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Folly, foolishness, madness and insanity are synonyms for “folia,“ a type of music that in centuries previous, was actually a craze.
This program by Dorothee Oberlinger, considered one of Germany’s most famed recorder gamers, is known as “Baroque Revelries.”
Other than performing, Oberlinger directs two music festivals, is an teacher on the Mozarteum College in Austria and was named Instrumentalist of the 12 months on the Opus Traditional Awards. As a violinist and countertenor, Dmitry Sinkovsky is doubly proficient and in addition has an ensemble of his personal.
The composer Andrea Falconieri, who lived in Naples, was one of many first to popularize the dance rhythms of the folia across the yr 1650. From Naples, the folia unfold to Rome and Venice, and on to central Europe. This program takes us alongside on that journey.
A younger organist and composer in Cremona, Italy by the identify of Tarquinio Merula used the loopy obsessive rhythm of the folia in songs like “Folle é ben che si crede,” starting with the phrases: “Anybody who thinks that I will be refrained from my sweetheart by tender glances or by slander is loopy.”
Within the cantata “Mi palpita il cor,” composer George Frideric Handel tells a narrative. A shepherd’s coronary heart races in ardour for a shepherdess. Overcome by feeling, he is offended with Amor, the god of affection, as a result of his emotions should not reciprocated and calls for that Amor strike the shepherdess with an arrow from his quiver too. Ultimately, hope is restored.
Folias for recorder, violin and continuo
Folle è ben che si crede
Sonata in F Main, op. 5, No. 10
George Frideric Handel
Mi palpita il cor: cantata HWV 132c
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Folia for solo harpsichord
Carried out by:
Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder
Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin
Marco Testori, cello
Florian Birsak, harpsichord
Recorded by Deutschlandfunk within the Basilica in Knechtsteden on September 19, 2020
Girls who suffered for his or her religion
Venerating ladies who had been tortured and killed within the wake of persecution is a convention at a monastery in Prague. Within the second Live performance Hour, we take heed to Gregorian chants from St. George’s Benedictine Monastery in Prague, the place Christian saints have all the time been revered: the Virgin Mary and fellow saints Catherine, Barbara and Margaret. This system is titled Flos inter spinas (Blossoms between thorns), that picture symbolizing ladies of religion within the 3rd century, a time when Christians had been persecuted.
Tiburtina’s director, Barbora Kabatkova, has her causes for specializing in Gregorian chant and multivoiced medieval music, as she advised DW: “I did not just like the recordings I‘d heard. I missed ardour in them. I like the liberty of medieval music, as a result of though we all know loads about it, there are nonetheless some blind spots. So, the one factor you are able to do is to be free and improvise a bit. That’s actually what I like.“
St. George’s Benedictine Monastery in Prague, the place the Ensemble Tiburtina is based mostly, was as soon as an necessary middle of the Christian group. Music was collected there to be carried out on the feast days of the saints.“ Most of the items on this system had been in all probability composed there as properly, defined Barbora Kabátková, as she could not discover them in different European manuscripts.
Gregorian Chant from the Tiburtina in Prague
Responsory Filiae Iherusalem
Motet Ave, beatissima civitas – Ave, Maria – Ave, maris stella
Music for St. Catherine:
Music for St. Catherine:
Motet Salve, virgo, Katherina – Sicut solis radium – Hec dies
Hymn Ave, gemma claritatis
Music for St. Barbara:
Responsory Piscinam lavacri
Motet Ave, virgo regia – Ave, plena gracie – Fiat
Antiphony Tremendous Magnificat Dulci voce resonet – Canticum BMV
Music for St. Margaret:
Responsorium Sancta Margareta
Antiphony Sanctum nomen domini
Moteto Ave, virgo – Ave, gloriosa – Domino
Carried out by:
Barbora Kabatkova, conductor
Recorded by Radio Deutschlandfunk, Cologne (DLF) within the Basilica in Knechtsteden on September 24, 2020