21.09. Goteborg Baroque

Saturday, September 21, 7 p.m.
Ursuline Church

Göteborg Baroque

Peter Spissky, violin
Erik Skanke Høsøien, theorbo
Magnus Kjellson, organ 
Amanda Flodin, mezzosoprano

 

Programme:

DOLCEZZA DI MORTE

 

 Anonimus
Ave Maris Stella 

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Rosary Sonatas
Sonata I. – The Annunciation
Preludium – Variatio – Finale 

Barbara Strozzi
L’Eraclito amoroso 

Johann Adam Reincken
Fugue in G minor 

Francesca Caccini
Lasciatemi qui solo 

Antonio Bertali
Ciacona

 

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Robert de Visée
Prélude – Allemande- Chaconne en rondeau

Claudio Monteverdi
Lamento d’Arianna 

Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
Rosary Sonatas
Sonata IV. – The Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple
Ciacona 

Ann Boleyn(?)
Oh death rock me asleep

 

About performer:

GÖTEBORG BAROQUE is a Swedish music ensemble that focuses on Swedish, German, and Italian music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The ensemble consists of eight singers and twenty-three musicians performing on period instruments. Since 2004, Göteborg Baroque has held its own concert series in the German Church in Gothenburg. Their programmes feature both major standard works such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St John Passion as well as an ongoing exploration of the unknown gems hidden in the Düben collection (Uppsala University Library), the world’s largest collection of original scores from the baroque era.

Göteborg Baroque regularly tours Sweden and Europe and has released two CDs. Their debut CD from 2007 was entirely devoted to music by Dieterich Buxtehude and was followed in 2010 by “Ach Swea Thron” containing festival music from the Düben Collection including music by Christian Geist, Johann Valentin Meder, Franz Tunder as well as Buxtehude.

Magnus Kjellson is the founder and director of Göteborg Baroque, the prize-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble now in its second decade. Göteborg Baroque has generated large international interest through its concerts and CD recordings. He has toured Europe and the United States as a solo organist and ensemble leader, and is frequently engaged as a guest instructor at international academies and festivals. He was educated at the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg where he studied with Rune Wåhlberg and Hans Davidsson and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam with Hans van Nieuwkoop. He has taught organ interpretation and liturgical organ at the Academy of Music and Drama and currently serves as the organist at the German Church.