Performers: Jean Maillet (violin), Joël Cartier (violin), Françoise Couvert (violin), Sylvette Gaillard (cello), Sabine Louys (cello), Sébastien Obrecht (cello), Pascale Boquet (theorbo, chitarrino), Yannick Varlet (organ, harpsichord)
Playing time: 53'
Recording date: July 1998 (Abbaye Royale de Celles-sur-Belle)
Adam Jarzebski (c.1590-1649) was one of the composers to forge the instrumental idiom of the transitional period between Renaissance & Baroque. Born in Poland, he took posts in Germany & Italy before returning to the court at Warsaw later in his life.
He was best-known for his collection Canzoni e concerti (1627), which was destroyed in World War II. Some items have survived in copies elsewhere, and the present program is drawn from those suriving in a Polish manuscript of chamber music in Poland. In his two-part music, Jarzebski treated themes of leading vocal composers in an instrumental manner.
To purchasing information for this disc.
To FAQ references to this recording.
To FAQ CD index page.Todd M. McComb