Sold out! Bach in Swedish

Acclaimed duo Gunnar Idenstam and Lisa Rydberg interpret Bach on a very special stage: King Gustav III's Theatre at Gripsholm Castle. The concert is sold out!

With their classical training, and firmly rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music, concert organist Gunnar Idenstam and Lisa Rydberg, a violinist specialising in Baroque music, play dances by Bach alongside Swedish folk music.

The pieces of music have much in common: melody lines, harmonies, accents, ornamentations and rhythmic features. Today's clear distinction between 'classical' and 'folk' music did not exist at the time of the Baroque era. Instead, there was a living tradition of dances that were sometimes written down and sometimes passed on orally.

Top image: Idenstam & Rydberg. Photo: Per-Åke Persson

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Don't miss this opportunity to see a memorable performance on the rarely used theatrical stage at Gripsholm Castle. Photo: Alexis Daflos/