Earth Music - Tales of Silver, Gold and Subterranean Secrets Capella de la Torre & Katharina Bäuml

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  • Giovanni Gabrieli (1554 - 1612):
  • 1Sacrae Symphoniae, Liber II: Jubilate Deo à 1005:48
  • Estévao de Brito (1570 - 1641):
  • 2Lucis Creator Optime04:52
  • Cristofano Malvezzi (1547 - 1599):
  • 3Intermedi della pellegrina: Sinfonia à 601:59
  • Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi (1553 - 1609):
  • 4Balletti à cinque voci: Amor Vittorioso03:09
  • Jacobus Gallus (1550 - 1591):
  • 5Opus musicum, Vol.II, No. 16: Vae nobis03:01
  • Guillaume Costeley (1530 - 1606):
  • 6La terre les eaux va buvant02:51
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585 - 1672):
  • 7O der großen Wundertaten, SWV 27804:01
  • Tylman Susato (1510 - 1570):
  • 8Danserye: Mille ducas02:22
  • Melchior Franck (1579 - 1639):
  • 9Das Bergwerk woll'n wir preisen03:25
  • Michael Praetorius (1571 - 1621):
  • 10Bransle Loraine, TMA1802:22
  • Sethus Calvisius (1556 - 1615):
  • 11Wenn mein Stündlein vorhanden ist02:48
  • Pietro Francesco Cavalli (1602 - 1676):
  • 12Missa pro defunctis: Requiem aeternam à 8: I. Introitus05:13
  • Anthony Holborne (1545 - 1602):
  • 13Lullaby02:17
  • Anonymous:
  • 14Passacaglia della vita: Bisogna morire05:16
  • William Byrd (1543 - 1623):
  • 15Gradualia II, RISM A/I: B 5219, No. 23: Terra tremuit03:10
  • Josquin Desprez (1450 - 1521):
  • 16Plaine de dueil02:02
  • Anthony Holborne:
  • 17The Image of Melancholly02:48
  • Melchior Franck:
  • 18Der Hund der mit dem Licht umbgaht01:31
  • Isaac Posch (1591 - 1622):
  • 19Paduana & Gagliarda for 5 instruments: Gagliarda02:11
  • Heinrich Schütz:
  • 20Domine est terra et plenitudo ejus à 24, SWV 47608:06
  • Total Runtime01:09:12

Info for Earth Music - Tales of Silver, Gold and Subterranean Secrets

Die Capella de la Torre unter Leitung der Oboistin und Schalmeispielerin Katharina Bäuml gehört zu den bekanntesten und besten Ensembles für Alte Musik. Für ihre Aufnahmen bei deutsche harmonia mundi wurden sie vielfach ausgezeichnet, 2016 zum "Ensemble des Jahres" mit einem Echo Klassik und 2018 mit einem Opus Klassik.

Nach den hochgelobten Alben zu "Wasser", "Feuer" und "Luft" beschließt das Ensemble ihren Aufnahme-Zyklus mit Musik der Elemente mit dem "Earth Music"- Album zum Thema "Erde". Dabei spannt das Ensemble, erweitert um Mitglieder des RIAS Kammerchores, unter dem Untertitel "Geschichten von Silber, Gold und unterirdischen Geheimnissen" einen weiten musikalischen Bogen mit spannenden, selten zu hörenden Vokal- und Instrumentalwerken aus der Renaissance- und Barockmusik von Komponisten wie Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Gabrieli, Cristofano Malvezzi, Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi, Guillaume de Costeley, William Byrd, Francesco Cavalli, Anthony Holborne und Michael Praetorius und vielen anderen.

Der Erde nähert sich das Ensemble musikalisch in sechs Kapiteln: "Entstehung der Erde: Die Schöpfung" (mit "Jubilate Deo" von Gabrieli, "Lucis Creator Optime" von de Brito sowie Werken von Malvezzi und Gastoldi"), "Die nährende Erde" (mit "O der großen Wundertaten" von Schütz und Musik von Gallus und Costeley), "In den Tiefen der Erde" (mit Melchior Franks "Das Bergwerk wolln wir preisen, Musik von Praetorius und Susato), "Die Rückkehr zur Erde" (u.a. mit einem Lullaby von Holborne und Musik von Cavalli), "Erde und Melancholie" (mit Musik von Byrd, Desprez und Holborne) bis hin zu "Die Erde und ihre ganze Fülle" (mit einer Gagliarda von Posch und der spektakulären Psalmvertonung von Schütz ("Domini est terra et plenitudo ejus").

Mitglieder des RIAS Kammerchor
Capella de la Torre
Katharina Bäuml, Dirigent

Capella de la Torre
is a group of musicians who have made a name for themselves as specialists in historical performance practice. The ensemble's aim is to give listeners an immediate experience of the rich and hitherto neglected repertoire of mediaeval and renaissance music by performing it to a professional standard.

The name "de la Torre" has a double meaning. In the first place, it pays homage to the Spanish composer Francisco de la Torre, who wrote his "Danza Alta" at the beginning of the 16th century. This is probably the most famous piece for what was then known as "capella alta", an ensemble of wind instruments such as shawms, dulcians, sackbuts and cornetti. Capella de la Torre has specialized in music written for the "capella alta". Secondly, the name may be taken in a literal sense: "de la Torre" means "from the tower" and groups of wind players (Spanish: ministriles) often played on towers or balconies at festivals and other official occasions. "Torres de los Ministriles" are still to be found in many Spanish towns today.

Capella de la Torre does not confine itself to Spanish music, however, but also plays music written throughout the rest of Europe for the "hauts instruments" or "loud instruments". In general, it tries to breathe life into the old traditions of "ministriles", "piffari" and "Stadtpfeiffer".

In the music world of today there are very few ensembles centred around historical double-reed instruments. This is particularly so in Germany.

Katharina Bäuml
born in Munich, Germany, studied modern oboe in the Conservartories of Hannover with Klaus Becker, Hamburg with Rainer Herweg and Mannheim with Winfried Liebermann graduating with 1st Class Honours. She has performed as oboe soloist in the “Gustav Mahler Orchestra” and has tought oboe at the School of Music of Hamburg.

In Hamburg she also elaborated her musical skills by studying historical woodwind instruments with Renate Hildebrand at the Hamburg Conservatory, finished her studies with the Diploma with 1st Class Honours. For further widening her expertise of historical oboes and shawms she then studied with Katharina Arfken at the “Schola Cantorum”, Basel and has participated in master classes with Ku Ebbinge, Alfredo Bernardini, Paul Dombrecht and Bruce Haynes. Katharina has worked with Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Gottfried von der Goltz, Andrea Marcon, Carles Magraner, Marc Minkowski, Michael Schoenheit y Ludger Remy and has performed with Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Barockorchester L´Arco, L´Arpa Festante, Musica Fiata, Dresdner Instrumentalconcert, Capella de Ministrers, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla and Ministriles de Marsias.

In 2005 Katharina has founded the ensemble “Capella de la Torre”, which is dedicated to the music of the 15th and 16th centuries especially for double reed instruments.

Katharina has appeared in various recordings of CDs and radio broadcastings, e.g. for Radio France, MDR, NDR and WDR. She has given master classes of medieval and renaissance music at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and is currently living in Braunschweig, Germany, where she also teaches oboe and shawm.

With the accordeon-player Margit Kern Katharina Bäuml founded 2011 the Duo Mixtura, where the two musicians combine music o the Renaissance with contemprary music written especially for the duo.

Katharina Bäuml is giving in masterclasses at the conservatorys of Geneva and Hannover and she teaches in Berlin.

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