The Heritage Of Wilhelm Stenhammar
Catalog: CAP 22069
Format: COMPACT DISC
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Eckerberg, Sixten; Leygraf, Hans; Tornquist, Ernst; Göteborgs Symfoniker; Mann, Tor
The great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar can be heard as accompanist on recordings with John Forsell, and as soloist on a few piano rolls, but never as conductor. However, his successor, Tor Mann was recorded while rehearsing and performing the famous 2nd symphony, and the Serenade, works he himself experienced under the composer’s baton as an orchestral cellist. Sixten Eckerberg succeeded Tor Mann, and together with the Gothenburg Symphony and pianist Hans Leygraf, he made the world premiere gramophone records of Stenhammar’s important orchestral works. This release explores Stenhammer’s heritage through these historical recordings.