Konrad Junghänel

Biography

Germany's Konrad Junghänel identifies himself first as a lutenist, and it was in that capacity that he first became known for sheer virtuosity combined with mastery of style and ornamentation technique. His lute repertory, centered on the German Baroque standards of Silvius Leopold Weiss (whose complete works he has recorded to critical and prize-committee acclaim) and J.S. Bach, numbers some 100 pieces, and he has served as soloist or as part of Read more the continuo group (on various stringed instruments, including theorbo) with top-level historical-performance groups such as La Petite Bande and Les Arts Florissants as well as his hometown Musica Antiqua Köln. Junghänel is unusual in that he is among the few lutenists to make the leap to conducting. He founded the group Cantus Cölln in 1987 and has pursued the goal of exploring neglected choral repertory of the High Baroque; his Trauer Actus recording of a funeral cantata by the youthful Telemann in 2002 won special acclaim, and he has been one of the few conductors exploring the intense and somewhat experimental choral music of Buxtehude. Junghänel is one of the leading German adherents of the one-voice-per-part practice in performing choral music of the German Baroque pioneered by American conductor Joshua Rifkin; his Harmonia Mundi recording of Bach's Mass in B minor, BWV 232, adopts that approach. Junghänel has emerged as a conductor in the expanding field of Baroque opera, as well, serving as conductor in Was liegt die Stadt so wüste, the innovative staging by Herbert Wernicke of music by Schütz, as well as more explicitly operatic works such as Cavalli's La Calisto. He has been a member of the faculty at the State University for Music in Cologne since 1994. Read less

Biography

Germany's Konrad Junghänel identifies himself first as a lutenist, and it was in that capacity that he first became known for sheer virtuosity combined with mastery of style and ornamentation technique. His lute repertory, centered on the German Baroque standards of Silvius Leopold Weiss (whose complete works he has recorded to critical and prize-committee acclaim) and J.S. Bach, numbers some 100 pieces, and he has served as soloist or as part of Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. A tempo guisto
I. Larghetto
II. Alla breve
III. Allegro
I. Ouverture
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Gavotte
V. Sarabande
VI. Menuet
VII. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Bouree
V. Sarabande
VI. Menuet I-II
VII. Paysanne
VIII. Gigue
I. Prelude
II. Un poco andante
III. La Badinage
IV. Le Sicilien
V. Gavotte
VI. Menuet
VII. Gigue
Prima parte: O primavera, SWV 1
Seconda parte: O dolcezze amarissime, SWV 2
Selve beate, SWV 3
Alma afflita, SWV 4
Ride la primavera, SWV 7
Fuggi o mio core, SWV 8
Feritevi, ferite, SWV 9
Fiamma ch'allacia, SWV 10
Quella dama son io, SWV 11
Mi saluta costei, SWV 12
Io moro, eccho ch'io moro, SWV 13
Sospir che del bel petto, SWV 14
Dunque addio, SWV 15
Tornate, o cari baci, SWV 16
Di marmo siete voi, SWV 17
Giunto è pur, Lidia, SWV 18
Vasto mar, SWV 19
Così morir debb'io, SWV 5
D'orrida selce alpina, SWV 6
Zefiro torna a 2 voci (Livre IX)
Zefiro torna a 2 voci (Livre IX)
I. Grave - Presto - Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Prestissimo
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Presto
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. A tempo guisto
I. Larghetto
II. Alla breve
III. Allegro


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