Photo: Nadja Sjöström
French and Swedish
Philharmonic musicians perform music by Gabriel Fauré and Elfrida Andrée.
Sunday 8 October 2023 15.00Ends approximately 16.45
Pioneer Elfrida Andrée composed a great deal of chamber music and several outstanding symphonic works in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Stylistically, she followed in the footsteps of her teacher Ludvig Norman, but in the vivid and beautifully expressive piano trio, she was also influenced by Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Schubert.
Gabriel Fauré made a huge impression on the French music scene and his work spans from gentle music for a salon to musical romance on the path towards Modernism. He is best known for his meditative Requiem, but also composed piano pieces, songs and several outstanding chamber music pieces – like this Piano Quartet. Using broad brush strokes, this music paints everything from dreamy elegance to gravity and melancholy.
We hear strings from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra along with the orchestra’s pianist Stefan Lindgren.
The musicApproximate times
Elfrida Andrée Piano Trio No. 225 min
Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet No. 236 min
- Amus Kerstin Andersson violin
- Vidar Andersson Meilink viola
- Mikael Sjögren cello
- Stefan Lindgren piano