Susanne Scholz

… of foreign origin: The sound beyond a golden layer

Baroque Violin l Historically informed performance & ensemble gamma.ut

Susanne Scholz and the musicians of the ensemble gamma.ut will explore the origin of the golden Renaissance violin instruments from the cathedral in Freiberg/Saxony through the music connected to them. The music performed represents two possible itineraries that the Italian models of those violin instruments might have taken from Northern Italy to Saxony. One is connected to the engagement of a group of Italian musicians by the Saxon prince Moritz in 1549. The other, to the appointment of a band of English musicians by Moritz’ nephew, Prince Christian I in 1586. The composers A. Scandello, Bartholomäus Hess and his brother Paul Hess, Jacob Regnart, and Alfonso Ferrabosco, were all court musicians in Trento, Vienna, Munich, Prague, London and Dresden between 1540 and 1600. Their compositions are based on a system of understanding music that was typical of the Renaissance. The ensemble gamma.ut will lay out how to approach this system which is so different from our common way of thinking. Three musicians on stage and one singer via video will share their experience with those unique instruments and this special approach to this fascinating music.

ensemble gamma.ut

Susanne Scholz, Manako Ito and Sofija Krsteska – soprano, tenor and bass violin
Pascal Renaud – voice

Program

Alfonso Ferrabosco (Bologna, 1543 – 1588)
Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la

Jacob Regnart (Douai, ca. 1540 – Prag, 1599)
Teutsche Lieder, München, 1583
IV Ach härtes Herz
XVI Wer wirdet trösten mich

A.Scandello (Bergamo, 1517 – Dresden, 1580)
Schöner/außerleßner Geistlicher und Welctlicher Teutscher Lieder…. München, 1585
XVII Mancher der spricht im Summer sein die brünnlein gsund/
bring her frischen wein/ und schenck dapffer ein

Bartholomäus Hess (Ptuj, 1518 – Breslau, 1585) and his brother Paul Hess,
Viel feiner lieblicher Stücklein, Spanischer, Welscher, Englischer und Französischer Composition und Tentz, …, auf alle Instrument dienstlich mit sonderm Fleiss zusammengebracht, vor nie in Druck gekommen, Breslau 1555
278. Non dite mai

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