Notes and Editorial Reviews
Orfeus Barock Stockholm is the debut album of a Swedish group that goes by the same name. The fantastic new release contains pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and his second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Orfeus Barock Stockholm was founded in 2015 by some baroque loving members of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and has grown to be an important part of the music life of Stockholm and a meeting point for some of the leading baroque musicians of Sweden. Performing on period instruments, the group’s repertoire ranges from early 17th century to master pieces by Handel, Bach and Vivaldi yet a special focus lies in bringing forth less known masters, as composers included in the so called Duben-collection. Orfeus Barock Stockholm, with cellist Johannes Rostamo as artistic director and Elin Gabrielsson as concert master, collaborates with guest leaders as Manfredo Kramer, Alfredo Bernardini, Dan Laurin, Peter Spissky, Luca Guglielmi, Goran Karlsson and Mariangiola Martello and with soloists such as singers Anders J. Dahlin och Kristina Hammarstrom. OBS has its home in the beautiful Grunewaldsalen at Konserthuset in Stockholm where it has had its own series since 2019.