Jubilee concert: Lute music on the move

In search of lute music on the move. Jonas Nordberg performs on King Gustav III's theatre stage at Gripsholm Castle, taking us on a journey through the history of lute music, from the 16th century to the 18th century.

Jonas Nordberg

19 July at 18:00
19 July at 19:30

King Gustav III's Theatre, Gripsholm Castle
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Come on a journey through the history of European lute music, from the 16th century to the mid-18th century. What are the stylistic differences, and who was inspired by whom? Hear English pavanes and galliards by John Dowland, Italian toccatas and passacaglias by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, and French preludes and chaconnes by Robert de Visée.

There will also be a number of pieces with Swedish links – several European composers lived here or passed through Sweden on their travels.

Jonas Nordberg is a member of the new generation of musicians, and is one of today's most sought-after lutists. Since graduating from Mozarteum University Salzburg, he has been an extremely active player of the lute and other similar older instruments, specialising in Renaissance and Baroque music.

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Jonas Nordberg, one of today's most sought-after lutists, will perform two concerts at King Gustav III's theatre during the jubilee year at Gripsholm Castle. Photo: Jens Sethzman