Photo: Jan-Olav Wedin
Love and longing
The Eric Ericson Choir in music by Wagner, Staffan Storm and Britta Byström.
Saturday 22 October 2022 15.00Ends approximately 17.00
The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir performs music by the major German Romantics Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Richard Wagner. We also hear works by two contemporary Swedish composers.
Staffan Storm is a composer who one might describe as having stylistic roots in German late Romanticism. His opera Im Treibhaus recently had its world premiere – an opera which, with a libretto by Ebba-Witt Brattström, depicts a few crucial events in Wagner’s stormy romantic relationship with Mathilde Wesendonck. With an international perspective, Britta Byström’s music may have more French and Impressionistic elements. She is one of Sweden’s most played composers and was featured at Konserthuset’s Composer Weekend in 2010.
The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir was founded in 1945 by Eric Ericson, and since then it has taken a central role in the Swedish and international music scenes. For generations of Swedish composers, the chamber choir was the ideal ensemble, with its typical Nordic sound and virtuosity. The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir is part of the absolute elite level of professional ensembles. The Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra have enjoyed a close partnership since 2003.
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The musicApproximate times
Richard Wagner Treulich geführt – Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin3 min
Richard Wagner Träume from Wesendonck Lieder arr Clytus Gottwald4 min
Richard Wagner O du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser5 min
Staffan Storm New Work6 min
Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll ’’Treppenmusik’’ arr Gérard Pesson20 min
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Wedding March from A Midsummer’s Night Dream4 min
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy From Sechs Lieder for chorus a cappella op 488 min
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Lord God of Abraham from Elijah3 min
Britta Byström Another Part of the Wood for chorus a cappella10 min
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Psalm No. 2 ’’Warum toben die Heiden’’ op 78:18 min
- Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
- Fredrik Malmberg conductor
- Jakob Högström baritone