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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.

Elfrida Andrée, conductorc, composer and organist (in 1867 the first woman in Europe to become a cathedral organist) was influenced by the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schubert, and composed chamber music and many excellent symphonies. Here, Ulf Norberg, organist of Konserthuset Stockholm, has a leading role in the Organ Symphony No 2, written for organ and brass.

Stenhammar’s Serenade is one of the most refined and exquisite pieces ever composed by a Swedish composer. He wrote it while visiting Florence in 1907. In one of his letters, he says, “I want to write beautifully and tenderly about the south, in a way that only a resident of the north can do.” And indeed he succeeded, for the Serenade is a masterpiece: sensual southern European music presented in Nordic light – playful, lyrical and beautiful.

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Tobias Ringborg, who is not only an internationally acclaimed conductor, but also a violinist and an active advocate for Swedish music. He conducted, on short notice, one of the orchestra’s first live-streamed concerts in the spring of 2020.

  • The music

  • Elfrida Andrée Organ Symphony No. 2 in E flat major
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar Serenade in F major
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Tobias Ringborg conductor
  • Ulf Norberg organ

About the video

  • From a livestream 4 February 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour.
  • 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

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.

About the video

  • From a livestream 4 February 2021.
  • The video is approximately one hour.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

Elfrida Andrée, conductorc, composer and organist (in 1867 the first woman in Europe to become a cathedral organist) was influenced by the music of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Schubert, and composed chamber music and many excellent symphonies. Here, Ulf Norberg, organist of Konserthuset Stockholm, has a leading role in the Organ Symphony No 2, written for organ and brass.

Stenhammar’s Serenade is one of the most refined and exquisite pieces ever composed by a Swedish composer. He wrote it while visiting Florence in 1907. In one of his letters, he says, “I want to write beautifully and tenderly about the south, in a way that only a resident of the north can do.” And indeed he succeeded, for the Serenade is a masterpiece: sensual southern European music presented in Nordic light – playful, lyrical and beautiful.

The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Tobias Ringborg, who is not only an internationally acclaimed conductor, but also a violinist and an active advocate for Swedish music. He conducted, on short notice, one of the orchestra’s first live-streamed concerts in the spring of 2020.

  • The music

  • Elfrida Andrée Organ Symphony No. 2 in E flat major
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar Serenade in F major
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Tobias Ringborg conductor
  • Ulf Norberg organ

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

Our tips for how to best take advantage of our selection and how you watch our livestreams. To FAQ

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!

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