo was supposed to conduct this concert, but had to cancel at short notice. He was heroically replaced by Tobias Ringborg, taking on the very same programme. Ringborg has led the orchestra on many occasions, lately for instance in connection with the Stenhammar festival in the fall of 2021. He is not only an internationally acclaimed conductor but also an accomplised violinist.

  • The music

  • Introduction to Smyth’s double concerto for violin and horn
  • Ethel Smyth Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra
  • Introduction to Franck’s Symphony
  • César Franck Symphony in d minor
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Tobias Ringborg conductor
  • Andrej Power violin
  • Martin Schöpfer french horn

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