Genre: Chamber music

From the streets of Paris

Philharmonic musicians perform Beach, Poulenc, Bacewicz and Mozart.

The concert begins with Pastorale by Amy Beach (1867–1944), the first major successful American female composer. Essentially all of her works were printed and performed during her lifetime, and her renown reached Europe as well.

French composer Francis Poulenc is known for his personal, colourful blend of melodic perfection, rhythmic energy and resonant elegance. The Sextet for Piano and Winds is playful and surprising, bordering on absurd, with inspiration from the world of the circus, Parisian street-life, and Dadaists like Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie. 

Polish Grażyna Bacewicz was 23 years old when she wrote her wind quintet in 1932, which was also the year she graduated in composition and violin at the Warsaw Conservatory. The music from that time is in a neoclassical style and this quintet is a fine example of that. 

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra pianist Stefan Lindgren and winds from the orchestra also take on Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, which is nearly a piano concerto in chamber music format. After its first performance in 1784, when Mozart himself played the piano part, he wrote to his father Leopold: “This is the best piece I have composed thus far in my life!” The quintet is imbued with the lightness and spontaneity we associate with Mozart, but also contains a melancholy streak.

Philharmonic musicians perform Beach, Poulenc, Bacewicz and Mozart.

Sunday 10 March 2024 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

215 SEK

The concert begins with Pastorale by Amy Beach (1867–1944), the first major successful American female composer. Essentially all of her works were printed and performed during her lifetime, and her renown reached Europe as well.

French composer Francis Poulenc is known for his personal, colourful blend of melodic perfection, rhythmic energy and resonant elegance. The Sextet for Piano and Winds is playful and surprising, bordering on absurd, with inspiration from the world of the circus, Parisian street-life, and Dadaists like Jean Cocteau and Erik Satie. 

Polish Grażyna Bacewicz was 23 years old when she wrote her wind quintet in 1932, which was also the year she graduated in composition and violin at the Warsaw Conservatory. The music from that time is in a neoclassical style and this quintet is a fine example of that. 

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra pianist Stefan Lindgren and winds from the orchestra also take on Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, which is nearly a piano concerto in chamber music format. After its first performance in 1784, when Mozart himself played the piano part, he wrote to his father Leopold: “This is the best piece I have composed thus far in my life!” The quintet is imbued with the lightness and spontaneity we associate with Mozart, but also contains a melancholy streak.

  • The music

    Approximate times
  • Amy Beach Pastorale for woodwind quintet
    4 min
  • Francis Poulenc Sextet for piano and winds
    21 min
  • Intermission
    25 min
  • Grazyna Bacewicz Wind Quintet
    10 min
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds KV 452
    23 min
  • Participants

  • Viktoria Stenborg Lindström flute
  • Jesper Harryson oboe
  • Johan Fransén clarinet
  • Johan Segerman bassoon
  • Johan Wahlgren french horn
  • Stefan Lindgren piano

Sunday 10 March 2024 15.00

Ends approximately 17.00

Price:

215 SEK