Ulf Norberg. Photo: Mats Lundqvist
Tobias Ringborg. Foto: Mats Bäcker
Medlemmar ur Kungliga Filharmonikerna. Foto: Mats Lundqvist
Livestream: Stenhammar Serenade
Tobias Ringborg conducts music by Elfrida Andrée and Wilhelm Stenhammar.
Thursday 4 February 2021 19.00Ends approximately 20.00
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 Ringborgsom, who is not only an internationally acclaimed conductor, but also a violinist and an active advocate for Swedish music. He conducted one of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s live-streamed concerts from Konserthuset Stockholm on short notice in the spring.
The musicApproximate times
Elfrida Andrée Organ Symphony No. 2 in E flat major20 min
Wilhelm Stenhammar Serenade in F major38 min
- Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
- Tobias Ringborg conductor
- Ulf Norberg organ