Orpheus’ Treasure Trove: The Father of Swedish Music
Meet Johan Helmich Roman and his colleagues, with members from Orpheus Baroque Stockholm.
Sunday 13 September 2020 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
The concert will take place with an audience of maximum 50 people in the hall.
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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 Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s solo cellist Johannes Rostamo and concertmaster and Baroque violinist Elin Gabrielsson serve as artistic directors.
Johan Helmich Roman, also known as the father of Swedish music, and George Frideric Handel share many musical similarities. They met at the King’s Theatre in London, where Roman was a violinist while Handel was an in-house composer. In London, Roman also heard Italian Francesco (?) Geminiani, a violinist to the English court. Back in Sweden, Roman was appointed vice conductor to the court and became acquainted with the composer and violin and piano virtuoso Johan Agrell, before Agrell moved to Germany.
At this concert, we will hear the similarities and differences between the Baroque-era music of these four friends.
The musicApproximate times
Johan Helmich Roman Trio Sonata in g minor BeRI 10110 min
Francesco Geminiani Sonata No. 2 in d minor for cello and basso continuo12 min
Johan Helmich Roman From Assaggio in A major for violin solo BeRI 3173 min
George Frideric Handel From Trio Sonata in D major HWV 3855 min
Leonardo Leo Trio Sonata in D major7 min
Giuseppe Tartini Sonata in a minor for violin and basso continuo op 2:516 min
Johan Helmich Roman Sonata in g minor for oboe and basso continuo BeRI 2247 min
Georg Philipp Telemann Trio Sonata in g minor TWV 42:g511 min
- Members of Orpheus Baroque Stockholm:
- Elin Gabrielsson violin
- Jesper Harryson oboe
- Johannes Rostamo cello
- Johan Lindström harpsichord