Schmelzer - Sacro-Profanus | Zig Zag Territoires ZZT334

Schmelzer - Sacro-Profanus

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Label: Zig Zag Territoires

Cat No: ZZT334

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 21st October 2013

Contents

Works

Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich

Al giorno delle Correggie
Balletto a 4 Die Fechtschule
Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
Polnische Sackpfeiffen
Sacro profanus concentus musicus 1662
» Sonata no.3 a 6
» Sonata no.4 a 6
» Sonata no.5 a 6
» Sonata no.6 a 6
» Sonata no.7 a 5
» Sonata no.8 a 5
» Sonata no.9 a 5

Artists

Ensemble Masques

Conductor

Olivier Fortin

Works

Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich

Al giorno delle Correggie
Balletto a 4 Die Fechtschule
Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
Polnische Sackpfeiffen
Sacro profanus concentus musicus 1662
» Sonata no.3 a 6
» Sonata no.4 a 6
» Sonata no.5 a 6
» Sonata no.6 a 6
» Sonata no.7 a 5
» Sonata no.8 a 5
» Sonata no.9 a 5

Artists

Ensemble Masques

Conductor

Olivier Fortin

About

With this first project for Zig-Zag Territories, the musicians of the Canadian ensemble Masques, under the direction of the harpsichordist Olivier Fortin, demonstrate their passion for the music of the Austrian Baroque composer Johann Heinrich Schmelzer.

Like most of his contemporaries (Biber, Walther, Sances), Schmelzer gives music a dual purpose: ‘Music is a pleasure for the saints and for men; it is an act of devotion, but also a symbol of human virtue.’ His collection Sacro-profanus concentus musicus is a masterly illustration of this credo.

Ensemble Masques – formed of a core of six instrumentalists specialising in Baroque music – offers us sonatas for five and six instruments from this collection, alternating with character pieces like Die Fechtschule (an evocation of battle), Die Polnische Sackpfeiffe, and the famous Lamento sopra il morte Ferdinandi III.

This varied programme highlights the diversity and the Italian inspiration of Schmelzer’s music.

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