Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar was a Swedish composer, conductor and pianist. His works were quite varied and included two completed symphonies, a substantial Serenade for Orchestra, two piano concertos, four piano sonatas, a violin sonata, six string quartets, many songs and other vocal works, including several large-scale works for chorus or voices and orchestra: the early ballad "Florez och Blanzeflor" op. 3 written around 1891, "Ithaka" op. 21 from 1904, the cantatas Ett folk (A people) from 1905 and Sången (The song) op. 44 from 1921.