Elfrida Andrée



Swedish organist and composer Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929) strongly supported the emancipation of women in music. As an organist of Gothenburg Cathedral, Andrée was the first Scandinavian woman organist to be recognised as a professional. Her compositional style is strongly inspired by Nordic musical literature and merges a strong lyricism with a late Romantic taste. The Two Romances for violin and piano are two melancholic miniatures. The first is intense and poignant, while the second is lighter and imaginative.