Rembrandt: Music of His Time

Rembrandt: Music of His Time

     
 

With its Art and Music series, Naxos has come up with a classy looking way of recycling earlier items from its catalog. The discs in the series don't quite deliver what they promise, but this one does better than most. The title Rembrandt: Music of His Time is accurate as far as it goes; the art-historical essay on Rembrandt by HughSee more details below

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With its Art and Music series, Naxos has come up with a classy looking way of recycling earlier items from its catalog. The discs in the series don't quite deliver what they promise, but this one does better than most. The title Rembrandt: Music of His Time is accurate as far as it goes; the art-historical essay on Rembrandt by Hugh Griffith is concise and informative; there are several nice color reproductions included in the booklet, beyond the norm for cost-conscious Naxos. The performances are a nice mix of above-average items from the label's roster of Canadian, British, and Northern European artists, and an effort has been made toward remastering and coherent track sequencing. Is this music Rembrandt would have known? In most cases, no; most of it is not Dutch, and while some music certainly would have been imported to Rembrandt's world, it's not clear the way ballet music by Lully would have been. To focus on Rembrandt's actual musical world would have required a closer focus on the music of the Netherlands during his lifetime, a focus that's necessary to an effort to really understand how art and music interacted in a specific cultural setting. What makes this better than other similar releases, though, is that this is more than just a random cross-secttion of music from the period. Griffith points out points of conceptual connection if not actual connection: amateur music-making (represented by English works and by lute music), Lutheranism, organ music. There are pieces by Sweelinck and other Dutch composers. The result is a disc of value for, say, travelers to Holland or college classes on Renaissance culture, even if it might leave the acute listener hungering for something a bit closer to the mark.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Naxos Educational
UPC:
0636943811825
catalogNumber:
8558118
Rank:
329555

Tracks

  1. La Bourrée (Terpischore, 32)  - Michael Praetorius  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Bertil Farnlof  - Westra Aros Pijpare
  2. Bransle de la Torche for 5 part instrumental ensemble (Terpsichore, 15)  - Michael Praetorius  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Bertil Farnlof  - Westra Aros Pijpare
  3. Earle of Mountgomerie Delight  - Tobias Hume  - Les Voix Humaines  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Stephen Stubbs  - Paul Audet
  4. Echo Fantasia for organ in A minor  - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck  - James David Christie  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)
  5. Fantasia a 3, No.3, for viols, MB9  - Orlando Gibbons  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rose Consort of Viols
  6. The Fairest Nymph, mask for keyboard, MB43  - Orlando Gibbons  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Timothy Roberts
  7. Onder een linde groen (Unter der Linden grüne), variations for keyboard (2 versions)  - Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck  - James David Christie  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)
  8. Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt (Psalm 100) for double chorus & continuo, SWV 36 (Op. 2/15) (2 versions)  - Heinrich Schütz  -  Oxford Camerata  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Jeremy Summerly
  9. Erhöre mich, wenn ich rufe, for 2 sopranos & continuo, SWV 289 (Op. 8/8) (2 versions)  - Heinrich Schütz  - Carys-Anne Lane  -  Oxford Camerata  - Rebecca Outram  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Jeremy Summerly
  10. Sonata for trumpet & organ No 8 in C "detta Del Nero"  - Girolamo Fantini  - Niklas Eklund  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Knut Johannesen
  11. Alman  - William Lawes  - Jacob Heringman  - David Miller  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)
  12. Corante I  - William Lawes  - Jacob Heringman  - David Miller  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)
  13. Prélude for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 9)  - Louis Couperin  - Laurence Cummings  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)
  14. Allemande for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 15)  - Louis Couperin  - Laurence Cummings  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)
  15. Psalm 24, for keyboard  - Anthoni van Noordt  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Peter Ouwerkerk
  16. Xerxès, ballet (for F. Cavalli's "Serse"), LWV 12: Ouverture  - Jean-Baptiste Lully  - Kevin Mallon  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Aradia Ensemble
  17. Xerxès, ballet (for F. Cavalli's "Serse"), LWV 12: Bourrée pour les Basques  - Jean-Baptiste Lully  - Kevin Mallon  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Aradia Ensemble
  18. Xerxès, ballet (for F. Cavalli's "Serse"), LWV 12: Deuxième Air pour les mesmes  - Jean-Baptiste Lully  - Kevin Mallon  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Aradia Ensemble
  19. Xerxès, ballet (for F. Cavalli's "Serse"), LWV 12: Air pour les Paysans et Paysanes  - Jean-Baptiste Lully  - Kevin Mallon  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Aradia Ensemble
  20. Xerxès, ballet (for F. Cavalli's "Serse"), LWV 12: Gigue pour Scaramouche  - Jean-Baptiste Lully  - Kevin Mallon  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Aradia Ensemble
  21. Prélude for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 12)  - Louis Couperin  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Glen Wilson
  22. Tombeau pour Mr. de Blancrocher, for harpischord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 81)  - Louis Couperin  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Glen Wilson
  23. Capriccio Primo for 2 trumpets, bassoon & organ  - Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach  - Niklas Eklund  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  - Knut Johannesen  - Marc Ullrich
  24. Sinfonia XI  - Johann Rosenmüller  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Rembrandt (Harmenszoon Van Rijn)  -  Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca  -  Accademia Strumentale Italiana, Verona

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