Duo Sparf Härenstam

DAVID HÄRENSTAM - Classical Guitar

Duo Sparf/Härenstam

 

 

Nils-Erik Sparf, Violin

David Härenstam - Guitar

 

Experience the Swedish Duo that has been praised by critics and audiences alike.

Baroque music of J. S. Bach, virtuoso music of Niccolo Paganini and Ludwig van Beethoven. Everything combined with wild tango and Bulgarian folk music. Duo Sparf/Härenstam has toured for ten years and recorded many CDs, played on Swedish Television and Radio as well as Music Festivals and Concert Halls throughout Sweden.

 

 

Listen to the duo:

J.S. Bach Allegro BWV 1020>>

Niccolo Paganini, Sonata VI>>

A. Schnelzer Spheres (extract)>>

J. H. Roman Allegro>>

 

 

Duo Sparf / Härenstam Rewievs:

 

“In this very lively and intimate played music, the guitar part is beautifully played by David Härenstam and Nils-Erik Sparfs violin is glowing with perfect intonation and a lovingly expression”

Svenska Dagbladet

 

“These two guys are great together, and the sound is superbly balanced between the two instruments… Dashing melodies that migrate between the instruments, then at other times trade off with a virtuosic counterpoint”

American Record Guide

 

“This may very well be the best music ever heard in Dalarna... Härenstams guitar playing is glowing in the semi darkness of Mora church”

Falukuriren

 

“Two virtuosos, masters of the absolute highest calibre where playing a concert filed with the greatest technical challenges as if it where the easiest thing in the world”

Nya Wermlands Tidningen/Arvika Nyheter

 

“If anybody has the right to be called virtuosos, it is these two!”

MT

 

“I knew his capacity but rarely have I heard him play with such glow…The rapport between Sparf and Härenstam is also that of two twin-souls”

Classical Cd Musical Web International

 

 

Programme

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Sonata in e-minor BWV 1023

Transcription: David Härenstam

Adagio

Allegro

Andante

Allegro

 

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Rondo a capriccio 'Wut über den verlorenen Groschen',

Op. 129

Transcription: David Härenstam

 

Niccolo Paganini (1782 – 1840) Centone di Sonata No II

Adagio cantabile

Andantino

Allegro

 

Erland von Koch (1910-2009) Canto e Danza

 

-Interval-

 

Astor Piazzolla (1921 – 1992) Histoire du tango

1900 Bordel

1930 Café

1960 Nightclub

Concert dáujourd´hui

 

Atanas Ourkouzounov(1970)

Sonata Bulgarica

Allegro ritmico

Largo

Vivo con fuoco

 

 

Nils-Erik Sparf, Violin

Soloist diploma with honors from e Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Studied at the Prague Academy.

Nils-Erik Sparf has served as Concert Master in the Stockholm Royal Opera and as

First Concert Master in Stockholm’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra before becoming one

of three Concert Masters in Uppsala Chamber Orchestra and Uppsala Chamber Soloists.

He is also a member of Drottningholm’s Baroque Ensemble as well as Concert Master

in Stockholm’s Sinfonietta. Nils-Erik Sparf is active as soloist and chamber musician around

the world, and is represented on numerous recordings. He holds several awards, such as

Expressen’s music prize “Spelmannen,” the Hugo Alfvén prize and a medal from Pro

Musica Antiqua. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music since 1992. In

January 2004 he was given the medal “Litteris er Artibus” by king Carl XVI Gustaf.

 

 

David Härenstam, Guitar

After finishing his higher musical studies with an Advanced Diploma for Professor John Mills at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, David Härenstam has worked with a long list of CD’s, radio and TV recordings. He has toured Europe and Australia both as soloist and with different ensembles, performing music that reaches from Baroque to modern art music, often including improvised music together with his own “David Härenstam Trio.” David has five internationally acclained recordings under his own name, and has participated in numerous recordings with various artists and musicians including pianist Bengt Forsberg and singer Emma Tranströmer, as well as world music artist Seruwagi, actress Stina Ekblad and singer-song writer Sophie Moleta.