Ars Antiqua Austria

Biography

Active: 1995 - ; Linz, Germany
This renowned ensemble was founded in Linz in 1995 by Gunar Letzbor and Michael Oman with a core group of eight musicians dedicated to the task of authentically interpreting Austrian music of the Baroque era. To this end, the group performed on original instruments of the period and devoted much energy to researching and uncovering works that had been neglected until being performed by the group. The ensemble takes account of the wide diversity Read more of cultures that have influenced and contributed to Austrian music during the centuries of the Baroque style when the physical and political boundaries of the country were more extensive. The ensemble infuses its performances with "the joie de vivre of the South, the Slav melancholy, French formality, Spanish pomp, and the Alpine character of the German-speaking regions" (Letzbor), typical constituents of the court, and folk and dance music of that time in Austria. The Ars Antiqua Austria has toured Austria, France, Germany, Slovakia, and the Ukraine, played several festivals of Baroque music, and toured the United States in 2001. Read less
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Biography

Active: 1995 - ; Linz, Germany
This renowned ensemble was founded in Linz in 1995 by Gunar Letzbor and Michael Oman with a core group of eight musicians dedicated to the task of authentically interpreting Austrian music of the Baroque era. To this end, the group performed on original instruments of the period and devoted much energy to researching and uncovering works that had been neglected until being performed by the group. The ensemble takes account of the wide diversity Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Praeludium
II. Aria allegro - Variations
III. Finale
I. Sonata
II. Allaman
III. Presto
I. Sonata
II. Courante - Double
III. Adagio
Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 4, "The Presentation of the Infant Jesus in the Temple"
I. Praeludium
II. Allaman
III. Gigue
IV. Saraban
I. Lamento
II. Presto
III. Adagio
I. Allamanda
II. Sarab: Variatio
I. Sonata
II. Gigue and Double Presto, Double
I. Sonata
II. Courante - Double
III. Finale
I. Prelude
II. Aria - Variations
I. Sonata
II. Surrexit Christus Hodie
III. Adagio
I. Intrada
II. Aria Tubicinum
III. Allemande
IV. Courante - Double
I. Sonata
II. Gavotte
III. Gigue
IV. Sarabande
I. Grave
II. Aria
III. Gigue
I. Sonata
II. Aria
III. Canzon
IV. Sarabanda
I. Allegro - Adagio
II. Allamanda - III. Amoresca - IV. Gigue - V. Sonatina
Aria 1ma Barbaresca - Aria 2da - Intrada-Aria 2da
Aria 2 - Aria 3
Aria 4 - Aria 5
Aria 6 - Aria 7
Aria 8 - Campane
Sonata
Allemanda
Sarabande
Gavotte
Gigue
Lamenti adagio
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Vivace
II. Largo ma non tanto
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
Lass dein Zion bluhend dauern (Soprano, Alto)
Amen (Chorus)
Sonata
Sonata
Himmelskonig, sei willkommen (Chorus)
Himmelskonig, sei willkommen (Chorus)
Recitative: Siehe, ich komme (Bass)
Recitative: Siehe, ich komme (Bass)
Aria: Starkes Lieben (Bass)
Aria: Starkes Lieben (Bass)
Aria: Leget euch dem Heiland unter (Alto)
Aria: Leget euch dem Heiland unter (Alto)
Aria: Jesu, lass durch Wohl und Weh (Tenor)
Aria: Jesu, lass durch Wohl und Weh (Tenor)
Chorale: Jesu, deine Passion (Chorus)
Chorale: Jesu, deine Passion (Chorus)
So lasset uns gehen in Salem der Freuden (Chorus)
So lasset uns gehen in Salem der Freuden (Chorus)