From classics to new compositions.
Saturday 20 January 2024 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
The Stenhammar Quartet is one of Scandinavia’s leading string quartets. They have toured the entirety of Europe and recorded multiple acclaimed albums, praised by critics in Swedish and international press alike. The quartet has visited Konserthuset Stockholm several times before, and now in this long-awaited return, they come with a melodically beautiful and exciting programme.
Anton Webern took twelve-tone music to its outer limits, but his early music is romantic, with elements of Johannes Brahms, which we hear in the refined Slow Movement. “It is my most beautiful quartet,” said Joseph Haydn, of his very last string quartet. This particular quartet inspired American violinist, vocalist and composer Caroline Shaw (born 1982) to compose Entr’acte.
The concert begins with Swedish Britta Byström’s Archi, which means strings, and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s first string quartet, which was immediately a huge success. In the second movement, we hear one of his most beloved melodies.
The musicApproximate times
Britta Byström Archi for string quartet6 min
Anton Webern Langsamer Satz for string quartet11 min
Joseph Haydn From String Quartet in F major op 77:24 min
Caroline Shaw Entr’acte for string quartet12 min
Pyotr Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 129 min
- Stenhammar Quartet