Ännu doftar kärlek – a tribute concert to Marie Fredriksson

Malmö Live Konserthus organized a tribute concert to Marie Fredriksson during the theme year ”100 women, 100 years” in Malmö this weekend. Programs of the theme year aim to strengthen and pay tribute to women in the music industry.

The 90-minute-long tribute concert was performed three times, on 10th, 11th and 12th March. Christoffer Nobin who – besides being the one who came up with the idea – was the conductor and arranger, while Helena Josefsson, Amanda Bergman and Emil Svanängen (Loney Dear) performed the songs together with Malmö Symphony Orchestra. According to hardcore fans who were present, all three singers made the songs their own and the whole event was beautiful. The organizers and performers, all singers and musicians had great respect for Marie and the songs.

The concert was a journey through Marie’s art. Songs on the setlist appeared in four groups, each season got a set. During the songs, Marie’s charcoal drawings and parts of the lyrics were projected on the background.

Setlist

Autumn

  • Den ständiga resan (Marie Fredriksson) – sung by Helena Josefsson
  • Efter stormen (Marie Fredriksson & Lasse Lindbom) – sung by Amanda Bergman
  • Watercolours In The Rain (Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle) – sung by Amanda Bergman
  • Mellan sommar och höst (Marie Fredriksson) – sung by Helena Josefsson

Winter

  • Herren ber för dig (Marie Fredriksson & Mikael Bolyos) – sung by Emil Svanängen (longtime fan Anja Hoppe was part of the background choir pre-recorded for the concert)
  • Så länge det lyser mittemot (Marie Fredriksson) – sung by Amanda Bergman
  • A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell) – sung by Emil Svanängen
  • Tro (Marie Fredriksson) – sung by Helena Josefsson (longtime fan Anja Hoppe was part of the background choir pre-recorded for the concert)

Spring

  • The Man I Love (George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin) – sung by Amanda Bergman
  • Den bästa dagen (Marie Fredriksson, Lasse Lindbom & Niklas Strömstedt) – sung by Helena Josefsson
  • Berusa mig (Marie Fredriksson) – sung by Emil Svanängen
  • Den sjunde vågen (Marie Fredriksson & Lasse Lindbom) – sung by Amanda Bergman & Helena Josefsson

Summer

  • Sista sommarens vals (Marie Fredriksson / Erik Satie) – sung by Amanda Bergman
  • It Must Have Been Love (Per Gessle) – sung by Emil Svanängen
  • Ännu doftar kärlek (Marie Fredriksson & Lasse Lindbom) – sung by Helena Josefsson
  • Mot okända hav (Ulf Schagerström) – sung by Emil Svanängen
  • Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) – sung by Amanda Bergman
  • Ett hus vid havet (Marie Fredriksson & Lasse Lindbom) – sung by Amanda Bergman, Helena Josefsson & Emil Svanängen
  • Sparvöga (Marie Fredriksson) – sung by Amanda Bergman, Helena Josefsson & Emil Svanängen

The concerts ended with well-deserved standing ovation.

Here you can have a sneak peak of how the songs sounded: Sparvöga; Ett hus vid havet & Sparvöga

Photo by Paula Cafiero Högström

Photos by Riccardo Löffler

Photos by Andreas Kämpf

Thank you for your cooperation, Paula Cafiero Högström, Anja Hoppe, Andreas Kämpf and Riccardo Löffler!

Because she rocks… ! (and we’d love a solo tour!)

So Marie’s performance at the royal wedding left you longing for more? a solo tour maybe?

We don’t know about a tour but for now here is a collection of performances we’ve put together. Just sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

Tro, live in Malmö 2010

httpv://youtu.be/5UAYXCY9YfA

Ännu doftar kärlek – Stjärnklart, 2008 (more videos from Stjärnklart uploaded by the same user).

httpv://youtu.be/rJ2yhUTf7ww

Marie and Sanne Salomonsen – Drift Away 1992

httpv://youtu.be/UIUY11ZNv8Q

I Never Loved A Man – Kick Aids Out 2005

httpv://youtu.be/eJ_mzZFeVN0

Marie and Frida Lyngstad – What A Wonderful World 1992

httpv://youtu.be/cMR5_lrF5W8

Ain’t no Sunshine – live at Penny Lane with Sugarcane 1995

httpv://youtu.be/YKWqBAZD4V8

Love The One You’re With – 1985 (with Per Gessle)

httpv://youtu.be/bNzkaIZNoCY

The Man I Love – 1989

httpv://youtu.be/Nr7XyuMLzlU

Watercolours In The Rain, Polar Music Prize 1996

httpv://youtu.be/rXKlWVUJv14

Kärlekens skuld – live 1992

httpv://youtu.be/EWwaElpSkbg

Sparvöga at Water Festival, Stockholm 1992

httpv://youtu.be/nYpi1dT4wt0

Tro again, at the QX Gala – 2009 (quality so so, but the only recording available of this moment).

httpv://youtu.be/bOzeM9jHoq8

And this is an interesting video a fan put together showing Marie’s vocal ranges, from low to high. Had you ever thought Marie is a mezzo-soprano?

httpv://youtu.be/U5sIcJzcAzc

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

Marie Fredriksson sings at the Swedish royal wedding

We got to know a couple of days ago that Marie Fredriksson and her husband Mikael Bolyos would attend the wedding of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill today in Stockholm, but we were all surprised when Marie started to sing at the wedding ceremony.

She sang “Ännu doftar kärlek”, with Micke on the piano.  The whole performance was very beautiful and touching. See by yourself!

httpv://youtu.be/xvESsP0R19c

You can find pictures of the performance on our Facebook page and follow the wedding on SVT Play from all around the world.

You can see the performance on SVT Play too.

[Update June 10] There is a short interview with Marie on SVT about her performing “Ännu doftar kärlek” at the wedding.