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EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN

National Stage for Early Music 

Congratulations Swedish music lovers: EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN - National Stage for Early Music is now being launched! For two decades, the vision of a national genre-specific focal point for baroque, renaissance and medieval music has been driven by Stockholm Early Music Festival. An attractive platform that brings 1000 years of cultural heritage and music history to life in the present. A permanent stage where Swedish and international interpreters of early music meet to give Sweden's audience high-quality artistic experiences in the name of passion - all year round. 

EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN will had its grand opening at 16.00 on Sunday 4 September, on the main stage of Musikaliska Kvarteret, address: Nybrokajen 11, Stockholm - Stockholm's oldest concert house - with one of the baroque world's absolute top performers, directly and exclusively from Paris: Les Arts Florissants. In Autumn 2022, two more strong program points are offered: the fine-tuned Orkiestra Historyczna from Poland on October 2, and the renowned British vocal ensemble Stile Antico on October 30. 

2023 a new season is starting with more golden opportunities to experience high quality early music: February 5 Voces Suaves (Switzerland), March 5 Federico Fiorio & La Florida Capella (Italy) and April 2 Barokksolistene (Norway)Moreover a guest performance with bas singer Staffan Liljas at The Sweden Festival in Gothemburg on March 11th, an Early Music Day concert with the same artist on March 21th as well as a CD-release concert with Ensemble Villancico on April 28th. See all the details of our concerts below. 

It was never too late for early music!

With the support of the Swedish Arts Council. 

Sunday 5 February 2023 - Sunday 2 April 2023

Give access to the season concerts for a reduced price.

15:59 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen Buy ticket
Sunday 5 February 2023

Photo: Markus Räber

The four hundred year old opus of the masters Schütz, Scheidt and Schein still moves us today in its pervasive beauty and expressiveness. Their vocal music offers consolation to deep sorrow and melancholy. With their captivating rhetoric and warmly enveloping sounds, the internationally renowned Swiss ensemble Voces Suaves brings these Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces to life.

PROGRAMME

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

Aus der Tiefe schrei ich zu Dir, SWV 235

- ur Becker Psalter, 1628

 

Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)

O Herr, ich bin Dein Knecht

Ich lasse Dich nicht

Die mit Tränen sähen 

- ur Israelsbrünnlein, 1623

 

Erbarm Dich mein, o Herre Gott

- ur Opella nova, geistliche Konzerte, 1618

 

Samuel Scheidt (1587 - 1654)

Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir

- ur Geistlicher Concerten IV, 1640

 

Tabulatura Nova, 1624

 

Johann Hermann Schein

Ich will schweigen

- für Dorothea Maria, Herzogin von Sachsen, † 18. Juli 1617

 

Heinrich Schütz

Verleih uns Frieden, SWV 372

 

INTERVAL

 

Heinrich Schütz

Wenn Gott einmal erlösen wird, SWV 231

- ur Becker Psalter, 1628

 

Musicalische Exequien: I. Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Messe, SWV 279

- tillägnad Heinrich Posthumus Reuß, † 3. Dezember 1635

 

Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391

- ur Geistliche Chormusik, 1648 

 
16:00 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen Buy ticket
Sunday 5 March 2023

Love has never made it easy for people. The young star sopranist Federico Fiorio enchants with his magical voice and the ensemble La Florida Capella and offers passionate experiences - hidden musical treasures from 17th and 18th century Italy! Emotional music by Cesti, Strozzi, Viviani, Vitali, Cazzati...   16:00 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen Buy ticket
Sunday 2 April 2023

Good melodies are durable. They travel far, changing and refining along the way, like other folk art. When the exciting and dynamic Norwegian Barokksolistene take place the stage under the direction of Bjarte Eike, you are guaranteed a virtuosic, colourful and sparkling 18th-century transformational experience. From folk music to art music - with traditions drawn from weddings, theatres and beer houses. 16:00 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen Buy ticket
Sunday 4 September 2022

Paul Agnew | Photo: © Oscar Ortega

Les Arts Florissants | Photo: © William Beaucardet

PROGRAMME

Claudio Monteverdi  From "Selva morale e spirituale":

Beatus Vir

Iste confessor

Salve Regina a voce solo

Salomone Rossi Sonata sopra l'aria di Ruggiero terzo libro

Claudio Monteverdi From "Selva morale e spirituale":

Laudate Dominum a voce solo SV197a

Giacomo Carissimi  Motet "Super flumina Babylonis" 

Claudio Monteverdi From "Selva morale e spirituale":

Laudate Dominum omnes gentes. Primo a 5 voci concertato (n° 21)

INTERVAL

Girolamo Frescobaldi Canzon quarta a 3, due canti e basso

Giacomo Carissimi  Jephte 

LES ARTS FLORISSANTS

Natasha Schnuur, soprano  Ellen Giacone, soprano Blandine de Sansal, mezzo soprano Mathilde Ortscheidt, alto Geoffroy Buffiere, bass Edward Grint, bass

Tami Troman, baroque violin Roxana Rastegar, baroque violin Cyril Poulet, baroque cello Massimo Moscardo, luth Diego Salamanca, luth Nanja Breedijk, baroque harp Florian Carre, organ

Paul Agnew, conductor

Les Arts Florissants receives financial support from the State, the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs (DRAC), the Département de la Vendée and the Région Pays de la Loire. The Selz Foundation is their Principal Sponsor. Aline Foriel-Destezet and the American Friends of Les Arts Florissants are Major Sponsors.Les Arts Florissants have been artists in residence at the Philharmonie de Paris since 2015

16:00 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen Live streaming
Sunday 2 October 2022

Martyna Pastuszka | Photo: © Magdalena Hałas

With support of the Polish Institute Stockholm |

{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna from Poland is one of Europe's leading specialist ensembles within 17- and 18-century music. Conducted by the brilliant violinist Martyna Pastuszka they perform regularly in Vienna, Berlin and London and will now play for the very first time at EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN and in Stockholm! Oriental Tales brings you to an enchanting world where composers were inspired by eastern traditions and mythology.

PROGRAMME

H.Purcell

Suite "Distress'd Innocence or The Princess of Persia"

F. Couperin 

Sonata "La Sultanne"

M. Corrette 

Concert "Phoenix" pour quatre parGes de basse

-INTERVAL-

A.A. Schmelzer 

Sonata "Die Türkenschlacht bei Wien 1683"

M. Marais  

Piece de viole op.5 Suite no.2

M. Corrette/ J. Ph Rameau 

Concerto Comique no. 25 "Les Sauvages et la Furstemberg"

 

With support of the Polish Institute, Stockholm.

16:00 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen
Sunday 30 October 2022

Stile Antico | Photo: © Marco Borggreve

“Everything they perform arises to new levels of perfection” British press writes about the vocal ensemble Stile Antico, who is praised internationally for its fresh, vibrant and moving performances of Renaissance polyphony. At EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN you follow the ensemble - in its first visit to Sweden - charting a musical course from twilight to sunrise, seductive and unsettling in equal measure!

PROGRAMME

TOWARD THE DAWN

EVENING

'Twilight gray had her sober livery all things clad'- Milton

J. Wilbye - Draw on sweet night

T. Tallis - Te lucis ante terminum

J. Ward - Come sable night

W. Byrd - Vigilate

NIGHTFALL

‘Through the spaces of the dark, midnight shakes the memory’- T.S. Eliot

J. Sheppard - In manus tuas 

G. Allegri - Miserere mei

INTERVAL

THE SMALL HOURS

‘Come, Sleep, the certain knot of peace’- Sidney

P. Rogier/T.Morley - Laboravi in gemitu meo 

O. de Lassus -Toutes les nuitz 

N. Muhly - Gentle Sleep 

DAWN

‘The morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness’ - Shakespeare

T. Tallis - O nata lux

C. Monteverdi - Ecco mormorar l’onde 

J. Taverner - Ave Dei patris filia

16:00 - 18:00Musikaliska, Stora salen
Sunday 20 November 2022

Sweden's baroque music elite presents a selection from Francesca Caccini's opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina from 1625. A guided concert with the mezzo-sopranos Ann Hallenberg and Kristina Hammarström and a baroque ensemble led by Mariangiola Martello.

The production is a collaboration between DEN ANDRA OPERAN and EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN.

PROGRAMME:

INTRODUCTION to the work by musicologist Holger Schmidt Hallenberg

MUSIC from Francesca Caccini's opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina (1625)

INTERVAL Drinks on sale 

AFTER-CONCERT mingling, panel discussion, audience questions and conversations! With Holger Schmitt-Hallenberg, Mariangiola Martello, Bente Rolandsdotter and the audience.

JOIN THE JOURNEY WHEN AN OPERA IS REVIVED: In Italy, around 1600, a number of music-dramatic works were created that claim to be THE FIRST OPERA. At one of the premieres, the thirteen-year-old shooting star Francesca Caccini sang one of the roles, and already in 1607 she wrote her first opera on her own: La Stiava! The work has not yet been found, but her La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina from 1625 is today considered the world's oldest surviving opera composed by a woman. In 2022/23, Den Andra Operan makes a deep dive into the birth of opera from a female perspective, starting with Francesca Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina. We invite YOU to take part in the open creative process that continues for a year under the name CACCINI REVISITED.

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18:30 - 20:30Musikaliska, Clara-salen