C.M. Bellman (1740-1795) swedish songwriter - The Poet, the Man, The Myth

Carl Michael Bellman (4 February 1740 – 11 February 1795), Swedish poet and composer. Bellman was born in Stockholm. His main works are Fredman's epistles (Fredmans epistlar), followed by Fredman's songs (Fredmans sånger), each including some 70 songs. His songs reflect aspects of the life of the common man in 18th century Stockholm. Bellman mostly played the cittern; the instrument is on display in Stockholm City Museum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Michael_Bellman
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Carl Michael Bellman. Painting by Pehr Hilleström. Happy birthday to you Carl Michael,  February 4th!

Painting by Pehr Hilleström. Happy birthday to you Carl Michael, February

Johan Helmich Roman - Drottningholmsmusiken (1744) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johan_Helmich_Roman

Johan Helmich Roman October 1694 – 20 November was a Swedish Baroque composer.

Stockholm. View of Gamla stan (The Old City) and Skeppsbron from Kastellholmen.  Date:	1725  Source: 	Stockholms stadsmuseum.  Carl Michael Bellman, his life: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/bellman.htm

Stockholm. View of Gamla stan (The Old City) and Skeppsbron from Kastellholmen. Date: 1725 Source: Stockholms stadsmuseum. Carl Michael Bellman, his life: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/bellman.htm

Stockholm. Skeppsbron circa 1700, painting after Willem Swiddes copper plate "Stockholm from Kastellholmen" from 1693. Date 	1700  Source 	Stockholms stadsmuseum.   Thord Lindé performing Fredmans epistel no.33 "Stolta Stad" or "Was ist das? Ge rum vid Roddar-trappan"   Click on the link - "Open in a new window" (Because pinterest has blocked linking directly...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFcuH6iOOyg

Stockholm. Skeppsbron circa 1700, painting after Willem Swiddes copper plate "Stockholm from Kastellholmen" from 1693. Date 1700 Source Stockholms stadsmuseum. Thord Lindé performing Fredmans epistel no.33 "Stolta Stad" or "Was ist das? Ge rum vid Roddar-trappan" Click on the link - "Open in a new window" (Because pinterest has blocked linking directly...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFcuH6iOOyg

This is Carl Michael Bellmans' Stockholm. Picture by artist Elias Martin (1739-1818) circa 1790. Thord Lindé sings Fredmans Epistel No. 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ6vOa9G_tk

This is Carl Michael Bellmans' Stockholm. Picture by artist Elias Martin (1739-1818) circa 1790. Thord Lindé sings Fredmans Epistel No. 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ6vOa9G_tk

Epistel 9 - Käraste bröder, systrar och vänner. The melody made by Johan Helmich Roman (Drottningholmsmusiken). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo4hO-4JCZQ

Epistel 9 - Käraste bröder, systrar och vänner. The melody made by Johan Helmich Roman (Drottningholmsmusiken). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo4hO-4JCZQ

Carl Michael Bellmans Epistel 33 - Stolta stad.

Carl Michael Bellmans Epistel 33 - Stolta stad.

Carl Michael Bellman - Fredmans Epistel 82: Vila Vid Denna Källa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qQJYM8jFLY

Carl Michael Bellman - Fredmans Epistel 82: Vila Vid Denna Källa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qQJYM8jFLY

A life of amusements, music and entertainments... "Elias Martin: Dans på Sveaborg, år 1764." http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/

A life of amusements, music and entertainments... "Elias Martin: Dans på Sveaborg, år 1764." http://www.suomenlinna.fi/en/

Bellmans' Stockholm. Picture by Elias Martin (1739-1818). Fredmans Epistel No. 10: search for "Tore Berger - Systrar Hören min Musik (Epistel N:o 10) " on the tube. (Linking enabled.)

Picture by Elias Martin Fredmans Epistel No. search for "Tore Berger - Systrar Hören min Musik (Epistel N:o " on the tube.

Bellmans' Stockholm. Picture by artist Elias Martin (1739-1818). Fredmans epistel no. 79. Listen to the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR9XXPRjq68

Picture by artist Elias Martin Fredmans epistel no. Listen to the music: search for "Dan Berglund Charon i luren tutar" on the tube.

Painting by Per Krafft d.ä. (1724-1793) Portrait of unknown lady. Fredmans Epistel N:o 7, "Fram Med Basfiolen" sung by Thord Lindé. Click on the link - "Open in a new window" (Because pinterest has blocked linking directly...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ6vOa9G_tk

Painting by Per Krafft d.ä. (1724-1793) Portrait of unknown lady. Fredmans Epistel N:o 7, "Fram Med Basfiolen" sung by Thord Lindé. Click on the link - "Open in a new window" (Because pinterest has blocked linking directly...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ6vOa9G_tk

Thord Lindé performing Fredmans epistel no.35 "Bröderna fara väl vilse ibland" Click on the link - "Open in a new window" (Because pinterest has blocked linking directly...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpRR4NXsVGs=UU41fb_u8pDA3DQfRlbWg0aQ=18=plcp

Thord Lindé performing Fredmans epistel no.35 "Bröderna fara väl vilse ibland" Click on the link - "Open in a new window" (Because pinterest has blocked linking directly...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpRR4NXsVGs=UU41fb_u8pDA3DQfRlbWg0aQ=18=plcp

Venus jag följer - med Bacchus jag flyr - Thord tolkar Fredman

Venus jag följer - med Bacchus jag flyr - Thord tolkar Fredman

Ack vad för en usel koja (Fredmans epistlar nr. 34)

Ack vad för en usel koja (Fredmans epistlar nr. 34)

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