- Requiem for a Pink Moon
- The Elfin Knight
- Fire - Passion in English Lute Song
- Thomas Campion: Author of Poetry and Song
- Paris 1529 - Pierre Attaignant and the early French chanson
- Paris 1600 - Source d'Amour
- Paris 1706--Au nom de l'amour
- Munich 1523 - Ludwig Senfl under Wilhelm IV.
- Oswald von Wolkenstein: Reflexionen - Reflections
- Fürchtet euch nicht!
Non é tempo: 500 Years of Frottole
Songs of the Italian Renaissance at the beginning of the 16th century
Two years after the first printed tablature for lute appeared in 1507—Intabulatura de Lauto with music from Francesco Spinacino—Ottaviano dei Petrucci published a collection of „frottole“ for solo voice and lute in 1509. Frottole were characterised by strong melodies, regular rhythms and mostly homophonic textures. They were often written for four voices or some flexible combination of viola da gambas, lutes and singers. Their affect is charming, entertaining and often moving. Songs from the most famous composers in the genre will be presented: Marco Cara (1475–1525) and Bartholomeo Tromboncino (1470–1535). The pieces are heart-felt expressions of love as a fight in „A la guerra“ or with texts by the great master Petrarca about the passing to Spring in „Zefiro spira“. Instrumental pieces by „Il Divino, Francesco da Milano (1497–1543), und dances by Francesco Spinacino (fl after 1507) round out this entertaining concert.
Joel Frederiksen – Bass, lute and musical direction
Sabine Lutzenberger – Soprano, recorder
Kamila Šev?íková – Alto
Giovanni Cantarini – Tenor
Sven Schwannberger – Lute, flutes, countertenor
Domen Marincic – Viola da Gamba