Göteborgs Konserthus Stockholm: 18th and 20th centuries

We meet Carl Michael Bellman and Olle Adolphson as guitarist Mats Bergström and singer Olle Persson delve into two key centuries in the history of Stockholm.

Concert length: 2 h incl. intermission Scene: Stenhammarsalen
230-300 SEK Student 115-150 SEK

Guitar and vocals from two different centuries, but one and the same location: Stockholm. Two well-known musicians, guitarist Mats Bergström and singer Olle Persson, interpret music from Sweden’s capital by composers such as Carl Michael Bellman and Olle Adolphson.

In 2021, guitarist Mats Bergström performed the premiere of a newly discovered piece of guitar music by Olle Adolphson who, apart from being a troubadour, poet and composer, was also an excellent guitarist. 300 years earlier, the German composer David Kellner wrote music for the lute in Stockholm. The national poet Carl Michael Bellman lived and worked in the same city, and ”the father of Swedish music”, Johan Helmich Roman, was born there. Both Bellman and Adolphson liked to write about love and everyday life. Bellman’s poems contain narratives of childbirth, washboards, mangles and chickens, while Adolphson describes how love can be silenced or given a voice in everyday life through furniture and the wind blowing in the trees. These sounds of Stockholm are interpreted by two artists from the same city: Olle Persson, who is well known in Sweden for his beautiful voice, and Mats Bergström, acclaimed as a versatile guitarist.

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Programme

Roman Ouverture in E Flat Major 4 min

Roman Allegro from Drottningholmsmusiken 3 min

Roman Bourré from Assagio in G Minor 2 min

Kellner Chaconne in A Major 7 min

Kellner Campanella in D Major 3 min

Kellner Aria in D Major 4 min

Kellner Giga in D Major 2 min

Bellman Fredmans epistel nr 33 "Stolta stad" 6 min

Bellman Fredmans epistel nr 48 "Solen glimmar" 7 min

Bellman Fredmans epistel nr 9 "Käraste bröder" 4 min

Intermission 25 min

Adolphson Elva stycken för gitarr ur mitt musikaliska skissblock 24 min

Adolphson Fågelsång 3 min

Adolphson Fröken Frenssen 4 min

Adolphson Nu har jag fått den jag vill ha 4 min

Adolphson Trubbel 4 min

Adolphson Mitt eget land 4 min

Participants

Mats Bergström guitar

Olle Persson baryton

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