"The noble pride"

Chamber music of the European Baroque 

Iris Lichtinger, baroque recorders | Pavel Serbin, baroque cello & viola da gamba | Axel Wolf, lute & theorbo

"We must always strive for greatness with our minds and we should also always possess a certain noble pride and be noble-minded...(...) When a man is described as proud, it means that his mind is set on higher things, especially fame, and that he has a strong sense of honor.  When describing women, this word sometimes implies a charming severity, a pride that is pleasing." According to César Pierre Richelet (1626 - 1698), who was the editor of the first dictionary in the French language. The programme offers a colourful spectrum of high baroque chamber music and is European in the best sense of the word with works of French, English, Italian and German provenance: in addition to the clear local demarcation, the "mixed taste", as propagated by Francois Couperin in his new concertos created after the Concerts royaux (1722), the "nouveaux concerts: Les gouts réunis" (1724), from which the title of a sarabande quoted above is taken.


Jacques Martin Hotteterre Le Romain (1673-1763)

Troisième Suite op. 5

Arpegé  (aus: “L`Art de préluder”) - Lentement – Allemande –Courante- Gravement (aus: “L`Art de préluder”)- Grave - Gigue 

Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745)

La Regente 

Jean Baptiste Forqueray (1699-1782)

Chaconne. La Morangis ou La Plissay 

John Baptiste Loeillet de Gant (1688- ?)

Sonate G-Dur op.1, III

Largo – Allegro – Adagio – Gavotta

Francesco Barsanti (ca 1690-1773)

Aus: “A Collection of Old Scots Tunes”:  Lochaber – The Lass of Peati`s mill 

John Banister (1630-1679)

A ground




Georg Philipp Telemann (1681- 1767)


Vivace – Mesto – Allegro 

Anonym (1750)



Tambourin de Rameau 

Giovanni Zamboni Romano (c. 1664- c.1721)

Sonata VI

Alemanda – Giga– Sarabanda Largo – Gavotta 

Benedetto Marcello (1686 – 1739)

Sonata XII

Adagio – Minuet- Gavotta- Largo – Ciacona