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C P E Bach Sinfonia e minor

Tenderness, passion. Tempests and longing. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s music is intense and emotional. Here, Orpheus Baroque Stockholm performs his Sinfonia in E Minor.

In his time, Carl Philipp Emanuel was one of the foremost and best-known composers, far more famous and beloved than his father Johann Sebastian Bach. In his music, he expressed the aesthetic ideals that were captured in the expression Sturm und Drang – Storm and Longing. It was a counterbalance to the Enlightenment notions of rationality, empiricism and reason. Here, we encounter explosive music with abundant energy and quick changes, as well as melodic beauty and warmth.

Orpheus Baroque Stockholm was founded in 2015 by Baroque-loving members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. The ensemble has since then also developed into an important meeting place for some of Sweden’s leading Baroque musicians. The ensemble plays period instruments and since it was founded, violinist Elin Gabrielsson (member of, among other things, Italian Europa Galante) has served as concertmaster and cellist Johannes Rostamo (solo cellist for the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra) has served as artistic director.

Every concert with Orfeus Baroque is led by top musicians in early music, here the Italian harpsichordist and conductor Luca Guglielmi.
  • The music

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sinfonia in e minor
  • Participants

  • Orpheus Baroque Stockholm
  • Luca Guglielmi leader & harpsichordist
  • Filmed in December 2018.
  • The video is approximately 12 minutes.