Play September 2008 Podcast
Our program “The Virtuous viola d’amore” (12 minutes and 19 seconds) features the Overture in 8 movements for two violas d’amore and harpsichord by Johann Caspar Ganspeck (1637-1741). The viola d’amore shares many features of the viol family – a flat back and intricately carved head at the top of the peg box but, unlike the viols, it is unfretted and played much like a violin, being held horizontally under the chin. It has seven bowed strings and seven resonator strings (which are not played directly but vibrate in sympathy with the notes played). Thanks largely to this sympathetic strings, the viola d’amore ahas a particulary seet and warm sound. Mozart’s father said the instrument sounded “especially charming in the stillness of the evening”.
This performance by Ars Antigua, directed by Jerry Fuller features violists d’amore William Bauer and Rachel Gries.
The Overture for 2 violas d’amore and harpsichord by Johann Caspar Ganspeck cipro dosage in 8 movements:
Play August 2008 Podcast
Our program (11 minutes and 21 seconds) features a program of “Bawdy Songs and Fythel Tunes” including “Hit her on the Bum” by Robert Bremner (1713-1789) and “Watkins Ale”, an anonymous work from an English Broadside.
Robert Bremner was a Scottish violinist and composer who wrote sonatas and variations based on popular tunes xenical side effects of this day. Watkin’s Ale comes from an old English broadside, which was sort of a newspaper in its day. It is a cautionary tale for young women with a moral at the end.
This performance by Ars Antigua directed by Jerry Fuller, features Nancy Bristol, soprano.
Play July 2008 Podcast
Our program (12 minutes and 22 seconds) features Luigi Boccherini’s “La Tirana Spagnola”. Boccherini (1743-1805) was an early classical era composer and cellist from Italy, whose music retained a courtly galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. As a young man, Boccherini was recruited to a post in Madrid where he had great success and spent almost the entirety of his career. This Cialis 20 mg work carries the subtitle, “La Tirana Spagnola” because of the recurring motive at the beginning which imitates a small tambourine evoking the “Tirana” – a Spanish dance performed with a tambourine.
This performance by Ars Antigua features members of the Mirabel period instrument string quartet with Jerry Fuller, double bass.