Orpheus' Treasure Trove
Baroque gems by French master François Couperin.
Sunday 16 September 2018 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
Many members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are fascinated by Baroque music and interpretations. The Orpheus Baroque Ensemble was formed in 2015 and plays period instruments under the artistic guidance of concertmaster Elin Gabrielsson, violinist and member of the Baroque ensemble Europa Galante.
Here, the ensemble will perform pieces by French Baroque master François Couperin, often known as le grand, or the great, in honour of the 350-year anniversary of his birth. He is also the most prominent and acclaimed member of the musical Couperin family. He was born in Paris and wove rococo elegance into his music, along with French dance rhythms and Italian-influenced melodies. He was an organist and harpsichordist, and composed large collections of chamber and piano music, including the famous Pièces de Clavecin.
The musicApproximate times
"Orfeus skattkammare" – barockpärlor av franska mästaren François Couperin 350 år
François Couperin Concerts royaux – Premier concert in G major13 min
Marin Marais Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris from La gamme et autres morceaux de symphonie8 min
François Couperin Le Parnasse ou L’apothéose de Corelli för två violiner och basso continuo12 min
Georg Muffat Sonata No. 2 in g minor from Armonico tributo15 min
François Couperin La Françoise [La pucelle], Trio Sonata in e minor23 min
- Ann Wallström violin
- Emma Nyman violin
- Christopher Öhman viola
- Johannes Rostamo cello
- Daniel Holst viola da gamba
- Jesper Harryson oboe
- Mayumi Kamata harpsichord