Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Chitra [Music to the play Chitra by Rabindranath Tagores]

opus 43

1. Allegro appassionato
2. Tempo moderato
3. Recitando, passionato e patetico - Andante sostenuto
4. Andante sostenuto
5. Lo stesso tempo
6. Lo stesso tempo
7. Andante
8. (Tempo marks missing) 'Älskade, mitt lif är flylldt.'

  • Year of composition: 1921
  • Work category: Incidental music
  • Text author: Rabindranath Tagore
  • Dedication: 'To my wife Helga Marcia Stenhammar' (according to the autograph)
  • First performed: The autograph entails 'Lorensbergsteatern 29 March 1921'.
  • Duration: Approx. 10-15 min
  • Detailed duration: 13'44
    1. Andante Sostenuto
    2. Tempo Moderato. Allegretto Mosso/Sempire Dolcissimo
    3. Allegro appassionato

Instrumentation

cel / str: 2.1.1.1

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Wilhelm Stenhammars archive (score)

Examples of recordings

The orchestral suite completed by Rosenberg is recorded with Sveriges Radios symfoniorkester, cond: Esa-Pekka Salonen, Musica Sveciae MSCD 626 (1990)

Literature

Wallner, Bo: 'Wilhelm Stenhammar och hans tid', Stockholm (1991)

Description of work

1. Allegro appassionato B minor 4/4 (C)
Scene I
2. Tempo moderato (varying tempi) B minor (varying keys) 4/4 (C) (varying time signatures)
Scene II
3. Recitando, passionato e patetico - Andante sostenuto varying keys 3/4 (varying time signatures)
Scene III
4. Andante sostenuto E-flat major 12/8
Scene IV
5. Lo stesso tempo E-flat major (varying keys) 12/8
Scene V
Scene VI
6. Lo stesso tempo E-flat major 4/4 (C) - 12/8
Scene VII
Scene VIII
7. Andante B minor (- B major) 4/4 (C) - 12/8
Scene IX
8. (Tempo marks missing); 'Älskade, mitt lif är fylldt.') [B minor -] B major 4/4 (C)