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Musica Sveciae är den svenska nationalencyklopedin i musik, 100 timmars musik – från forntidens bronslurar till vårt tid. Lyssna bakåt eller på tvärs genom historien: här finns symfoni, solosång, kammarmusik, kyrkomusik och körsång, ja också barnvisans historia. Den bästa musiken, med de bästa artisterna. Kampanjpris från 39kr per styck!
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Image A Musical Portrait
Wilhelm Stenhammar 1871-1927
A musical portrait

Wilhelm Stenhammar - a dreamer and a man with an iron will, who more than any other romantic Swedish composer sought for the unique in every composition.

Sampler including songs, chamber music and symphonic music by one of Sweden's foremost composers.

Anne Sofie von Otter, Håkan Hagegård, Ingvar Wixell, Greta Erikson, Nils-Erik Sparf, Bengt Forsberg, Mats Widlund, The Fresk Quartet, Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Evgenij Svetlanov and others.

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Image Violin Sonata
Two exquisite works of chamber music, illustrating the apogee and conclusion of national romanticism in Swedish music: Tor Aulin's virtuoso, impassioned violin sonata from 1892, and Algot Haquinius' polychromatic string quartet from 1928 with its combination of impressionism and Nordic idiom.

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Image Novelletter
The golden age of Swedish piano music comprises the decades around the turn of the century 1900. Sjögren, Stenhammar and Peterson-Berger composes little pieces filled with abounding imagination and the spirit of the Nordic ballad - here in fresh and unsentimental interpretation by Mats Widlund.

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Image Songs
The two Swedish composers on this CD were active during the same period, between the 1850s and 1870s, in the same city, Stockholm, and in the same building, The Royal Opera. Also at the Royal Opera the eminent singer Fredrika Stenhammar was a soloist - both Norman´s Waldlieder and Söderman´s Digte og Sange were dedicated to her.

Ludvid Norman (1831-1885) - a pianist, conductor, teacher and music critic with a solid, versatile training behind him, tirelessly campaigning to hoist Swedish music out of a morass of stagnation and stultifying amateurism. Norman, together with Franz Berwald, was the only symphonic composer of real note in 19th century Sweden. His listed output also include many chamber compositions of sterling quality, including over 80 songs.

August Söderman (1832-1876) - also with a musical education both Swedish and international, but above all posessing a wide found of practical musical experience as theatrical director of music and widely popular for the personal, engaging quality of his music.The bulk of Söderman´s output was incidental music for the stage. Many of his instrumental compositions are adapted from stage music, arranged folk music and so on, but above all he is noted for his vocal music, a few "high-romantic" ballads, and very many solo and choral songs.

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Image A Musical Portrait
Johan Helmich Roman 1694-1758 - A musical portrait.

Elegant orchestral suites, magnificent sacred works and informal chamber music composed by "the Father of Swedish Music".

Jubilate, Violin Concerto in F minor, The Swedish Mass, Trio Sonata in B minor, Assagio in A major, Sinfonia in E minor and excerpts from The Royal Wedding Music of Drottningholm.

Hillevi Martinpelto, Christina Högman, Anne Sofie von Otter, Peter Mattei, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Trio Sonnerie, Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Image Septet / String Quartet
The child prodigy of the violin, Franz Berwald, was from an early age tempted to write for his instrument. At 22 he composed a personal and unconventional string quartet in G minor, perhaps the foremost composition from his youth. An even more mature work is his Septet in B flat major, a sparkling chamber symphony with the same scoring as Beethoven¹s classical works.

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Image A Musical Portrait
Franz Berwald 1796-1868
A musical portrait

Franz Berwald - the child prodigy on the violin who became a symphonist of highest class. Fame was long coming, however, for this nineteenth-century past master in the art of survival.

Sampler including opera, symphony and chamber music.

Lena Nordin, The Lysell Quartet, The Berwald Quartet, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen and others.

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Image Ad Dominum
Late Romantic sound and nordic intonation, strict contrapunto an Gregorian chant - Otto Olsson´s choir and organ highlight Swedish church music includes six Latin Hymns for choir and three majestic preludes and fugues, as well as a Credo for organ.

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Image Symphony No. 2
"...a mighty roaring flood of fresh glorious inspiration" - a contemporary voice describes Ludvig Norman´s Second Symphony, premiered in 1873. Here we hear the symphony together with orchestra music that has never before been issued on record - central works that all bear the unmistakable signature of the composer, with glowing fervour and profound melodic insight. Ludvig Norman - Sweden´s most prominent symphonist between Franz Berwald and Hugo Alfvén.

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Image Frögdesång och lustig dantz
Uppsala Cathedral Boys' Choir
Cappella Nuova
and others

The abundant musical activity of Sweden's "Age of Greatness" in the 17th century was not confined to royalty and the nobility. Here we have some of the music which was to be heard in and around 17th century Swedish cathedral cities. It is church music performed by scholars and organists, music for wind instruments performed by the town musicians, keyed fiddles and bagpipes for dancing and wedding processions, keyboard music in townspeoples' homes, ballads and the watchman's cries.

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Image Lycksalighetens Ähre-Pracht (The Splendours of Fel
Music in Sweden from the Middle Ages to the Baroque era. Sampler including gregorian chant, music from the Piae Cantiones collection, courtly dances from the renaissance and music by H. Hofman, Praetorius, G. Düben the elder, Rudbeck, Meder, Verdier, Nittau, Geist and others.

Susanne Rydén, Katarina Pilotti, Mats Persson, Mikael Samuelsson, Björn Gäfvert, Sven Åberg, Hortus Musicus, Tallinn, Schola Hungarica, Uppsala Cathedral Boy's Choir, Corona Artis and others.

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Image Estrella de Soria
Highlights from Sweden´s greatest Grand Opéra. A romantic drama containing bravura numbers and virtuosic coloratura arias. The action takes place in 15th-centrury Spain, during the wars against the Moors. An unknown aspect of Sweden´s greatest 19th-century composer. A real rarity, for the first time on compact disc!

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Image Pianolyrik
Swedish piano lyricism from the decades around 1900 is characterized by fresh ideas and a search for new stylistic means. It is music that takes the step from home and salon up to the concert podium, from the intimate idyll out to dramatic strains in a new world. Five relationships to piano music interpreted by Dag Achatz.

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Image Clarinet Concerto
The clarinet was the instrument in vogue during the early Romantic period, and a soloist of European renown was Crusell who became "the most beloved Swedish composer". For his instrument he wrote the F minor Concerto, with a dedication to the Russian Czar. Concertante has Continental models, while the "Introduction" consists of variations on a drinking song.

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Image Symphonies
The strongly dramatic character of Kraus' orchestral music distinguishes him from his contemporaries and allows his position to be described by that unique Sturm und Drang-rubric: "Original-Genie". The five orchestral compositions presented here were composed during the years 1781-1792, before and after his grand tour in Europe.

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Image Hvad Glans Behag och Smak - Eighteenth Century Swe
Music for royal occasions, opera, chamber music, sinfonias and songs by J. H. Roman, Wesström, Uttini, Wikmansson, Bellman and Kraus. Sampler.

Barbara Bonney, Hillevi Martinpelto, Susanne Rydén, Anne Sofie von Otter, Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö, Stefan Dahlberg, Peter Mattei, Tommy Körberg, Jaap Schröder, Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Eric Ericson's Chamber Choir and others.

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Image Songs
Erik Gustaf Geijer has one of the most many-sided profiles in Swedish cultural history. Member of parliament, history professor, philosopher, poet - and composer. His music fuses late-Gustavian classicism from the 18th century with the new age¹s romantiscism and realism. His songs - Sweden¹s first ³modern² romances are part of the permanent repertoire, and are often sung.

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Image String Quartets
The late 18th and early 19th centuries were one of the great periods of the string quartet in Sweden. Of the three quartets presented in this première recording, Wesström's provides an excellent example of Rococo, Eggert's a mature specimen of the classical quartet, and de Ron's a somewhat freer form of Viennese Classicism. The quartets are played by the internationally renowned British ensemble, The Salomon String Quartet.

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Image A Musical Portrait
Joseph Martin Kraus - the greatest of the Gustavian composers, whose music blends classicism with the first streaks of dawning romanticism.

Sampler including excerpts from the opera "Proserpin", Allegro moderato from "Wiener Flute Quintet" D major, "Töne leise goldne Saite" from the cantata "Zum Geburtstage des Königs", String Quartet No 2, Larghetto. Allegro from Sinfonia C minor and excerpts from the "Funeral Cantata for Gustav III".

Barbara Bonney, Hillevi Martinpelto, Christina Högman, Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö. Peter Mattei, Thomas Lander, Lena Weman, Jaap Schröder, The Lysell Quartet, Uppsala University Chamber Choir, The Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of

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Image Marsk Stigs döttrar
Jan Malmsjö
Iréne Lind
Mathias Henrikson
Jonas Bergström
Marie Richardson
Mikael Samuelson
Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester / Hans-Peter Frank
Mikaeli Kammarkör / Anders Eby

The Ballad of Marshal Stig´s Daughters inspired Ludvig Jospehson and Agust Söderman with a fascinating drama, first performed at the Stockholm Opera in 1866. The scene is Norway in about 1290, and Marshal Stig´s daughters in exile find themselves in the middle of the contest between King and Church - and love. In this recording, for the first time ever, Söderman´s incidental music is palyed in its entirety and in its stage context, with excerpts from the drama performed by actors from the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm.

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Image Cello Sonatas
The cello sonata had its greatest flowering in the Romantic era. In Sweden this can be exemplified by Ludvig Norman´s adeptly romantic sonata and Jacob Adolf Hägg´s mature early work that abounds with fresh spontaneity, as well as by the younger Edvin Kallstenius´s unconventional sonata.

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Image String Quintet
The Quintet by Adolf Fredrik Lindblad conforms to the chamber music ideals of Viennese Classicism, while Andreas Randel¹s Quartet represents a more virtuoso tradition cultivated in Paris. Two Swedish composers in a new light. Premiere recording.

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Image A Musical Portrait
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger 1867-1942
A musical portrait

Wilhelm Peterson-Berger - the man who wanted to express strength and a positive attitude to life in his music. And yet as a composer - and a person - he was full of contradictions.

Sampler including songs, choir music, opera, symphony and chamber music.

Gunnel Bohman, Anne Sofie von Otter, Ingvar Wixell, Thomas Lander, Mats Widlund, Uppsala University Chamber Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Siegfried Köhler and others.

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Image Solo Concertos
"Our Roman set out as a great musician and returned greater still." On his return from England, "the Swedish virtuoso" inaugurated a series of concerts in Stockholm, the first of their kind in Sweden. He himself was presumably the original soloist in some of the solo concertos performed in this recording.

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Image Serenade / Midwinter / Chitra
Wilhelm Stenhammar, to a greater extent that most other Swedish Romantics, was intent on achieving the unique in every single work, as in the three making up this recording. They are the well-known Serenade, with it´s shimmering, lively orchestration, the sensitive and poetic incidental music to Tagore´s drama Chitra, and, finally, Midwinter - a rhapsody on traditional folk tunes and a folk chorale, stern and ponderous.

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Image Piano Quartet / String Quartet
Ludvig Norman was a link between German Romanticism and Sweden. The Piano Quartet in E minor is characterised by youthful vitality and influence from Schumann and Berwald. With its refreshing spontaneity and a kind of unending melody, the mature virutosity of the String Quartet in C major is made manifest.

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Image Harald Viking
In Swedish music at the turn of the century, Andreas Hallén appeared as a "neo-romantic", a contemporaneously admired composer. Two very different works are presented here, and an excerpt from the turning point in Hallén's career - the opera "Harald der Wiking". Premier recording.

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Image Erik den heliges hystoria (The History of St. Erik
Singers from: Schola Hungarica, Malmö College of Music and the Lund Cathedral Boy's Choir.
Conductors: Lázló Dobszay and Janka Szendrei.

King Erik Jedvarsson of Sweden was murdered in 1160. The holy martyr became Sweden's national saint, and on the 18th May every year the Historia of St. Erik - consisting of plainchant and miracle stories - was performed in medieval churches and monasteries all over the country. This Swedish-Hungarian joint project has revived a treasury of song which is more or less the only music to have come down to us from medieval Sweden.

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Image Stemning
Lyrical songs and ballads for mixed choir. Works by Alfvén, Peterson-Berger and Stenhammar.

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Image Piano music
Sweden's foremost piano composer of the early Romantic period was Jacob Adolf Hägg. Perhaps too the most idiosyncratic of personalities. Despite years of prostrating illness he achieved a many-sided output which includes both exquisite miniatures and lyrical grandiloquence.

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Image Cantatas
Susanne Rydén, Christina Högman,
Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Eric Ericson

Jubilant songs of praise and grandiose choral settings to the glory of God are found here in two Baroque cantatas by "the Father of Swedish Music". Johan Helmich Roman also offers elegant music of great virtuosity for an aristocratic wedding celebration, as well as the solemn funeral music for King Fredrik I, where he provides a foretaste of classicism.

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Image String Quartets
The Lysell String Quartet:
Bernt Lysell, violin
Per Sandklef, violin
Thomas Sundkvist, viola
Mikael Sjögren, cello

The first chapter in the history of the Swedish string quartet was written by Joseph Martin Kraus. The four quartets on this record - with the C major quartet on period instruments - reflects Kraus' distinctive and versatile personality.

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Image Sinfonias
In Johan Helmich Roman's day, the orchestral sinfonia was something new, a field for experimentation. Roman, "the father of Swedish music" was one of the early exponents. His sinfonias are among the best of his works, and therefore some of the most important compostions to have come out of the Age of Liberty in Sweden, as can be seen and heard from this variegated selection.

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Image Fria Fantasier
Carl Jonas Love Almqvist - one of the great figures in Swedish literature - was successful in uniting the romantic with down-to-earth realism. His shimmering poetic Songes are among the classics of Swedish musical poetry.

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Image Songs
From idyll to agonised drama - a wide spectrum of moods. In the songs of Wilhelm Stemhammar we find the golden ages of Swedish poetry. "...everything must ewist for the sake of the poem, deepening, ewplaining", says the composer in a letter from 1900. Ann Sofie von Otter, Mezzosoprono, Håkan Hagegård, Baritone, Bengt Forsberg, Piano & Thomas Schuback, Piano. Digitally recorded in the Concert Hall of the Academy om Music, Stockholm 9th-31st March 1989. Recording Engineer: Olle Bolander. Producer: Håkan Elmquist.

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Image Musik på Tre Kronor (Music at the Royal Palace)
Susanne Rydén, Eva Nässén, soprano
Yves-Michael Kiffner, countertenor
Tore Sunesson, tenor
Johan Rydh, baritone
Mats Persson, bass
Peter Söderberg, theorbo
Lena Weman, traverso/viola da gamba
Lars Henriksson, Johan Nicholai Mohn, oboe
Corona Artis
Conductor & organ: Hans Davidsson.

Treasures from the Düben Collection, with three generations of Dübens as principle actors: coronation music, secular and sacred works, intimate music from the court, grand instrumental compositions and, not least, the Narva Ballet, an opera ballet staged to celebrate the victory of Karl Xll over the Russians in 1701. All of which had been performed in Stockholm at the Palace, Three crowns, or in the German Church nearby.

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Image Musik över Östersjön (Music Across the Baltic)
Hortus Musicus, Tallinn
Katarina Pilotti, soprano
Lennart Löwgren, contertenor

The "Great Power" period of Swedish history inspired a vision of the Baltic. The coastal provinces were conquered and there developed a Germano-Swedish Baltic culture. In this community, music became a part of a "Gesamtkunstwerk" designed to pay tribute to God and the earthly ruler. Other music was completely untrammelled by the vocabulary of power. Both aspects are present in this production, comprising first-time recordings of Baroque music by Johann Valentin Meder, Michael Hahn, Ludwig Busbetzky and others.

J. V. Meder (1649-1719): Gott du bist derselbe mein König, Sufficit nunc Domine, Trio Chaconne, Jubilate Deo omnis terra, Leben wir, so leben wir dem Herrn,
Michael Hahn (?): O welch eine Tiefe, Mein Sünd sind schwer,
Ludwig Busbetzky (?): Laudate Dominum, Anonym: Concert à due fiolini

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Image Symphony No. 3
Wilhelm Peterson-Berger is a captivating and controversial Swedish composer and critic whose musical idiom is distinct personal. He was often inspired by folk music, and here in the third symphony, "Same-Ätnam", he pays homage to Lapland by incorporating several Lappish yoiks. From the same period are "Romance for Violin and Orchestra", with its austere as well as gently lyrical character, and the song cycle "Gullebarn´s Lullabies", where Verner von Heidenstam´s heavily symbolic poetry has been interpreted with grandiose simplicity and naive humour.

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Image Gustavus Rex & Christina Regina
Susanne Rydén, soprano
Yves-Michael Kiffner, countertenor
Mats Persson, bass,
Chamber Choir from the School of Music and Musicology at the Göteborg University
Peter Söderberg, theorbo
Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
Corona Artis and others
Conductor & organ: Hans Davidsson

"Hail to the Thunderer... the Lion cometh." Sweden's "Age of Greatness" in the 17th century was a period of musical brilliance, with tributes to the warrior king Gustavus Adolphus as well as church concerts and intimate courtly music. A fitting conclusion is provided by Albrichi's setting of the Lord's Prayer, which was performed on Queen Christina's abdication in 1654, when Rome acquired a Swedish queen and Sweden its first composition in its own language. Performed, on Baroque instruments, in mean-tone intonation.

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Image Piano Concerto No. 2
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Image Musik på Dramaten (Music at the Royal Dramatic The
The official opening in 1908 of the new Dramaten building in Stockholm betokened the transition from one epoch to another. Dramaten, or The Royal Dramatic Theatre, was now established as the national theatre. Another change led to a more modern kind of incidental music - the aim now being not only to create atmosphere but to express something of the drama and to suplement events on stage.

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Image Arie e Cantate
Joseph Martin Kraus - a supremely versatile composer, as witness the selection of concert arias, cantatas and operatic episodes in this recording. Sturm und drang mingles with classicism and a dawning of romanticism. This is music for a wide variety of occasions: public concerts, private drawing rooms and, for Gustav III himself - a magnificent tribute to the monarch of the theatre.

From Prosperin (Overture, Aria Proserpin Ack hvad behag et hjerta njuter), Misero pargoletto, Non temer, Du temps, qui détruit tout, Son pietosa, From "Zum Geburtstage des Königs"
(Overture, Recitativ, Aria Töne leise, goldne Saite), Sentimi, non partir!, Innocente donzelletta, Se non ti moro al lato.

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Image Gustaviansk opera (Gustavian opera)
Swedish opera was created by Gustaf III (1746-1792). This Gesamtkunstwerk was a national concern, and is wizardly evolved at breakneck speed. This recording features Uttini's "Thetis and Pelée", the first Gustavian opera, together with opera music by Hæffner and Naumann - with material from ancient and exotic history, but primarily for the glorification of King Gustaf.

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Image Symphony No. 2
Hugo Alfvéns Second Symphony has been described as a Swedish Symphonie Fantastique. In it the colourful composer presents a more gripping aspect of his artistry, depicting a young man´s progress from bright hopes to the contest between life and death in the final movement. A music drama in four acts, with the composer himself taking the lead part.

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Image Svenska Ballader (Swedish Ballads)
The golden age of Swedish Ballads - with the world-famous baritone Ingvar Wixell! These songs, spanning the decades around the century, with the 1890s in the centre, include self-evident highlights by August Söderman, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Wilhelm Stenhammar and Ture Rangström. The ballads revolve around historical legends and enthusiasm for nature. All the songs here are accompanied by full orchestra.

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Image Songs
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Image Vasakungarnas hov (The Royal Court of the Vasa Kin
During the Vasa dynasty culture and music flourished at the Swedish court. Players from abroad came to the royal court, bringing with them music from the continent - from the latest exhilarating dances to the solemn motet that was heard at the funeral of Gustav Vasa. Mikael Bellini, Lennart Löwgren: Countertenor, Carl Unander-Scharin: tenor, lars Arvidson, Sven-Anders Benktsson: Bass, Sven Åberg: Six-Course Renaissance Lute. Hortus Musicus, Tallin, Conductor: Andres Mustonen.

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Image Trio Sonatas
The trio sonata (Sonata à 3) was widely current in Roman's day. "Sweden's Handel" further develops the melody-writing of the high Baroque in compositions which are full of character and originality. Many of the movements are concentrated masterpieces of counterpoint, while others are playful and dance-like in character.

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Image Gustavianska Hovkapellmästare (Gustavian Composers
The brilliance of the reign of Gustav III (1771-1792) was the achievment, not least, of four foreign Gustavian composers, all of them of international standing. The Italian Uttini was succeeded by the Germans Naumann, Kraus and Vogler, who came to Stockholm to write Swedish Operas. Kraus and Vogler were also very much interested in symphonic music, as this recording testifies.

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