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Stenhammar was a virtuoso pianist and renowned composer in his day and achieved early success with his piano works, even if he was less well known outside of Scandinavia than his colleagues and friends Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius.
On this recording for Capriccio Cassandra Wyss performs three of Stenhammar’s piano works; the frequently played Three Fantasies Op. 11, Nights of Later Summer, one of Stenhammar’s last works, and the Sonata Op. 12.
Wilhelm Stenhammar: 3 Fantasies, Op. 11
No. 1. Molto appasionato
No. 2. Dolce scherzando
No. 3. Molto espressivo e con intimissimo sentimento
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Sensommarnatter, Op. 33
No. 1. Tranquillo e soave
No. 2. Poco presto
No. 3. Piano: Non troppo lento
No. 4. Presto agitato
No. 5. Poco allegretto
Wilhelm Stenhammar: Piano Sonata in A flat major, Op. 12
II. Molto vivace
III. Lento e mesto
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