Stenhammer, Wilhelm



Noted Swedish composer. Was born at Stockholm and studied there with Hallen and Sjogren. He has written a number of operas, which have attracted much attention. In writing music for many voices, Stenhammer is said to show greater skill than his teacher Hallen. He holds at the present time the post of second conductor of the Opera at Stockholm and held for some time previous the leadership of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. His operas, Tirfing and Hochzeit auf Solhaug are said to show the influence of Wagner. He has composed besides these a piano sonata; a phantasiestück; Snofrid, for voices and orchestra; a dedication cantata; three string quartets, and some song albums. His newest works are Prinsessan och Svenen for voices and orchestra, and an orchestral ballad.