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Johannes Brahms


Nils-Erik Sparf, Bengt Forsberg



Johannes Brahms (1833—1897)
Sonata for violin and piano no. 2 in A major, op. 100 (”Thun”)

Klavierstücke op 118

Intermezzo. Allegro non assai, ma molto appassionato (A minor)
Intermezzo. Andante teneramente (A major)
Ballade. Allegro energico (G minor)
Intermezzo. Allegretto un poco agitato (F minor)
Romance. Andante—Allegretto grazioso (F major)
Intermezzo. Andante, largo e mesto (E♭ minor)


Sonata for violin and piano no. 1 in G major op. 78 (”Rain song sonata”)


Nils-Erik Sparf, violin,
Bengt Forsberg, piano

More information about the artists

Nils-Erik Sparf


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

Foto: Erik Hanspers

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.