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Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan 175

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Die Wunderkammer presents a programme exploring mid-17th Century Music in an outdoor concert series, in the form of a violin band.

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Die Wunderkammer presents a concert that centers on the musical diversity of the mid-17th c. Habsburg splendor. Leopold I’s reign over The Holy Roman Empire was an abundantly fruitful period for the arts. His cultural patronage, and particular fascination with theater and drama, allowed for a highly varied musical scene to flourish. These musical works are of an exceptional delight and grandeur, drawing deeply from this thespian cross-pollination.

The distinguished composer and violinist, Johann Schmelzer, maintained a notable friendship with Leopold I. As the ennobled Kapellmeister in Wien, Schmelzer molded Austro-German musical life and is remembered as an important taste-maker for the generations to follow. His styles and graces are credited as the major influence of the celebrated Salzburger composer, H.I.F. Biber.

Our program aims to run the full gamut of emotions and colors present in the Holy Roman 17th c.— dances and popular tunes, sacred chants, and theatrical moments, like processions and sword fights. We will perform these works in violin consort, a highly popular formation of the times, yet

considered rather unusual nowadays.

PROGRAM

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Serenate con altre arie

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata à 6 in A H.I.F.Biber: Nachtwächter Serenade

Antonio Bertali: Tausend Gülden

Heinrich Ignaz von Biber: Sonata a 6 in E

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Fechtschule (The Fencing School)

Attributed to Biber/Schmelzer: Sonata Jucunda

Duration: 50’

Violin/Viola: Clara Sawada, Yumina Ishii, Alexandre Turmel, Saaya Ikenoya, Jasper Snow

Cello: Mátyás Virág

Guitar/Theorbo: Asako Ueda, David Mackor

This concert is brought to you thanks to the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten.

Die Wunderkammer presents a program exploring mid-17th Century Music in an outdoor concert series, in the form of a violin band.

Die Wunderkammer presents a concert that centers on the musical diversity of the mid-17th c. Habsburg splendor. Leopold I’s reign over The Holy Roman Empire was an abundantly fruitful period for the arts. His cultural patronage, and particular fascination with theater and drama, allowed for a highly varied musical scene to flourish. These musical works are of an exceptional delight and grandeur, drawing deeply from this thespian cross-pollination.

The distinguished composer and violinist, Johann Schmelzer, maintained a notable friendship with Leopold I. As the ennobled Kapellmeister in Wien, Schmelzer molded Austro-German musical life and is remembered as an important taste-maker for the generations to follow. His styles and graces are credited as the major influence of the celebrated Salzburger composer, H.I.F. Biber.

Our program aims to run the full gamut of emotions and colors present in the Holy Roman 17th c.— dances and popular tunes, sacred chants, and theatrical moments, like processions and sword fights. We will perform these works in violin consort, a highly popular formation of the times, yet

considered rather unusual nowadays.

PROGRAM

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Serenate con altre arie

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata à 6 in A H.I.F.Biber: Nachtwächter Serenade

Antonio Bertali: Tausend Gülden

Heinrich Ignaz von Biber: Sonata a 6 in E

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Fechtschule (The Fencing School)

Attributed to Biber/Schmelzer: Sonata Jucunda

Duration: 50’

Violin/Viola: Clara Sawada, Yumina Ishii, Alexandre Turmel, Saaya Ikenoya, Jasper Snow

Cello: Mátyás Virág

Guitar/Theorbo: Asako Ueda, David Mackor

This concert is brought to you thanks to the support of Fonds Podiumkunsten.

All the concerts will happen according to the rules and guidelines from the government against the spread of COVID-19.

The time of the concert may vary slightly depending on weather conditions.


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