Art in the Concert Hall Nocturne

The sculpture was saved from the flames when the old concert hall at Heden burned down in 1928. Fritz Bange (1885-1959) is the artist behind the work, which can be found in the Götaplats foyer next to the large windows.

This work of art has had an adventurous life. The sculpture stands in the Götaplats foyer’s promenade, next to the large tapestry. A woman in a classic pose, half wrapped in cloth. We do not know exactly when it was made, but that it was donated to the Gothenburg Orchestra Association in 1918 by a private person, and then placed in the Concert Hall on Heden.

It was left there for ten years until the fateful day when the building was destroyed by fire. The sculpture was saved from the flames and stored in a magazine until our current concert hall was inaugurated in 1935. During the decoration, the Nocturne was retrieved and first placed in the soloist foyer behind the podium, before being moved to public view in the foyer.

Fritz Bange (1885-1959)

The painter and sculptor Fritz Bange studied at Valand for Carl Wilhelmson and in Paris for Henri Matisse. He was a withdrawn and self-critical artist who rarely showed his art. Together with Bror Chronander, he made reliefs for Masthuggskyrkan in 1918 and 1942-1943, he made two reliefs for Transatlantic’s new building at Packhusplatsen in Gothenburg. Most of his paintings were destroyed by a fire on the old Skeppsbron in Gothenburg in 1939. In addition to his creation, Fritz Bange was also active as a drawing teacher and adjuster of measurements, dimensions and weight in Älvsborg County. He is represented at the Gothenburg Art Museum and the National Museum in

113 x 38 x 27 cm (hxdxb)