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Early Delights

thu 20 jan 2022 20:00 

A Sunday hour with early music goodies.

In the Early days most composers were employed by a church, by a municipal government or by a sovereign. Though there were also sovereigns who were quite good composers themselves. Today we present works by four of those sovereigns.

Henry III, Duke of Brabant

Henry III, Duke of Brabant (1231-1261)
1 Amours m’est ou cuer entrée
2 Se chascuns del monde savoit
3 Biau Gilebert dites s’il vous agree
4 L’autrier estoie montés
Graindelavoix conducted by Björn Schmelzer
(CD: Poissance d’amours – Mystiques, moines et ménestrels en Brabant au XIIIe siècle. Glossa GCD P32103, 2008)

Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse (1572-1632)
5 Ich ruffe zu dem Herren a 12
6 Eia age laetemur a 8
7 Se’l pensier che mi strugge a 4
8 Amor ed io si pien di meraviglia a 4
Weser Renaissance conducted by Manfred Cordes
(CD: Moritz Landgraf von Hessen – Sacred & Secular Works. CPO 777 661-2, 2014)

Leopold I of Habsburg, Holy Roman Emperor (1640-1705)
9 Motetto de septem doloribus Beatae Mariae Virginis: “Vertatur in luctum cythara nostra”
Capella Murensis and Les Cornets Noirs conducted by Johannes Strobl
(CD: Paradisi gloria – Sacred music by emperor Leopold I. Audite 97.540, 2016)

Frederick II, King of Prussia (1712-1786)
10 Sonata no 261 for flute and basso continuo in F major
– Grave
– Staccato
– Allegro di molte
– Tempo giusto
Mary Oleskiewicz, flute. Balázs Máté, violoncello. David Schulenberg, fortepiano
(CD: Seven flute sonatas. Hungaroton HCD 32698, 2011)

Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse (1572-1632)
11 Paduana del molto valeroso sigr
12 Pavana Malinconia
13 Pavana della signora Elisabetha
Weser Renaissance conducted by Manfred Cordes
(CD: Moritz Landgraf von Hessen – Sacred & Secular Works. CPO 777 661-2, 2014)

 

On highlighted picture: Frederik II de Grote

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