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Johann Joseph Fux: Ave Regina

Johann Joseph Fux: Ave Regina

by Hana BlazikováHana Blaziková

CD(German Import)

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Overview

The name of Johann Joseph Fux is familiar to music theory students who have used his Gradus ad Parnassum (1725) as their primary textbook on Renaissance counterpoint. However, Fux's own music languished in obscurity until a minor revival around the millennium at last made some of it available on CD. This Deutsche Harmonia Mundi recording by soprano Hana Blaziková and Accentus Austria, directed by Thomas Wimmer, provides examples of Fux's sacred vocal music, interspersed with his church sonatas, organized around the theme of devotions to the Virgin Mary. Such religious music was an essential part of worship in the Habsburg court of Emperor Leopold I, who hired Fux as court composer on the strength of his masses, oratorios, and other works. This collection of Marian antiphons and single-movement sonatas for two violins, organ, and bass re-creates the quietly joyful feeling of Viennese liturgical music, which allowed considerable time for musical meditations and a remarkable freedom of expression, despite the extreme piety that prevailed at court. Blaziková and Wimmer present period-style performances with exceptional polish and transparent textures, and the recording in the Albertus Magnus Gymnasium in Vienna is resonant without blurring the voice and instruments.


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Release Date: 04/14/2017
Label: Imports
UPC: 0889854118921
catalogNumber: 5042435
Rank: 118990

Tracks

  1. Ave Regina caelorum, for soprano, 2 violins & viola, K208
  2. Sonata à 3, K367
  3. Alma redemptoris, for voice, 2 violins & continuo, K. 185
  4. Sonata à 3, K369
  5. Ave Regina, for voice & continuo, K. 206
  6. Sonata a 3 in D minor, K379
  7. Ave Regina caelorum, for soprano & 2 violins, K207
  8. Sonata a 3 in G minor, K377
  9. Pia Mater fons amoris, ("Motet de B. M. Virgine"), for soprano & 2 violins, K176
  10. Sonata pastorale à 3 in F major, K. 397
  11. Ave Regina, for voice, 2 violins & continuo, K. 205
  12. Sonata a 4 in A minor, K346
  13. Alma redemptoris, for voice, 2 violins & continuo, K. 187

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