Poland and Bohemia in the Early 17th Century

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Program: #20-47   Air Date: Nov 09, 2020

Czech lute and instrumental music from the Codex Jacobides and Polish works by Mielczewskie, Zielenski, Jarzebski and others.

I & III. Gems of the Polish Baroque (Ensemble Giardino di Delizie/Ewa Anna Augustynowicz). Brilliant Classics CD 95955.

Gems of the Polish Baroque by Ewa Anna Augustynowicz, Ensemble Giardino di  Delizie, Katarzyna Solecka, Cristina Vidoni, Silvia di Maria, Paola  Ventrella & Elisabetta Ferri on Apple Music

Marcin Mielczewski (1600 - 1651): Canzon seconda a 20 (5:26)

Kaspar Foerster (1616 - 1673):La Sidon, Sonata a 3 in F Major (09:42)

Mikolaj Zielenski (1560 - 1620): Communiones totius anni. Fantazja II (03:47)

Adam Jarzebski (1590 - 1649): Chromatica - Concerto a 3 (04:36)

Kaspar Foerster: Sonata a 3 in C Minor (07:06)

Adam Jarzebski: Cantate domino - Concerto a 2 (04:26)

Kaspar Foerster: Sonata a 3 in G Major (10:00)

Adam Jarzebski: Berlinesa - Concerto a 3 (04:01)

Kaspar Foerster: La Pazza. Sonata a 3 in D Minor (07:06)

Marcin Mielczewski: Canzon prima a 2 (11:09)

Kaspar Foerster: Sonata a 3 in C Minor (10:13)

Adam Jarzebski: Tamburetta - Concerto a 3 (02:57)

Stanislaw Sylwester Szarzynski (1650 - 1713): Trio Sonata in D Major (06:06)

Mikolaj Zielenski: Communiones totius anni. Fantazja III (03:13)

Kaspar Foerster: Sonata a 3 in B Major

 

II. Codex Jacobides: Prague circa 1600 (Jan Čižmář, lute, guitar, theorbo, orpharion). Supraphon CD  SU 4278-2.

Compositions from a fragment of the lute tablature Codex Jacobides, one of the major Czech sources of lute and instrumental music performed in Prague c. 1600. Period dances, intabulations of songs, vocal polyphonic secular and sacred pieces, works by M. Praetorius, J. Regnart, J. Planson, J. Dowland, S. L. Jacobides, and other composers.

Jan Čižmář - lutes, orpharion, guitar, theorbo. Renaissance Flute Consort, Bohemian Lute Orchestra. Eliška Tesařová - voice, Magda Uhlířová - viola da gamba

The lute, undoubtedly the most popular instrument of European townsfolk and aristocrats in the 16th and 17th centuries, was widely played in Prague during the reign of Emperor Rudolf II. A manuscript of lute tablatures known as the Codex Jacobides was in all likelihood written by a musically gifted student of the Prague University in the early 17th century. It features notations of period dances, intabulations of songs, and vocal polyphonic secular and sacred pieces; miniatures of German, English, French, Italian, Polish and Spanish provenience. Extremely intriguing are the intabulations of vocal villanelle by Jacob Regnart, who served as Kapellmeister at Rudolf II's court in Prague. Originally set to German texts, these pieces had found their way from Prague Castle to the city beneath, where - furnished with Czech lyrics - they lived a life of their own. The Codex Jacobides also contains works by Michael Praetorius, John Dowland and Jean Planson. Jan Čižmář studied the lute in London and The Hague with true masters (J. Lindberg, N. North, J. Held, M. Fentross, C. Pluhar), and today he is a sought-after soloist and chamber musician, performing worldwide. On the album, eight string instruments of various sizes and tunings are heard in a number of combinations, occasionally accompanied by a flute or lute ensemble and voice. Affording a taste of the music performed in Prague under Rudolf II, the CD is a true delicacy for connoisseurs and all music lovers alike.

Lute music that during the reign of Rudolf II was played in Prague streets and taverns, as well as at the local university.

1.

Stephan Laurentius Jacobides

Praeambulum

00:56

2.

Anonymous

Imbric. Galliarda

01:07

3.

Anonymous

Ich ging einmal spatziren. Allemanda

00:51

4.

Anonymous

Paduana

01:07

5.

Anonymous

Prenons garde mignon

01:03

6.

Anonymous

Frisch auff mein liebes tochter

01:18

7.

Anonymous

Passamezzo antico - Saltarello

02:28

8.

Anonymous

Praeludium Salomon

00:36

9.

Anonymous

Courante

01:13

10.

Anonymous

'Saltarella'

00:58

11.

Anonymous

Die Soldaten sindt aller Ehren werdt

01:15

12.

Anonymous

Galliarda

01:24

13.

Anonymous

Tantz - Saltarella

01:03

14.

Anonymous

Fantasia

02:11

15.

Jacob Regnart

Coelestium

01:22

16.

Jacob Regnart

Jesu tu nobis influas

02:11

17.

Anonymous

Passamezzo moderno - Saltarello

03:39

18.

Anonymous

Praeludium

01:02

19.

Anonymous

Paduana Hispanica

01:02

20.

Jacob Regnart

Jungrau euer Wankelmut

00:44

21.

Jacob Regnart

Lib mich als ich dich

00:40

22.

Jacob Regnart

Ohn' dich muß ich mich aller Freuden massen

01:18

23.

Anonymous

Tantz

00:34

24.

Anonymous

Tantz Herr von Teltz

00:24

25.

Anonymous

Ungerischen Tantz

00:48

26.

Anonymous

Sarabanda Maris

02:50

27.

Michael Praetorius

Bransle simple

01:55

28.

Michael Praetorius

Bransle gay

02:49

29.

Anonymous

Entrée de Luth

00:54

30.

Anonymous

Coranta

01:09

31.

Anonymous

Orlandi

01:19

32.

Anonymous

Coranta

01:13

33.

Anonymous

Coranta

00:40

34.

Anonymous

Coranta

00:28

35.

Anonymous

Coranta

00:54

36.

Anonymous

Praeludium

00:42

37.

Anonymous

Je scai felici

00:41

38.

Anonymous

La bergere

00:39

39.

Anonymous

Hoscana

00:59

40.

Anonymous

O Nachbar Roland

00:59

41.

John Dowland

My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home

01:22

42.

Ennemond Gaultier

Sarabanda de Gautier

03:39

43.

Stephan Laurentius Jacobides

Praeambulum

01:19

44.

Jean Planson

La rousée du joly mois de may

04:20

Composer Info

Marcin Mielczewski (1600 - 1651), Kaspar Foerster (1616 - 1673), Mikolaj Zielenski (1560 - 1620), Adam Jarzebski (1590 - 1649), Stanislaw Sylwester Szarzynski (1650 - 1713), Stephan Laurentius Jacobides, Jacob Regnart, Michael Praetorius, John Dowland, Ennemond Gaultier, Jean Planson,

CD Info

Brilliant Classics CD 95955, Supraphon CD  SU 4278-2