Orpheus’ Treasure Trove – Passion in Naples
Pieces from a musical metropolis by Porpora, Scarlatti and more.
Sunday 12 February 2023 16.00Ends approximately 18.00
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. At this performance, we hear the ensemble in a format that is closer to chamber music during the vignette Orpheus Treasure Trove.
Naples has played an important role historically not only for the region’s music, but also for western music more broadly. Early on – in the sixteenth century – music conservatories run by the church were based here, and Naples was referred to as Europe’s music conservatory. The city is primarily associated with dazzling songs and opera, but here, we establish familiarity with instrumental music by leading seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Neapolitan composers.
Critically acclaimed ensemble Orpheus Baroque regularly works with prominent guests from the international Baroque music scene. Artistic director is 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.
The musicApproximate times
Nicola Porpora Sinfonia to L’Agrippina3 min
Johann Adolf Hasse Sinfonia No. 6 in g minor op 5:610 min
Domenico Scarlatti Minuet in F major K 94, version for violin and archlute2 min
Domenico Auletta Concerto in C major for harpsichord, two violins and basso continuo18 min
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata in b minor K 87, version for string quartet5 min
Leonardo Leo Partimento No. 1 for archelute Gj 17493 min
Salvatore Lanzetti Three Pieces from Pièces pour le violoncelle10 min
Francesco Durante Concerto No. 2 in g minor for string and basso continuo10 min
- Musicians from Orpheus Baroque Stockholm:
- Anna Paradiso Laurin harpsichord
- Elin Gabrielsson violin
- Emma Nyman violin
- Christopher Öhman viola
- Johannes Rostamo cello
- Jonas Nordberg theorbo/lute