Henriëttes Bosmans, Maria Bach, Rita Strohl
Kati Raitinen, Bengt Forsberg
Kati Raitinen and Bengt Forsberg play sonatas for cello and piano by Henriëtte Bosmans, Maria Bach and Rita Strohl - three forgotten composers born in 1895, 1896 and 1865 respectively. It's great romantic music, sometimes with a splash of a little modernism. Why are they almost never played? During the pandemic, Kati and Bengt made a CD with all three that will be released soon. Now it's finally time for the concert too!
NOTE that the concert day is a Friday.
Henriettes Bosmans (1895–1952)
Sonata for violoncello and piano in A minor (1919)
Maria Bach (1896–1978)
Sonata for violoncello and piano in C minor (1924)
Rita Strohl (1865–1941)
"Titus et Bérénice", dramatic sonata for violoncello and piano (1892)
Kati Raitinen studied at the Sibelius Academy for Martti Rousi and at Edsberg for Frans Helmerson. She has been a solo cellist in Stockholm's Opera Orchestra for a long time, and also works as a soloist around Sweden and internationally. Chamber music is important to Kati. She is one of the founders of the internationally acclaimed trio ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen and a driving force behind the chamber music series "Äntligen måndag" in Stockholm's concert hall. Kati is also a diligent chamber musician in other constellations, not least together with Bengt Forsberg. She last appeared in Alljelgonakyrkan in this year's chamber music festival "Six Jubilarer".
Bengt Forsberg is one of Sweden's foremost pianists, often with more unknown but demanding composers in the repertoire. Bengt is active both as a soloist and accompanist, in Sweden and abroad. He has released a large number of CDs, not least with Anne Sofie von Otter, several of which have received major international awards such as Grammy and Gramophone's Recording of the Year. Together with Cecilia Zilliacus, Bengt has released a number of important recordings, for example of Amanda Maier's music. His acclaimed CD Neglected works for piano presents a wide array of other undeservedly neglected female composers, such as Amy Beach, Ruth Sofia Almén, Grażyna Bacewicz and Valborg Aulin. So far in 2022, Bengt has already given concerts in Krakow, Paris and London, among others. Bengt is KVAH's artistic director and has been responsible for the chamber music in Allhelgonakyrkan for more than 30 years.