Saturday, 17 June 2017

MUSIC SATURDAY - JOHANN VIERDANCK

“Musicians own music because music owns them.” - Virgil Thomson 

Johann Vierdanck (also: Virdanck, Vyrdanck, Feyertagk, Feyerdank, Fierdanck; ca. 1605–1646) was a German violinist, cornettist, and composer of the Baroque period. Vierdanck was born near Dresden. In 1615 he joined the court chapel of Dresden, where he became a student of Heinrich Schütz and of William Brade. His instrumental works were influenced by the Italian violinist Carlo Farina, also active in the Dresden court.

After visits to Copenhagen and Lübeck, Vierdanck occupied the post of organist in Stralsund from 1635 until his death. He was buried in Stralsund on 1 April 1646.The group Parnassi Musici has recorded several of his instrumental works, from his 1641 publication, for the CD label Classic Produktion Osnabrück.

Here are some of his chamber works performed by the group Parnassi Musici.
1. Canzona in C (No. 21) [04:30]
2. Capriccio in d minor (No. 11) [00:49]
3. Capriccio in a minor (No. 17) [04:11]
4. Capriccio in a minor (No. 2) [01:33]
5. Canzona in G (No. 23) [03:32]
6. Capriccio in a minor (No. 8) [02:26]
7. Passamezzo in a minor (No. 15) [07:23]
8. La sua Gagliarda in a minor (No. 16) [01:54]
9. Capriccio in d minor (No. 3) [02:45]
10. Capriccio in a minor (No. 20) [04:41]
11. Capriccio in d minor (No. 10) [01:50]
12. Capriccio in d minor (No. 18) [03:27]
13. Sonata in d minor (No. 4) [04:11]
14. Canzona in g minor (No. 22) [03:34]
15. Capriccio in d minor (No. 9) [01:01]
16. Capriccio in g minor (No. 19) [03:35]
17. Capriccio in d minor (No. 1) [01:34]
18. Canzona in a minor (No. 24) [05:45]
19. Capriccio in a minor (No. 7) [01:12]
20. Capriccio ‘auff Quodlibethische Art’ in C (No. 25) [06:20]

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