Mary Springfels

Biography

Mary Springfels is an American player of the viola da gamba, a highly respected professor, and director of early music programs.

When the New York Pro Musica visited her high school, she was hooked on early music. While attending UCLA, she purchased her first viola da gamba and began studying with the Pro Musica's Judith Davidoff. She went on to join the New York Pro Musica herself, then studied with Dutch Baroque gambist Wieland Kuijken
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At the suggestion of the Chicago musicologist Dr. Howard Mayer Brown, she was appointed in 1982 as musician-in-residence at the Newberry Library and given the task of organizing an early music concert program. This led to her co-founding The Newberry Consort in 1986, one of America's best and most versatile Renaissance music groups, which has become ensemble-in-residence at the Newberry and at Northwestern University.

She remains director of the Newberry Consort. She has also played with the New York Pro Musica and the Waverly Consort as well as many other U.S. and European ensembles and is a founding member of the ensembles Elizabethan Enterprise and Les Filles de Sainte-Colombe.

She has recorded for the Harmonia Mundi USA label as member of the Newberry Consort, as a soloist in a set of Stradella solo cantatas (with Christine Brandes and Paul O'Dette) and in solo instrumental works with recorder player Marion Verbruggen. She has also appeared on the Decca, Columbia, Nonesuch, and Titanic labels.

Springfels believes in getting close to the audience, literally by performing in smaller venues, but also by teaching and educating them about the music and the theories behind performance of early music. Therefore, she is frequently found at workshops and conferences. Academically, she has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Chicago, and the Northwestern University School of Music. Read less
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  • 1.
    La Musique De Watteau - The Music Lesson
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 5908535 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Pietro Antonio Locatelli,  Alessandro Scarlatti,  Marin Marais,  François Couperin  ... 
    Performer:  Bernarda Fink,  Graciela Oddone,  Juan Manuel Quintana,  Dolores Costoyas  ... 
    Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz,  René Jacobs,  Paul Goodwin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  London Oboe Band
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    Century Vol 4 - Troubadours, Trouvères & Minnesänger
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908166 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  King of Navarre Thibaut,  Gautier de Coincy,  Anonymous,  Folquet de Marseille  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King,  Paul Hillier,  Ian Honeyman,  Julian Podger  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Lawrence-King,  René Clemencic,  Paul Hillier,  Mary Springfels
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harp Consort,  Clemencic Consort,  Theatre of Voices  ... 
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    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2704 Release Date: 04/26/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  André Danican Philidor,  Michel Corrette,  Marin Marais
    Performer:  Adam Wead,  Keith Collins,  Michael McCraw,  Craig Trompeter  ... 
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  • 4.
    Bach: Flute Sonatas Vol 2 / Janet See, Davitt Moroney
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 3957025 Release Date: 06/08/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Davitt Moroney,  Janet See,  Mary Springfels
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    Bach: Flute Sonatas Vol 1 / Janet See, Davitt Moroney
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 3957024 Release Date: 03/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Davitt Moroney,  Janet See,  Mary Springfels
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  • 6.
    Suite
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 7907035 Release Date: 07/13/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Mitzi Meyerson,  Mary Springfels,  Drew Minter,  Paul O'Dette
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    Suite
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 7907167 Release Date: 07/13/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  John Blow
    Performer:  Christine Brandes,  Mary Springfels,  Nicholas McGegan,  Lisa Weiss  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcadian Academy
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  • 8.
    Suite  Pachelbel: Canon, Etc / Holloway, Ritchie, Manze
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 7907091 Release Date: 09/08/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell,  Giovanni Buonamente,  Giovanni Gabrieli,  Biagio Marini  ... 
    Performer:  John Holloway,  John Toll,  Andrew Manze,  Stanley Ritchie  ... 
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  • 9.
    Telemann: Solo Works / Marion Verbruggen, Mary Springfels
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907158 Release Date: 12/09/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann
    Performer:  Mary Springfels,  Marion Verbruggen
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  • 10.
    Rosenmüller: Instrumental And Vocal Music / The King's Noyse
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 907179 Release Date: 11/08/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Rosenmüller
    Performer:  Mary Springfels,  Paul O'Dette,  Ellen Hargis
    Conductor:  David Douglass
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The King's Noyse
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    Purcell: Airs & Duets / Jeffrey Dooley, Howard Crook
    Label: Lyrichord   Catalog: 8024 Release Date: 09/24/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alfons X (El Sabio),  Heinrich Ignaz Biber,  Claudio Monteverdi,  William Byrd  ... 
    Performer:  Russell Oberlin,  Joseph Iadone,  Jeffrey Thomas,  Paul Shipper  ... 
    Conductor:  Gwendolyn Toth,  Denis Stevens,  Kevin Moll,  Frederick Renz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Follia Salzburg,  Artek,  In Nomine Players  ... 
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  • 12.
    Musick For Severall Friends / Springfels, Newberry Consort
    Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord   Catalog: 1907013 Release Date: 06/10/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Banister,  Henry Butler,  John Wilson,  Matthew Locke  ... 
    Performer:  Kevin Mason,  Mary Springfels,  David Douglass,  Drew Minter
    Conductor:  Mary Springfels
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newberry Consort
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Biography

Mary Springfels is an American player of the viola da gamba, a highly respected professor, and director of early music programs.

When the New York Pro Musica visited her high school, she was hooked on early music. While attending UCLA, she purchased her first viola da gamba and began studying with the Pro Musica's Judith Davidoff. She went on to join the New York Pro Musica herself, then studied with Dutch Baroque gambist Wieland Kuijken
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Sonata in B-Flat: I.
Sonata in B-Flat: II. Largo - Presto
Sonata in B-Flat: III. Adagio - Vivace
Sonata in B-Flat: IV. Allegro
Sonata IX in F: I. Allegro Moderato
Sonata IX in F: II. Canzona
Sonata IX in F: III. Grave
Sonata IX in F: IV. Allegro
Canon and Gigue "a 3 Violinis con suo Basso": Canon
Canon and Gigue "a 3 Violinis con suo Basso": Gigue
Sonata in D Major, TWV 40:1
Sonata in D Major, TWV 40:1
Sonata in D Major, TWV 40:1
Sonata in D Major, TWV 40:1
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in C Major from Studentenmusik
Suite in G Minor
Suite in G Minor
Suite in G Minor
Suite in G Minor
Suite in G Minor
Suite in G Minor