Hyphen Press

Tafelmusik am Dresdner Hof

Ensemble Fürsten-Musik

Large furchheim cover
£12.50
  • sample

    For a sample (the opening of Furchheim’s sonata in E minor for two violins and basso continuo) click above

  • dimensions

    125 × 140 mm

  • playing time

    69:53

[VKJK 1626]

This is the first recording of all six suites of the Musicalischen Taffel-Bedienung by Johann Wilhelm Furchheim, an important violinist at the court in Dresden. Furchheim, who knew Heinrich Schütz, became the Konzertmaster of the Dresdner Hofkapelle, working alongside famous violinist such as Johann Jakob Walter and Johann Paul Westhoff. Most of Furchheim’s compositions are lost, but among the surviving manuscripts, the trio sonata in E minor is an extraordinary piece, which shows Furchheim as a composer for virtuoso violins. The CD also includes 4 songs by Adam Krieger, a friend of Furchheim, who wrote the ritornelli of those songs after Krieger’s early death.

The music

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim (c. 1635/40–82): Musicalische Taffel-Bedienung: Sonata Prima

Adam Krieger (1634–66): Das sechste Zehn: Aria 3: ‘Wer lieben kann, der nehm’ es an’

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim: Musicalische Taffel-Bedienung: Sonata Secunda

Adam Krieger: Das sechste Zehn. Aria 1: ‘Der Liebe Neid erweckt sein Leid’

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim: Sonata in E minor for two violins und basso continuo

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim: Musicalische Taffel-Bedienung: Sonata Tertia

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim: Musicalische Taffel-Bedienung: Sonata Quarta

Adam Krieger: Das sechste Zehn. Aria 5: ‘Aurora und Stell’ erscheinen schnell’

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim: Musicalische Taffel-Bedienung: Sonata Quinta

Adam Krieger: Das fünfte Zehn. Aria 10: ‘Wer froh will sein, liebt Bier und Wein’

Johann Wilhelm Furchheim: Musicalische Taffel-Bedienung: Sonata Sexta:

The musicians

Tobia Hunger tenor

Ensemble Fürstenmusik:
Anne Schumann violin
Anette Sichelschmidt violin
Klaus Voigt viola
Andreas Pilger viola
Felix Görg cello
Andrea Baur theorbo
Sebastian Knebel harpsichord / spinet

Presentation

The CD is held in a digipack with a 32-page booklet of texts illustrated with photographs.

Manfred Fechner writes on the music, the texts of the songs are provided, and there are notes on the musicians and on the recording venue of Schloss Weesenstein. The main texts are given in German and English.