Light up December with classical music!

Here you will find newly recorded concerts, old favorites, reports and interviews. Take a break, lean back and enjoy!

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Latest release

Hillborg Sound Atlas

Experience Hillborg’s Sound Atlas (with the unique instrument glass harmonica!), everything conducted by Anja Bihlmaier.

Korngold: Violin Concerto

Erich Wolfgang Korngolds violinkonsert bjuder på ett filmiskt känsloregister som tydligt pekar på varför Korngold på 30-talet blev Hollywoods älskling. 

Poulenc: Concerto for organ, strings and timpani

Organist Christian Schmitt handles the cheeky organ part in Poulenc’s concerto with the same skill as in Cesar Franck’s Chorale in A minor – masterfully.

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Enjoy a british classic, one of Vaughan Williams’ most played and beloved works that embeds you in soft strings.

Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra

Weill’s violin concerto is a challenge for every violinist, virtuosic and demanding in many different ways. Enjoy violinist Marja Inkinen Engström taking on the concert from 1924 with great passion.

“I’m a stage animal”

Nina Stemmes talks warmly about the relationship with the audience, about the desire to be on stage and about the challenge of singing Wagner.

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder

Nina Stemme is one of Sweden’s most internationally acclaimed dramatic sopranos, and Wagner is something of her speciality.

“There is alot more darkness in this piece”

Ryan Bancroft talks about his love for Zemlinksy's Die Seejungfrau, which he performed with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Zemlinsky: Die Seejungfrau

The music evokes a sense of both the stormy emotions and the powerful waves of a violent sea. The orchestra is led by the fantastic Ryan Bancroft.

Mahler: Symphony No 1

Odin Ensemble returns to GSOplay with another masterpiece transformed into chamber music. This time Mahler’s 1st Symphony for 15 players and performed without conductor!

Classical favorites for you

Sollima’s Lamentatio

Giovanni Sollima has made a name for himself as a cello virtuoso out of the ordinary.

Mozart: Piano Quartet No 1

The small format provides a magical presence in this piano quartet.

Classics

Bartók: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Diving into this spiritual labyrinth in all its musical complexity is an experience that is difficult to shake off.

Mozart: Piano Quartet No 1

The small format provides a magical presence in this piano quartet.

A Swedish song treasure

GSOplay Sessions

Interviews & features

“An extremely valuable piece for us cellists”

Claes Gunnarssons thoughts about Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations

“This was the meaning of my life”

Listen as rising star Tarmo Peltokoski talks about how he found his way to classical music.

Grammis-winning album

Newly released music by Elfrida Andrée, Valborg Aulin and Ida Moberg.

Meet the icelandic pianist Vikingur Ólafsson

Ólafsson talks about Adams' swinging and exciting work.