Grand duel with gamba and cello
Musicians of the Orpheus Baroque ensemble present works by for instance Saint-Colombe, Marais, Barrière and Boccherini.
About the video
- Published online 25 September 2022.
- Filmed 11 September 2022.
- 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 has grown into an important part of the capital city’s music offering, serving as a meeting place for orchestra members and some of Sweden’s foremost freelance Baroque musicians. During the vignette Orpheus Treasure Trove, we hear the ensemble in a smaller format for chamber music.
The viola da gamba could loosely be considered the predecessor to the cello; it is approximately the same size, but has frets on the neck (like a guitar) and six strings (sometimes seven) instead of four, like the cello. “Gamba” means legs – it is situated between the legs, like the cello.
At this concert, the viola da gamba and cello come together. Greats of the gamba repertoire include the seventeenth-century French masters Marin Marais and Jean de Saint-Colombe (who may be familiar from the novel and film Tous Les Matins du Monde), while composers from the next century wrote music for cello, such as Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Luigi Boccherini.
Critically acclaimed ensemble Orpheus Baroque regularly works with prominent guests from the international Baroque music scene. The artistic directors are the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic’s solo cellist, Johannes Rostamo, as well as concertmaster and Baroque violinist Elin Gabrielsson, a member, among other ensembles, of Italian Europa Galante.
Jean de Sainte-Colombe Concerto No. 44 in g minor "Tombeau les regrets"
Marin Marais Rondeau le Troilleur from Suite in G major from Pièces de violes, Livre V
Domenico Gabrielli Ricercare No. 3 in D major for cello solo
Francesco Alborea From Sonata in D major for cello and basso continuo
Jean-Baptiste Barrière Sonata No. 2 in d minor ”Trio Sonata”
Michel Corrette Concerto in D major ”Le Phénix” for three celli and basso continuo
Dieterich Buxtehude Sonata à due ”Trio Sonata” in D BuxWV 267
Johann Sebastian Bach From Suite No. 6 in D major for cello solo
Carl Friedrich Abel Sonata No. 3 in D major for viola da gamba and basso continuo
Giorgio Antoniotto From Sonata in c minor for two celli and basso continuo op 1:9
Francesco Geminiani From Sonata No. 2 in d minor for cello and basso continuo
Luigi Boccherini From Sonata in G major for cello and basso continuo
Georg Christoph Wagenseil Suite No. 3 in C major for three celli and basso continuo
- Musicians from Orpheus Baroque Stockholm:
- Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann cello/viola da gamba
- Daniel Holst cello/viola da gamba
- Johannes Rostamo cello
- Valur Pálsson double bass
- Jonas Nordberg theorbo/lute
- Marcus Mohlin harpsichord
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