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Krister Henriksson

Actor Krister Henriksson, famous for playing Swedish TV detective Kurt Wallander, presents a personal selection of music. Krister's selection includes orchestral works by Sibelius.

Actor Krister Henriksson, known to many as rumpled Swedish detective Kurt Wallander, presents a personal selection of music.

In Henning Mankell's novels and subsequent television films Wallander's musical tastes are very much operatic: his dog is even named after the legendary tenor Jussi Björling. Krister, who played the role for over a decade after a long and acclaimed stage career, presents a more varied selection today including works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Arvo Pärt, and performances by some of his favourite Swedish artists including jazz pianist Jan Johansson, singer Monica Zetterlund, and ABBA's own Benny Andersson. Krister also reflects on his home town of Stockholm, his early performances in Peer Gynt, and his experience of working with Ingmar Bergman.

First broadcast in December 2015 as part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season.

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29 minutes

Music Played

  • Traditional Swedish

    Hargalaten

    Performer: Åsa Jinder.
    • EMI ?: 50999 508158 2 1.
    • EMI.
    • 2.
  • Carl Sjöberg

    Tonerna

    Singer: Jussi Björling. Orchestra: Stockholm Royal Orchestra. Conductor: Nils Grevillius.
    • Swedish Society : SCD101.
    • Swedish Society.
    • 1.
  • Fred E. Ahlert

    Sakta Vi Ga Genom Stan

    Singer: Monica Zetterlund. Ensemble: Georg Riedel Orchestra.
    • UNIVERSAL MUSIC.
  • Arvo Pärt

    Spiegel Im Spiegel

    Performer: Vadim Gluzman. Performer: Angela Yoffe.
    • BIS : BIS-CD-1434.
    • BIS.
    • 6.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Morning Mood from Peer Gynt

    Orchestra: Estonian National S O. Conductor: Paavo Järvi.
    • VIRGIN : 545-7222.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 10.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Springtime Breaking Through

    Ensemble: Ars Nova Copenhagen. Conductor: Michael Bojesen.
    • DACAPO : 8.226610.
    • 1.
  • Evert Taube

    Sa skimrande

    Singer: Sven-Bertil Taube.
    • EMI.
  • Frank Bridge

    A Vigil, for piano left hand

    Performer: Sergio Barer.
    • Piano Music for One Hand.
    • Corsaire Records.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quintet in C major, 2nd mvt; Adagio (D.956)

    Performer: Misha Milman. Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
    • TELDEC : 4509-94564-2.
    • TELDEC.
    • 1.
  • Benny Andersson

    Nu Mar Jag Mycket Battre

    Performer: Benny Andersson Orchestra. Ensemble: Benny Andersson Orchestra.
    • Mono Music ?: MMCD 023.
    • Mono Music.
    • 10.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Valse Triste

    Orchestra: Gothenburg S O.. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 00289-477 7131.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 3.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Cello sonata in E minor - 1st mvt

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma.
    • RCA RD : 87022.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Sommarpsalm

    Choir: The Real Group.
    • VIRGIN ?: 7243 812535 2 6.
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    O mio babbino caro

    Singer: Maria Callas. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
    • EMI 5570622.
    • EMI.
    • 3.
  • Dominique Lakin Badal

    Blackbird Blues

    • Dominique Records : DM20.
    • Dominique Records.
    • 1.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tristan and Isolde, Act 3 - Liebestod

    Singer: Birgit Nilsson. Orchestra: Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele. Conductor: Karl Böhm.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 419-88902.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 11.
  • Jan Johansson

    Visa Fran Utanmyra

    • Jazz På Svenska.
    • Heptagon.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068 - Air

    Performer: Lang Lang.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 86798-29332.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Gunnar Svensson

    Karl Bertil Jonssons Julafton

    Performer: Arne Domnérus.
    • PHONO SUECIA : PS-CD83.
    • PHONO SUECIA.
    • 4.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Toy soldier's march arr. for trumpet and piano [orig. for violin and piano]

    Performer: Tine Thing Helseth. Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • EMI.

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