Norwegian Baroque Orchestra, led by conductor Gottfried von der Goltz, performs music by Norway’s greatest 18th century composer.
The Lithuaninan Johan Daniel Berlin lived in Trondheim for 50 years and had a great influence on the city and the music scene of the region.
In addition to composing music, he was also an author of music textbooks, mathematician, mechanic, physicist, inventor, chief of the firemen, waterworks engineer, meteorologist, architect and cartographer – not to mention the organist at Nidaros Cathedral and Church of Our Lady.
Norwegian Baroque Orchestra will be performing his music along with the music of his son Johan Heinrich Berlin. Berlin senior had a large library of note sheets which can still be found in Trondheim, and some of these works will also be included in the performance. The director of Ringve Museum, Peter Andreas Kjeldsberg, will host the concert, and a new album will be released.
Gottfried von der Goltz is a German-Norwegian violinist, and have been artistic director of the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra since 2007.
Norwegian Baroque Orchestra was established in 1988 as one of the first independent early music ensembles in Scandinavia. Their performances are of a high European standard, and leads the way for early music on historical instruments in Norway.