Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Wiklund and Sibelius

Sixteen Finnish swans and an overlooked Swedish piano concerto from the early 20th century.

Sibelius' Fifth Symphony is his most performed and beloved. He already felt during its composition that he was creating something great. ”Have received a wonderful theme”, he noted in a diary entry. He had seen sixteen swans, which gave him the idea for the magnificent theme in the final movement. ”One of the great experiences of my life! My God, what beauty.” 

The orchestra is led by the Latvian conductor Aivis Greters, who has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra a couple of times in recent years. As a prelude to Sibelius after the interval, we hear the latest orchestral work by the Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad.

The composer, pianist, and conductor Adolf Wiklund's two piano concertos are among the best Swedish works in their genre. The first concerto from 1906 is grandly romantic in the footsteps of Rachmaninov, spiced with a touch of Grieg and a pinch of his friend Stenhammar. Wiklund was also the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra's second conductor, from 1925 to 1938.

As the soloist in Wiklund's first piano concerto, we have the versatile pianist Magnus Svensson. He performs concerts both in Sweden and internationally. He has particularly immersed himself in the art lieder and is the artistic director for Konserthuset’s series of lied concerts. Since 2012, he has also been working at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music with re-publishing older Swedish music.

  • The music

  • Adolf Wiklund Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Intermission
  • Jacob Mühlrad Resil (World Premiere of Large Version)
  • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Aivis Greters conductor
  • Magnus Svensson piano

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Thursday 28 November 2024 18.00

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Sunday 12 January 2025 19.00

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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Wiklund and Sibelius

Sixteen Finnish swans and an overlooked Swedish piano concerto from the early 20th century.

Livestream

Watch the concert live, completely free and without login.

Thursday 28 November 2024 18.00


Ends approximately 20.00

Play premiere

Watch completely free and without login.

Sunday 12 January 2025 19.00

Sibelius' Fifth Symphony is his most performed and beloved. He already felt during its composition that he was creating something great. ”Have received a wonderful theme”, he noted in a diary entry. He had seen sixteen swans, which gave him the idea for the magnificent theme in the final movement. ”One of the great experiences of my life! My God, what beauty.” 

The orchestra is led by the Latvian conductor Aivis Greters, who has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra a couple of times in recent years. As a prelude to Sibelius after the interval, we hear the latest orchestral work by the Swedish composer Jacob Mühlrad.

The composer, pianist, and conductor Adolf Wiklund's two piano concertos are among the best Swedish works in their genre. The first concerto from 1906 is grandly romantic in the footsteps of Rachmaninov, spiced with a touch of Grieg and a pinch of his friend Stenhammar. Wiklund was also the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra's second conductor, from 1925 to 1938.

As the soloist in Wiklund's first piano concerto, we have the versatile pianist Magnus Svensson. He performs concerts both in Sweden and internationally. He has particularly immersed himself in the art lieder and is the artistic director for Konserthuset’s series of lied concerts. Since 2012, he has also been working at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music with re-publishing older Swedish music.

  • The music

  • Adolf Wiklund Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Intermission
  • Jacob Mühlrad Resil (World Premiere of Large Version)
  • Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5
  • Participants

  • Aivis Greters conductor
  • Magnus Svensson 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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Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

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