Nils-Erik Sparf, Bengt Forsberg
Program notes in Swedish that can be downloaded: pk-2020-08-08
César Franck's violin sonata (1886)
I. Allegretto ben moderato
III. Recitativo-Fantasia: Ben moderato
IV. Allegretto poco mosso
Nils-Erik Sparf, violin, for several decades one of Sweden's foremost musicians, has collaborated with many of Sweden's most famous performing artists. He has been concert master of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Opera Orchestra of Stockholm and is currently concert master of the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble and the Uppsala Chamber Soloists. He is active as a soloist and has made many CD-recordings. Since 1992 he is a member of the Royal Swedish Musical Academy. He has appeared many times at Allhelgonakyrkan.
Bengt Forsberg, piano, is KVAH's artistic leader and has been responsible for chamber music in Allhelgonakyrkan for more than 30 years. Among his regular partners are Anne Sofie von Otter, cellist Andreas Brantelid and Nils-Erik Sparf. As a soloist, he has performed with many orchestras, quite often with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and he has given solo recitals in, for example, London's Wigmore Hall. Bengt has released many CDs, including acclaimed recordings with Anne Sofie von Otter.