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This fascinating collection of 17th century instrumental music, known as the Partiturbuch, was assembled by Jacob Ludwig as a birthday present for his patron, Duke August of Gotha. Featuring composers from many parts of Germany, including the imperial Viennese court in the south, the Hanseatic cities of the north, and the small ducal courts throughout Middle Germany, it brings to light a wealth of hidden treasures in a delightful variety of baroque music forms.
Unique and Charming
This album is a delight! The music is mostly lighter in texture than the more well-known Baroque composers. One of the unique features is the use of a guitar as a continuo instrument. There are a couple of chaconnes which have lively, upbeat accompanying bass figures -- quite a switch from the darker, heavier sound favoured so often by Bach or Handel in that form. This is music that certainly stays in your mind well after you hear it!more....
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