“Sacri Concerti” – Concerto for organ and viola da gamba

Ingelore Schubert and Hans-Georg Kramer as guests at Burgk Castle

On Saturday, September 10 – the evening before the “Open Monument Day” – the Castle Museum in Burgk invites you to a concert for the organ and viola da gamba with Ingelore Schubert on the organs of Silbermann and Hans-Georg Kramer (Wedel).

The Marais Consort composed of Ingelore Schubert and Hans-Georg Kramer on a high viola after Jakob Stainer from 1654 prepared a special program entitled “Sacri Concerti”, which they will present at the concert.

We will hear pieces by Lodovico Grossi Da Viadan, Claudio Monteverdi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Peter Philips, William Byrd, John Bull, John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Johann Hieronymus Kasperger and Heinrich Schütz.

If Girolamo Frescobaldi and many other composers of his day use the “a canto solo” instrumentation, the solo part can be sung with a human high voice or played on a high instrument. Gamba or viola da gamba is especially noticeable here. As early as 1636, the French musicologist Marin Mersenne wrote: “There is no doubt that if you compare all the instruments to see which of them is closest to the voice, you should not deny the first prize. He mimics the voice in every key and every important shade, be it sadness or joy. ”

In the “Sacri Concerti” performed in Burgk, the organ played by Ingelore Schubert is complemented by viola da gamba, thanks to which the pieces from the program may appear in a completely different tonal form.

Ingelore Schubert studied harpsichord in Hamburg with Gisela Gumz and in Amsterdam with Ton Koopman; She graduated in 1983 with a concert exam. The education ended with master classes with Robert Kohnen, Jos van Immerseel and Gustav Leonhardt. Since 1988, he has been teaching harpsichord and figured bass, first at the Academy of Early Music and later at the University of Arts in Bremen. In addition, there is a several-year intensive occupation with outstanding historic organs. “The artist easily proves that she is one of the greatest in her field … Rather, she succeeds in something that other performers rarely achieve: music becomes a language, her voice resounds through the instrument” – testified the press (Hamburger Abendblatt). As a soloist and harpsichordist with the Marais Consort, she toured Europe and the former USSR. In 2007, the Marais Consort was the “Artist / Band in Residence” during the series of festival concerts “Zeitsprung” at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn.

Hans-Georg Kramer is a violist and director of the Marais Consort. As a student of Johannes Koch, August Wenzinger and Wieland Kuijken, he graduated from Hamburg in 1978. In 1988 he was appointed lecturer of viola da gamba and early music performing practice at Folkwang University. In addition to solo and chamber tasks, work with Gamba’s wife is of interest. The press certifies that the spouse, who plays the Italian Renaissance violas, plays a leading role, which is reflected in the invitations to numerous festivals and concert cycles, not only of early music, documented in many years of production series at WDR and Bayerischer Rundfunk. The image is completed with live recordings and recordings of other radio stations in Germany and abroad, as well as a series of CD production from NOMOS. Hans-Georg Kramer is a welcome research speaker at universities and colleges.

Prior registration for the concert is required. Tickets can be booked in advance by phone: 03663/400119 and by e-mail to the following address: museum@schloss-burgk.de. Admission to the concert: 12 €, concessions 10 € including admission to the museum, students free.

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