Performers: Gunar Letzbor, Daniel Sepec, Johanna Gamerith, Tomas Bik, Christoph Bitzinger (violin), Peter Aigner, Johanna Gamerith (viola), Gaetano Nasillo (cello), Roberto Sensi (bass viol), Andreas Lackner, Herbert Walser, Martin Patscheider, Martin Rabl (trumpet), Klaus Netzer (trombone), Charly Fischer (timpani), Norbert Zeilberger (harpsichord, organ)
Playing time: 72'57"
Recording date: March, 1996 (Eremo di Ronzano, Bologna); CD issued in 1997
Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky was born in Moravia circa 1633 or 1639. Little is known of his musical education except that he studied in Opava at the Jesuit College (also attended by Heinrich Biber and others). He spent most of his life working as trumpeter and Kapellmeister for the Bishop Princes of Olmuz (res. in Kromeriz). Vejvanovsky was a colleague of Biber when the latter was himself briefly in the employ of Bishop Prince Karl Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn. The two remained in contact with each other throughout their lives and it is understood that they exchanged musical ideas and material with one another. Vejvanovsky wrote in a style similar to the Canzone da Sonar of the early Italians as well as mixing styles of the Viennese, Germans and French. This CD would be of great interest to anyone who appreciates Heinrich Biber's music.
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