Beethoven, Smyth, Dvorák
Maier quartet and Bengt Forsberg
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770—1827): Fugue from Handel's overture to Solomon, arranged for string quartet
Ethel Smyth (1858—1944) String quartet in c-minor
Antonín Dvořák (1841—1904): Piano quintet nr 2 in A, op.81
The Maier quartet, string quartet
Bengt Forsberg, piano
More information about the artists
The Maier Quartet was formed in 2018 and consists of musicians from the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. For this concert the quartet consists of: Patrik Swedrup and Henrik Peterson, violin, Arne Stenlund, viola and Klas Gagge, cello. The quartet took their name from the Swedish composer Amanda Maier-Röntgen (1853–94), after obtaining permission from the family.
Bengt Forsberg, piano, has achieved a unique position in the musical life of Sweden as a pianist, chamber musician and accompanist, including a long collaboration with Anne Sofie von Otter. He has recorded many CDs, many of which have received international prizes such as Grammy and Gramaphone's Record of the Year. The last few years Bengt has recorded several CDs featuring woman composers. "Neglected works for piano" is one and together with Cecilia Zilliacus and Sabina Bisholt there have been several CDs with music by Amanda Maier.
Bengt is KVAH's artistic leader and has been responsible for chamber music in Allhelgonakyrkan for more than 30 years. His repertoire is unusually broad and planning discussions with KVAH's board take up both works by little known composers and little known works by well known composers. The result is wonderful concerts with many of Sweden's finest musicians.