Grop Mikael Sjögren
Soup Concert with Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet
Musicians from the orchestra perform one of Johannes Brahms’ very finest works.
Friday 26 April 2019 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 240 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.
Johannes Brahms had actually been considering stepping back from composing, retiring, and taking it easy when he heard clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld play. He became so inspired that instead, he went home and composed a quintet for his new idol, which he lovingly called “Miss Clarinet”.
Not many pieces had been composed for this type of ensemble before, but the quintets of Mozart and Carl Maria von Weber served as models for Brahms. Many people consider this quintet, with its late Romantic melodies and elements of Hungarian folk dancing, to be Brahms’ finest piece of chamber music. Clara Schumann would certainly agree, because she thought this piece was fabulous!
Hear the acclaimed quintet with Alf Hörberg on clarinet, member of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 1996, together with violinists Johannes Lörstad, second violin section leader, Patrik Swedrup, second concertmaster, Grop Mikael Sjögren, alternate viola section leaderand Johannes Rostamo, solo cellist for the orchestra since 2008.
Menu: Celeriac soup, served with grated Parmesan and chives.
The musicApproximate times
Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet38 min
- Patrik Swedrup violin
- Johannes Lörstad violin
- Grop Mikael Sjögren viola
- Johannes Rostamo cello
- Alf Hörberg clarinet