Göteborgs Konserthus The Playful Joy of Stravinsky

A soldier marches away to a princess, the xylophone rings next to the trombone. Lots of humour and adventure as musicians from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra play chamber music.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
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Enjoy humour and adventure as members of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra play chamber music. A soldier marches towards a princess, the xylophone rings out next to the trombone. Music by Stravinsky, Beethoven and Christian Lindberg. 

Igor Stravinsky had just fled Russia to settle down beside Lake Geneva. With him, he brought folktales, including one about a soldier who plays cards with the devil. Ragtime was the latest craze on the dancefloor around World War I, and it was everywhere. The young soldier’s walk with a violin in his bag is illustrated through virtuosic playing and strutting rhythms. 

Trombone player Christian Lindberg is often considered the best in the world, and his brilliant composition for trombone and percussion exemplifies his humorous music. Gradually, we reach Beethoven’s Septet, which became so popular that the composer was able to live on income from the piece for two years. 

A century ago, pianist Teresa Carreño from Venezuela lived an exciting life as an artist and composer, and toured Europe regularly. In 1908, she performed at the Gothenburg Concert Hall on Heden, playing Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto – conducted by Wilhelm Stenhammar himself. Now we hear one of her compositions arranged by the Symphony Orchestra’s violinist Emirzeth Henriquez. 


Get to know the music.


Lindberg Trobotubrevalkmah 11 min

Stravinsky Suite - Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale) 25 min

Intermission 25 min

Carreño Intermezzo scherzoso (arr Henriquez) 3 min

Beethoven Septet in E flat 39 min

Sunday 23 March 2025: The event ends at approx. 20.00


Musiker ur Göteborgs Symfoniker

Emirzeth Henríquez violin

Manon Briau viola

Johan Stern cello

Marcus Elliott Gaved double-bass

Ragnar Arnberg clarinet

Constantin Gerstein bassoon

Lisa Ford french horn

Arno Tri Pramudia trombone

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