Music And Dance From The Viennese Court (CD173)

  1. Sonata Pro tabula in C major
  2. Balletti a 4 in G major
  3. Sonata a 5 in C major
  4. Partita ex Vienna
  5. Ballettae a 4 in D major
  6. Sonata ad tabulam in G major
  7. Balletto 1. di zingari in D minor
  8. Sonata per chiesa e per camera in G major
  9. Balletti Francesi in A minor
  10. Sonata... doi chori in G major
  11. Arie con la mattacina (D major)

H.I.F. Biber (1644-1704) and J.H. Schmelzer (1620-1680) are two of the most outstanding composers of the 17th century royal courts.

Instruments featured include:

Violins (Sebastian Klotz, Mittenwald, 18th Cent. & Dall Aglio Giuseppe, Mantua, 18th Cent.)

Violino Piffaro (Sachsen, 18th Cent.)

Violas (Pichler, Salzberg, 18th Cent. & Anonymous, Italy, 18th Cent.)

Violoncello (Anonymous, Italy, 18th Cent.)

Contrabass (Johann Georg Leeb, Vienna, 18th Cent.)

Bassoon (Prudent, 18th Cent.) * Organ (Berhard Fleig, Basel, 1996)

Harpsichord (Johannes Ruckers, 1616)

Recorders (Descant, Alto, Tenor, Bass)

Enjoy this extraordinary classical recording filled with lovely celebratory dance melodies.


Peter Aiger - Viola

Walter Bachkonig - Double Bass

Ars Antiqua Austria - Ensemble

Gunar Letzbor - Director

Production: Produced by David Chesky Recorded by Miguel Kertsman

Edited and Mastered by Miguel Kertsman and Nicholas Prout

This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.