150 years of Stenhammar – Lunch Concert
Lunch accompanied by chamber music in celebration of Wilhelm Stenhammar.
Friday 24 September 2021 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Wilhelm Stenhammar is without hesitation one of Sweden’s most significant composers and was one of the foremost Swedish pianists of his time. We are celebrating the 150-year anniversary of Stenhammar’s birth with a large festival. Stenhammar was born in 1871 in Stockholm. His family lived on Kammakargatan, just a few hundred metres from the location at which Konserthuset Stockholm would later be built.
Chamber music is a recurring theme throughout Stenhammar’s body of work. He was also one of the era’s most prominent pianists and composed for both piano trio and piano quartet. Pianist Anna Christensson and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concertmaster and section leaders perform Stenhammar’s warmly winsome Allegro ma non tanto for piano trio as well as the extroverted and masterful Allegro Brilliante for piano quartet.
Stenhammar was inspired for a period of time by his collaboration with Per Lindberg, head of Lorensberg Theatre in Gothenburg. The collaboration resulted in scores for a number of Lindberg’s somewhat experimental productions. Several movements were compiled into orchestral suites, including the music to Chitra, by the Indian-Bengali poet, author, philosopher, composer and more, Rabindranath Tagore.
The concert will take place with an audience of maximum 120 people in the hall. Our ticket system ensures that you and your company (a maximum of eight people) have a distance of at least one meter to other members of the audience.
The musicApproximate times
Wilhelm Stenhammar Allegro brillante for piano quartet12 min
Wilhelm Stenhammar Allegro non tanto for piano trio9 min
Wilhelm Stenhammar Suite from Chitra arr Hilding Rosenberg14 min
- Joakim Svenheden violin
- Patrik Swedrup violin
- Grop Mikael Sjögren viola
- Marie Macleod cello
- Valur Pálsson double bass
- Anna Christensson piano/celesta
- Fredrik Andersson host