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Genre: Jazz

Kind of jazz: Notturno

Jan Lundgren meets the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir, performing well-known classical pieces in new versions. Florian Benfer conducts.

Pianist Jan Lundgren is one of our foremost musicians and through some 50 albums and in tons of projects and collaborations, he has demonstrated his ability to embrace tradition with simultaneous self-renewal. In recent years, Jan Lundgren has presented a series of concerts under the collective title Kind of Jazz, with invited artists and ensembles.

Jan Lundgren and his collaborative partner of many years, the phenomenal bass player Hans Backenroth, join forces with the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir in a landscape based entirely on classical music, to be sure, but that has been reshaped into something new. In 2007, Jan Lundgren worked with the choir on the record Magnum Mysterium. Now in arrangements by Martin Berggren, we will hear well-known classics with a new twist. Jan Lundgren is the piano soloist and will interact with Backenroth and the choir under the baton of Florian Benfer. This fully composed material can dissolve into improvisation at a moment’s inspiration.

We will hear music by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff and more. Leading the performance will be German conductor Florian Benfer, who has been artistic director of the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir since autumn 2018. Ten years earlier, in 2008, he won the Gustaf Sjökvist Scholarship for young choir directors and has been involved in numerous collaborations since then, many of which have focused on new music.

  • The music

  • Alexander Borodin Notturno from String Quartet No. 2 in D major
  • Frédéric Chopin Prelude in c minor from 24 Preludes op 28
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Bist du bei mir BWV 508
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3
  • Jan Lundgren Natten kan bli lång arr Florian Benfer
  • Serge Rachmaninoff Vocalise op 34:14
  • Nils Lindberg Torn Eriks visa
  • Nils Lindberg Night for chorus a cappella
  • Claude Debussy Rêverie
  • Johannes Brahms Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen WoO 35:3
  • Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Sz 56
  • Encore:
  • Johannes Brahms Wiegenlied ”Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf” WoO 31:11
  • Wolfgang Richter Little Sandman (Sandmann, lieber Sandmann)
  • Participants

  • Jan Lundgren piano
  • Hans Backenroth double bass
  • Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör
  • Florian Benfer conductor

About the video

  • Published online 1 May 2022.
  • From a livestream 22 April 2022.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 20 minutes. 
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

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Genre: Jazz

Kind of jazz: Notturno

Jan Lundgren meets the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir, performing well-known classical pieces in new versions. Florian Benfer conducts.

About the video

  • Published online 1 May 2022.
  • From a livestream 22 April 2022.
  • The video is approximately one hour and 20 minutes. 
  • Subtitles in English and Swedish is activated by using the CC control in the video player.

Pianist Jan Lundgren is one of our foremost musicians and through some 50 albums and in tons of projects and collaborations, he has demonstrated his ability to embrace tradition with simultaneous self-renewal. In recent years, Jan Lundgren has presented a series of concerts under the collective title Kind of Jazz, with invited artists and ensembles.

Jan Lundgren and his collaborative partner of many years, the phenomenal bass player Hans Backenroth, join forces with the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir in a landscape based entirely on classical music, to be sure, but that has been reshaped into something new. In 2007, Jan Lundgren worked with the choir on the record Magnum Mysterium. Now in arrangements by Martin Berggren, we will hear well-known classics with a new twist. Jan Lundgren is the piano soloist and will interact with Backenroth and the choir under the baton of Florian Benfer. This fully composed material can dissolve into improvisation at a moment’s inspiration.

We will hear music by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff and more. Leading the performance will be German conductor Florian Benfer, who has been artistic director of the Gustaf Sjökvist Chamber Choir since autumn 2018. Ten years earlier, in 2008, he won the Gustaf Sjökvist Scholarship for young choir directors and has been involved in numerous collaborations since then, many of which have focused on new music.

  • The music

  • Alexander Borodin Notturno from String Quartet No. 2 in D major
  • Frédéric Chopin Prelude in c minor from 24 Preludes op 28
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Bist du bei mir BWV 508
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3
  • Jan Lundgren Natten kan bli lång arr Florian Benfer
  • Serge Rachmaninoff Vocalise op 34:14
  • Nils Lindberg Torn Eriks visa
  • Nils Lindberg Night for chorus a cappella
  • Claude Debussy Rêverie
  • Johannes Brahms Erlaube mir, feins Mädchen WoO 35:3
  • Béla Bartók Romanian Folk Dances Sz 56
  • Encore:
  • Johannes Brahms Wiegenlied ”Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf” WoO 31:11
  • Wolfgang Richter Little Sandman (Sandmann, lieber Sandmann)
  • Participants

  • Jan Lundgren piano
  • Hans Backenroth double bass
  • Gustaf Sjökvists Kammarkör
  • Florian Benfer conductor

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

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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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