Search at konserthuset.se
Genre: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Herbert Blomstedt conducts

Symphonies by Arthur Honegger and Johannes Brahms.

Herbert Blomstedt is the absolute biggest Swedish conductor of the modern era. He has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra well over 200 times since his debut in 1954. He is an international great, having worked with the Dresden Staatskapelle, Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and above all, the San Francisco Symphony, where he spent a decade as chief conductor. In conjunction with his 90th birthday, when he conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Konserthuset Stockholm named its large conductor’s dressing room after him. He turns 95 this year. 

At this welcome return, he leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Arthur Honegger’s third symphony, composed shortly after World War II. Here, in perhaps his best known work, Honegger describes human joy and despair. The music can be interpreted as a journey from brutality to hope and peace. 

Brahms’ fourth and final symphony is infused with melancholic anxiety. It also undergoes a transformation, from difficult twilight to dark night. The fact that Brahms’ symphonic role model was Beethoven is well known and is also evident in the fourth symphony. But this does not mean imitation. The last movement is a dense and striking passacaglia, in which a recurring line of melody in the bass part forms the foundation for the dramatic, passionate finale. 

Symphonies by Arthur Honegger and Johannes Brahms.

Wednesday 21 September 2022 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

140-440 SEK

Herbert Blomstedt is the absolute biggest Swedish conductor of the modern era. He has conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra well over 200 times since his debut in 1954. He is an international great, having worked with the Dresden Staatskapelle, Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and above all, the San Francisco Symphony, where he spent a decade as chief conductor. In conjunction with his 90th birthday, when he conducted the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Konserthuset Stockholm named its large conductor’s dressing room after him. He turns 95 this year. 

At this welcome return, he leads the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in Arthur Honegger’s third symphony, composed shortly after World War II. Here, in perhaps his best known work, Honegger describes human joy and despair. The music can be interpreted as a journey from brutality to hope and peace. 

Brahms’ fourth and final symphony is infused with melancholic anxiety. It also undergoes a transformation, from difficult twilight to dark night. The fact that Brahms’ symphonic role model was Beethoven is well known and is also evident in the fourth symphony. But this does not mean imitation. The last movement is a dense and striking passacaglia, in which a recurring line of melody in the bass part forms the foundation for the dramatic, passionate finale. 

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Arthur Honegger Symphony No. 3 ’’Symphonie Liturgique’’
    33 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4
    42 min
  • Participants

  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Herbert Blomstedt conductor

Wednesday 21 September 2022 19.00

Ends approximately 21.00

Price:

140-440 SEK


The concert will be recorded for Konserthuset Play for publication later this spring.