Music for Lute and Flute from the End of the Middle Ages to the Rococo Period

Emperor Maximilian I was praised by his contemporaries as the "King of the Muses", whose domain stretched from Tuscany to the North Sea, from Silesia and Moravia in the east to the Grand Duchy of Burgundy. Music of the Franco-Flemish school of his time thus forms the prelude to a wide-ranging programme that places him alongside two other important patrons of the arts, Moritz Landgrave of Hesse and Augustus the Strong. In their service were musicians such as John Dowland, Francesco Veracini and Johann David Heinichen. Thus a fascinating musical arc is spanned from the end of the Middle Ages to modern times.


Hans Judenkünig (c.1450 Schwäbisch Gmünd - 1526 Vienna)

Das ander Priamel / Pavana alla Veneciana / Nach willen dein (original by Paul Hofhaimer) / Salata a la Spagnola     

Diego Ortiz (ca.1510 Toledo - ca.1570 Naples) from Trattado de glosas (Rome 1553)

Recercada primera / Doulce memoire (version for lute by Albert de Rippe) / Recercada segunda sobre Doulce memoire / Recercada settima / Recercada segunda

Alonso Mudarra (ca 1510 Valencia-1580 Sevilla) Conde Claros

Luys de Narvaez (1490 Granada -1547 Valladolid ) Cancion del Emperador: "Mille regres" de Josquin

Alonso Mudarra Fantasia que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico

John Dowland ( 1563 London- 1626 ibid) A Fancy  

Johann Schop (1590 Hamburg - 1667 ibid) Lachrimae   

John Dowland Galliard to Lachrimae / Wilt thou, unkind, thus leave me / Now, oh now, I needs must part   

Francesco Maria Veracini (1690 Florence - 1768 ibid.) Sonata IV : Largo e nobile / Siciliano larghetto / Allegro


Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687 Grottkau - 1750 Dresden) Concert d'un luth et d'une flute: Adagio / Allegro / Grave / Allegro

Johann David Heinichen (1683 Krauschwitz - 1729 Dresden) Sonata in D major: Largo / Allegro / Largo / Allegro

Francesco Maria Veracini Sonata prima: Largo e nobile /Allegro / Largo / Allegro



Iris Lichtinger | Renaissance and Baroque flutes

Axel Wolf | Lute