Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Echoes of Stenhammar

'Stenhammar's Second Symphony (1915) and one movement Second Piano Concerto (1907) are startlingly original works, but despite this they remain neglected both in the concert hall and recording studio' - On An Overgrown Path June 23, 2011
'[Benjamin Grosvenor] pointed to 19th-century contemporaries of Liszt, such as the Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar, as having created more challenging works which are "never programmed" because "orchestras are afraid that audiences will react badly to them and people aren't going to come"' - Independent July 4, 2011
Benjamin Grosvenor plays Liszt at the opening concert of the 2011 BBC Proms on Friday July 15. More on the mutually admired composer in Wilhelm Stenhammar - Excelsior!

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