Born; 19 February 1841 in Visby Sweden.
Died; 11 January 1929 in Gothenburg Sweden.
Probably the women musician with the most interesting and varied life that you have never heard of.
She completed several firsts for a woman in her native Sweden.
She was the first woman in her country to become a cathedral organist, conduct a full orchestra, and focus on large-scale chamber and orchestral music as a composer. Though she would also become Sweden’s first female certified telegraph operator, she put this skill to little use. Instead, she enjoyed a long and successful career as a professional musician.
She was the pupil of Ludvig Norman and Niels Wilhelm Gade. Her sister was the singer Fredrika Stenhammar. An activist in the Swedish women's movement, she was one of the first female organists to be officially appointed in Scandinavia.
She began work in Stockholm in 1861 and became the organist at Gothenburg Cathedral in 1867. For her services, she was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.
Her compositions featured the opera Fritiofs saga (1899, two symphonies, a piano quartet in A minor (1870) and a piano quintet in E minor, a piano trio in G minor (1887), two string quartets, pieces for violin (including sonatas in E flat and B flat major) and for piano, two Swedish masses, an 1879 choral ballade "Snöfrid", and lieder. Her style reflected the ideas of the Leipzig school and the Scandinavian nationalism of her day.
Av himlens här den högstes makt, Chorale prelude to hymn 403 in the Swedish Book of Hymns/Den svenska psalmboken, 1986
Choral prelude no. 15.
Chorale with  variations
Ditt ord, o Jesu bliva må, Chorale prelude to hymn 131.
Fuga con spirito, E-flat major , Fugue for organ E-flat major
Guds rena Lamm, oskyldig, Chorale prelude to hymn 143.
Höga majestät, vi alla, Chorale prelude to hymn 329
Jag lyfter min