Recordings

Semmy

Stahlhammer

 

Foto: Jerry Simon

Discography

 

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Prices on CDs are including shipping.

Turn of the Century 1900

CD: I-IV. Price 50 USD

(4 CD BOX)

dawn earth. Price 15 USD

stahlhammer plays agdur

Swedish masterpieces

Price 20 USD

Turn of the Century 1900

CD: I-II. Price 25 USD

(2 CD BOX)

Opera: I-II. Price 25 USD (2 CD BOX)

Semmy stahlhammer

Klezmer

Price 10 USD

Turn of the Century 1900

CD: III-IV. Price 25 USD

(2 CD BOX)

Stämningsmusik /

Music for mood and atmosphere. Price 15 USD

Fenix Price 15 USD

Marimbolino

Price 20 USD

dawn earth

stahlhammer plays agdur

A CD for children. Pianist and songwriter Göran Agdur collaborates with violinist Semmy Stahlhammer on this short (21 min) but very enjoyable CD with relaxing humour in a sublime and simple splendour. You find both struggle and miraculous waltzing, both yasmin and zizipompom and whatever, and even a curious cat!

 

Semmy Stahlhammer, violin;

Göran Agdur, piano

 

CONTENTS:

 

Compositions by Göran Agdur:

1. winternight conversation 1´05

2. valse miracle 2´11

3. the curtain rises 2´38

4. starlight of zizipompom 2´54

5. valse yasmin 1´16

6. the dance of dizziness 1´08

7. valse mélancolie 1´43

8. struggle on 1´11

9. dawn earth 4´51

10. the little boy dreams 1´53

Total: 20'59

 

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TURN OF THE CENTURY 1900

 

CD: I-IV

TURN OF THE CENTURY 1900

 

CD: I-II

TURN OF THE CENTURY 1900

 

CD: III-IV

Semmy Stahlhammer (first Concertmaster at the Royal Opera of Stockholm) collaborating with pianists Love Derwinger and Elisabeth Boström has produced a collection of fine Swedish salon music from the turn of the last century. You can choose to get this music either as two double CDs (nosag CD 2047 & 2048) or as a quadruple box (nosag CD 4049). The repertoire of nosag CD 2047 you also find on single CDs nosag 024 & 033.

 

 

 

Listen to an excerpt

 

 

Reviews:

 

Fanfare Magazine: "a violinist´s violinist, Stahlhammer displays throughout both a dashing technique and a complementary tonal warmth, in addition to a genuine sympathy for the somewhat antiquated but hardly overstated Romanticism these works exude. Unhesitatingly recommended!!!"

 

HiFi&Musik: "This is not nostalgia - this is music in its own right - already the Aulin Akvareller is value for the money."

 

Svenska Dagbladet: "Historically interesting CD, but you listen mainly because of the beauty of the collaboration of these two chamber musicians: They create their own peaceful room in the roaring environment of the 1990:s. (...) These miniatures sound fresh and achieves through the interpretation a natural space also in our time."

 

ÖstgötaCorrespondenten: "Stahlhammer is not only a tremendously skilled violinist, but also a ´missionary in music´ looking mainly at the artistic need for playing the odd and unknown."

 

Dagens Nyheter: "Stahlhammer makes an impression not only by exposing unknown Swedish music, but also with his freedom and lyricism.”

 

Gränslöst/Sonoloco: " The interpretations are throughout delicate, sensitive and clear. The intimate atmosphere brings the listener back to the last century."

 

 

 

CONTAINS Music by:

 

 

CD II:

 

Ture Rangström

Emil Sjögren

Wilhelm Stenhammar

Karl Fritjof Valentin

Axel Raoul Wachtmeister

CD III:

 

Tor Aulin

Gunnar Ek

Gunnar de Frumerie

Algot Haquinius

Erland von Koch

Richard Ohlsson

Moses Pergament

CD IV:

 

Moses Pergament

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger

Heinz Provost

Ture Rangström

Hilding Rosenberg

 

 

CD I:

 

Hugo Alfvén

Tor Aulin

Valborg Aulin

Algot Haquinius

Armas Järnefelt

Ture Rangström

 

 

 

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Semmy Stahlhammer is first Concertmaster at the Royal Opera of Stockholm. This double CD contains a collection of the most famous melodies in the opera repertoire, arranged for violin and piano.

Reviews:

 

MUSIKNYTT P2: "Every note is undressed and naked. You can not slide over or joke with any sound. Semmy Stahlhammer’s sensitive steady tone and masterly technique make this a great listening experience. "

 

Ystads Allehanda: "This exposing recording technique conveys a transcendent intimacy. These are love duets, extremely sensitive, music under the blanket... The sincere interpretation of Stahlhammer is very musical, technically amazing and with a fine sense of clang!"

 

Fanfare Magazine: "Stahlhammer emerges as a violinist´s violinist. These excerpts are real violin literature; and he plays them with convincing lyricism and, as in the Gershwin numbers, a sly coyness. Not every violinist - even among the best known - can capture the electricity of Heifetz´s arrangements as well as Stahlhammer has. Can be enthusiastically recommended!"

 

Gränslöst: " As an admirer of old violinists like Ysaÿe and Zimbalist, not to mention Kreisler and Heifetz, it feel good to be able to listen to a contemporary Swedish musician who, with feeling and technique is reminiscent of these giants; can make big art from the small and simple."

CD II:

 

from Samson and Delila

from Roxanne

from Walther

from Furst Igor

from Cavalleria Rusticana

from Tannhåuser

from Sadko

from Love of the three oranges

from Thaïs

from La Traviata

CONTENTS:

 

 

CD I:

 

from Xerxes

from Jocelyn

from L´Arlesienne

from Faust

from Carmen

from Die Tote Stadt

from Porgy and Bess

from Orpheus

 

 

 

 

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Stämningsmusik/Music for mood

and atmosphere

 

Semmy Stahlhammer presents a boquet of well and less known masterpieces arranged for violin and organ dressed in an atmosphere rich in mood and emotion, perfect for meditation and relaxation.

Reviews:

 

Ljudspår: " Together with the Organist Karin Strid of the Seglora church, Stahlhammer has collected 19 wonderful meditations - music that is a 'must have' in our times of stress. Let these pearls rock your soul into relaxation!"

CONTENTS:

 

Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Frédéric Chopin

Antonin Dvorák

Zdenék Fibich

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Charles Gounod/J.S. Bach

Josef Haydn

Georg Friedrich Händel

 

Felix Mendelssohn

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Camille Saint-Saëns

Franz Schubert

 

Robert Schumann

Piotr Ilich Tjajkovskij

 

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1. Air

2. Sinfonia

3. Nocturne

4. Largo

5. Poem

6. Melodi

7. Ave Maria

8. Serenad

9. Adagio

10. Largo

11. On the Wings of Song

12. Song of Spring

13. Ave verum corpus

14. Air

15. The Swan

16. Ave Maria

17. Ständchen

18. Träumerei

19. Chanson Triste

 

 

 

4´10

4´44

5´15

4´22

4´22

3´13

2´23

4´00

1´54

1´11

3´06

2´45

2´05

2´50

2´28

4´58

4´43

2´37

3´19

 

Total: 64´42

Swedish masterpieces

1.LÖTHMAN,A, DANCING IN A DREAM

2.HAQUINIUS,A, NOCTURNE

3. KARKOFF,I, TWO MEDITATIONS

4.RANGSTRÖM,T, POEM

5.SCHÖNBERG,S-G, EPIGRAM

6.JÄRNEFELT,A, BERCEUSE

7.EKLUND,H, CANZONA E DANZA

8.SJÖGREN,E, LYRICHAL

9.PIECE GRIMS-LAND,E, BEFORE THE BIRD TAKES WING

10.STENHAMMAR,W, SENTIMENTAL ROMANCE

11.ROSELL,L-E, ELEGI

12.VALENTIN,K F, ADAGIO

13.SANDSTRÖM, S-D, PIECES

 

 

Klezmer

 

 

 

Fenix

 

 

 

Marimbolino

 

 

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