Soup Concert with Andrée and Maier-Röntgen
Piano quartets featuring pioneering Swedish composers.
Friday 17 April 2020 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 245 SEK, without lunch 120 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.
Organist, conductor and composer Elfrida Andrée was an enormously significant pioneer who paved the way for future generations of women in the same profession. She was a student of Ludvig Norman and Niels W. Gade, and her Piano Quartet in A Minor, which she composed in Strömstad in the summer of 1865, had its world premiere at home with Gade in Copenhagen.
Amanda Maier-Röntgen, twelve years younger than Andrée, lived much of her adult life in Amsterdam after marrying pianist and composer Julius Röntgen in 1880. Before then, she was the first woman in Sweden to graduate as a music director. It is unclear how many pieces she composed, but her uniquely designed piano quartet from 1891 is one of her best-known pieces today, and it shows that she was a late-romantic composer of international prestige.
Andrée and Maier-Röntgen’s quartets are performed at this soup concert by musicians from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, with pianist Martin Sturfält. Among others, he has worked with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Thomas Dausgaard and Andrew Manze, and has been a soloist with the Hallé Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
The musicApproximate times
Elfrida Andrée Piano Quartet23 min
Amanda Maier-Röntgen Piano Quartet27 min
- Joakim Svenheden violin
- Patrik Swedrup violin
- Marie Macleod cello
- Martin Sturfält piano