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Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

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Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)

Hamburger Ratsmusik, Simone Eckert - "Felix Austria": Works for Viola da Gamba Consort (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo777451-2 | Time: 01:06:00

Over the years I have heard many recordings of music written for the Imperial court in Vienna. That’s no wonder: Vienna was a centre of music-making in Europe. During the 17th and 18th centuries some of the best musicians and composers were in the service of the Habsburg emperors. Most of the recordings concentrate on music for violins or voice. This disc is different in that it presents music for viol consort. That’s all the more interesting, as it is often thought that in the 17th century consort music was only written in France and England. It is quite surprising that this kind of music was also written in Austria. Most musicians in the service of the Imperial court were from Italy, where the viol consort had gone out of fashion since the first quarter of the 17th century. The fact that Italian composers wrote music for viol consort was due to the personal preferences of the emperors, Ferdinand III and Leopold I, who also wrote some music for this kind of ensemble themselves.