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The Tabulature Of Johannes Von Lublin / Rene Clemencic

Release Date: 11/11/2008 
Label:  Arte Nova   Catalog #: 391160   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Martin WolffJan Van LublinAnonymousJosquin Des Préz
Performer:  René Clemencic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The clavicytherium is a harpsichord with an upright case. Because it saved space, and because the sound issued directly into the room, it enjoyed a wide popularity until the late 18th century. It was first mentioned by Paulus Paulirinus of Prague in a treatise circa 1460, and the first drawing of the instrument can be found in a fresco in the Pfarrkirche St. Leonhard in Dornbach (Kärnten, Austria). Like all early keyboard instruments, the clavicytherium was not only an aesthetical-musical sound-producer, but also a cosmological instrumentum—a manifestation of harmonious world< numerology in sound. For the then-receding Middle Ages and the emerging Renaissance, the world’s inner essence—according to Pythagorean theory combined with a Read more cabalistic understanding of the Bible—consisted of numbers and proportions: “But Thou hast ordered all things in measure and number and weight” (The Wisdom of Solomon 11:20).

JOHANNES VON LUBLIN: Tabulatura 1540 (including motets by Senfl, Brumel, Isaac, Josquin, and anonymous composers; songs by Martin Wolff, Georg Brack, Thomas Stoltzer, Phllippe Verdelot, Sebastian Festa, Pierre Sandrin & Josquin)
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Works on This Recording

Ach Unfalls Neid by Martin Wolff
Performer:  René Clemencic (Clavicytherium)
Period: Renaissance 
Doulce mémoire (after Sandrin) (Embellished version) by Jan Van Lublin
Performer:  René Clemencic (Clavicytherium)
Period: Renaissance 
Nunc rogemus by Anonymous
Performer:  René Clemencic (Clavicytherium)
Period: Renaissance 
Mille regretz by Josquin Des Préz
Performer:  René Clemencic (Clavicytherium)
Homo quidam by Anonymous
Performer:  René Clemencic (Clavicytherium)
Period: Medieval 

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