Photo: Yanan Li
Soup Concert with String Quartet
Music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and Swedish Andrea Tarrodi.
Friday 19 November 2021 12.15Ends approximately 13.00
Price:With lunch 270 SEK, balcony without lunch 125 SEK. Entrance from 11.40 am.
Swedish Andrea Tarrodi (born 1981) found the inspiration for her third string quartet, Light Scattering, in the phenomenon of light dispersing through the various shapes of glass. Dagens Nyheter’s Johanna Paulsson wrote that “the piece contains everything I associate with Tarrodi’s music: gorgeous melodic colours and nuances of light as well as birdsong in the cello’s so-called seagull glissando. From the creaky overtones of ringing glass in the introduction to a sacred, swirling drone sound through an interplay between something melodic, and something nearly mechanical – luminous!"
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s slightly older sister, was very prolific. She composed over 450 pieces for a wide array of formats. Her String Quartet in E-flat Major is one of her first works to leave smaller formats behind in order to explore more extensive musical structures. It contains traces of influence from her brother Felix, but especially from predecessor and role model Beethoven. In addition, Fanny has a freer approach to form and tone than her younger brother and this music is both powerfully charged and filled with lyrical elegance.
This performance is by a string quartet composed of musicians from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra: Daniela Bonfiglioli from the first violin section, Emma Agnas de Frumerie from the second violin section, Catarina Skoog Aquilonius from the viola section, and Josep Castanyer Alonso from the cello section.
Menu: Creamy tomato soup with sun-dried tomatoes & scallions. The soup is served with sourdough bread, crispbread, whipped butter, and cheese as well as drinks and coffee/tea with a small biscuit. All the soups are lactose- and gluten-free. Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking.
This concert will be recorded for Konserthuset Play and will be available from Sunday 12 December at 19.00.
The musicApproximate times
Andrea Tarrodi Light scattering, String Quartet No. 313 min
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel String Quartet in E flat major22 min
- Daniela Bonfiglioli violin
- Emma Agnas de Frumerie violin
- Catarina Skoog Aquilonius viola
- Josep Castanyer Alonso cello