Auf Wiener Art, Music From The Habsburg Imperial
Le Jardin Secret: Elizabeth Dobbin (soprano), David Blunden (harpsichord), Sofie Vanden Eynde (theorbo, baroque guitar), Romina Lischka (viola da gamba), Marian Minnen (baroque cello, basse de violon)
Cavalli: Infelice che ascolto? (from Giasone) Cesti: Ah quanto e vero (from Il Pomo d'Oro) Draghi, A: Il destin (from Leonida in Tegea) Froberger: Partita auff die Maÿerin, FbWV 606/606a Fux: Il Fonte della Salute: Aria di Misericordia 'So che piace a gli occhi tuoi' Rondinella (from Orfeo ed Euridice) Kerll: Toccata No. 3 Leopold I: Wie dringen dan auf mich (from Die vermeinte Brueder und Schwester Liebe) Muffat, Georg: Ciacona Saint-Luc: Tombeau de François Ginter Sartorio: Crudo serpe (from Orfeo) Son amante ma sfortunato (from Orfeo) Schenck: Sonata Op. 9 No. 6 in A minor for Viola da Gamba & basso continuo Schmelzer: Fliesse, fliesse bach der Threnen (from Staercke der Lieb)
Continuing its work with young artists, CORO has the pleasure of releasing Auf Wiener Art - the second recording by Le Jardin Secret, winners of both the first prize and audience prize at the Early Music Network Young Artists Competition 2007. Following on from their debut album, Musique Pour Mazarin!, Auf Wiener Art is a fascinating pot-pourri of musical gems from the Habsburg Imperial Court. The house of Habsburg and its court lived and breathed music. Encouraged by the infectious musical appetites of the Italophile imperial family and in particular, Leopold I (the so-called “ Musikkaiser”), the court was fed a daily diet rich in vocal and instrumental music for stage and church. Given its vast geographic spread, the Austrian empire encompassed many cultures, elements of which enrich the music of this time. This, as well as the wave of Italian composers imported to service the imperial court, create a multi-faceted musical legacy which is both spirited and fresh.