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Genre: Chamber music

Dawn in Vienna

The composers and the music that laid the foundation to a musical metropolis. Orfeus Barock and Annastina Malm rarely heard pieces by composers Maria Grimani, Joseph Fux and Antonio Caldara.

Since its formation in 2015, Orpheus Baroque Stockholm has grown into an important part of the capital city’s music offering, serving as a meeting place for philharmonic musicians and some of Sweden’s foremost freelance Baroque musicians.

The critically acclaimed ensemble collaborates with guest conductors such as Alfredo Bernardini, Dan Laurin, Peter Spissky, Luca Guglielmi, Göran Karlsson and Mariangiola Martello, and soloists such as Anders J. Dahlin and Kristina Hammarström. The artistic directors are the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s solo cellist Johannes Rostamo, and concertmaster and Baroque violinist Elin Gabrielsson.

Not much is known about the life and work of Maria Margherita Grimani, except for one thing, which is known without hesitation: she was the first female composer to have an opera performed at the Royal Opera in Vienna. She also composed other music for voice, including two oratorios. As we will hear at this concert, her music is filled with powerful emotion.

Much more is known about Johann Joseph Fux, Austria’s most prominent Baroque composer. He travelled frequently to Italy and Venice, where music made a powerful impression on him. Austrian Georg Rutter the younger was a successor to Fux, and influential in Vienna towards the mid 1700s, and kapellmeister at St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

One of the best known composers from Venice is Vivaldi, who was also active at the time. Another Venetian-born composer was Antonio Caldara, who travelled to Vienna, where he was court conductor from 1716, which coincides with the period during which Maria Margherita Grimani was active in the Viennese court. These musical lives cross paths at this concert.

Here, Orpheus Baroque works together with Swedish mezzo soprano Annastina Malm. She has an intense international career and a large repertoire consisting of both older and new music.

  • The music

  • Maria Margherita Grimani Sinfonia from Pallade e Marte
  • Maria Margherita Grimani D’Augusto vincitor from Pallade e Marte
  • Johann Joseph Fux Trio Sonata in A major K 340
  • Attilio Ariosti Sonata for viola d’amore and basso continuo
  • Maria Margherita Grimani A le tue eccelse imprese from Pallade e Marte
  • Intermission: a conversation with Johannes Rostamo
  • Antonio Caldara Introduzione from La morte d'Abel
  • Antonio Caldara Fortuna e speranza from Nitocri
  • Antonio Caldara Concerto da camera à violoncello solo
  • Georg Reutter Jr. Parto inerme from La Betulia liberata
  • Georg Reutter Jr. Pizzicato
  • Antonio Vivaldi Barbaro traditor from L’oracolo in Messenia
  • Participants

  • Members of Orpheus Baroque Stockholm
  • Annastina Malm mezzo-soprano

About the video

  • From a livestream 25 April 2021.
  • The video is approximately two hours.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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Genre: Chamber music

Dawn in Vienna

The composers and the music that laid the foundation to a musical metropolis. Orfeus Barock and Annastina Malm rarely heard pieces by composers Maria Grimani, Joseph Fux and Antonio Caldara.

About the video

  • From a livestream 25 April 2021.
  • The video is approximately two hours.
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

Since its formation in 2015, Orpheus Baroque Stockholm has grown into an important part of the capital city’s music offering, serving as a meeting place for philharmonic musicians and some of Sweden’s foremost freelance Baroque musicians.

The critically acclaimed ensemble collaborates with guest conductors such as Alfredo Bernardini, Dan Laurin, Peter Spissky, Luca Guglielmi, Göran Karlsson and Mariangiola Martello, and soloists such as Anders J. Dahlin and Kristina Hammarström. The artistic directors are the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s solo cellist Johannes Rostamo, and concertmaster and Baroque violinist Elin Gabrielsson.

Not much is known about the life and work of Maria Margherita Grimani, except for one thing, which is known without hesitation: she was the first female composer to have an opera performed at the Royal Opera in Vienna. She also composed other music for voice, including two oratorios. As we will hear at this concert, her music is filled with powerful emotion.

Much more is known about Johann Joseph Fux, Austria’s most prominent Baroque composer. He travelled frequently to Italy and Venice, where music made a powerful impression on him. Austrian Georg Rutter the younger was a successor to Fux, and influential in Vienna towards the mid 1700s, and kapellmeister at St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

One of the best known composers from Venice is Vivaldi, who was also active at the time. Another Venetian-born composer was Antonio Caldara, who travelled to Vienna, where he was court conductor from 1716, which coincides with the period during which Maria Margherita Grimani was active in the Viennese court. These musical lives cross paths at this concert.

Here, Orpheus Baroque works together with Swedish mezzo soprano Annastina Malm. She has an intense international career and a large repertoire consisting of both older and new music.

  • The music

  • Maria Margherita Grimani Sinfonia from Pallade e Marte
  • Maria Margherita Grimani D’Augusto vincitor from Pallade e Marte
  • Johann Joseph Fux Trio Sonata in A major K 340
  • Attilio Ariosti Sonata for viola d’amore and basso continuo
  • Maria Margherita Grimani A le tue eccelse imprese from Pallade e Marte
  • Intermission: a conversation with Johannes Rostamo
  • Antonio Caldara Introduzione from La morte d'Abel
  • Antonio Caldara Fortuna e speranza from Nitocri
  • Antonio Caldara Concerto da camera à violoncello solo
  • Georg Reutter Jr. Parto inerme from La Betulia liberata
  • Georg Reutter Jr. Pizzicato
  • Antonio Vivaldi Barbaro traditor from L’oracolo in Messenia
  • Participants

  • Members of Orpheus Baroque Stockholm
  • Annastina Malm mezzo-soprano

Watch in our app

The Konserthuset Play app makes it easier to experience music on your phone or tablet – or on a big screen! Read more

FAQ about Konserthuset Play

Our tips for how to best take advantage of our selection and how you watch our livestreams. To FAQ

Konserthuset Stockholm’s fundraising for the UNHCR – support the Ukrainian people

All donations are passed on daily and in full to the UNHCR and the Ukrainian people. Use Swish number 123 408 85 63 or make your donation via our booking system. Warm thanks!

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