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Vermeer and Music

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 30 June 2013

The National Gallery's exhibition of paintings by Vermeer and his Dutch 17th-century contemporaries - every one of which depicts musicmaking of one kind or another - opened earlier this week. Lucie Skeaping takes a tour of the exhibition with curator Marjorie E. Wieseman, and chooses music to go with it, including works by Sweelinck, Van Eyck and Johann Schop.

Music Played

16 items
  • Image for Francesco Corbetta

    Francesco Corbetta Sarabande La Victoire (excerpt)

    Performer: William Carter (guitar)

    Painting – Jan Vermeer: The Guitar Player, Linn CKD 185

  • Image for Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Mein junges Leben hat ein Endt

    Performer: Siegbert Rampe (clavichord)

    Painting - Gerrit Dou: A Woman playing a Clavichord, Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 341 12

  • Image for Nicolaus a Kempis

    Nicolaus a Kempis Sinfonia in D major

    Performers: Newberry Consort

    Paintings - Jacob van Velsen: A Musical Party; Jan Olis: A Musical Party, Harmonia Mundi HMU907123

  • Image for Joachim Van Den Hove

    Joachim Van Den Hove Fantasia resonans

    Performer: Paul O’Dette (lute)

    Painting – Hendrick ter Brugghen: A man playing a lute, Harmonia Mundi HMU907123

  • Image for Constantijn Huygens

    Constantijn Huygens Morte dolce; Caccia amorosa

    Performers: Julia Gooding (soprano), Christopher Wilson (theorbo)

    Painting – Thomas de Keyser: Portrait of Constantijn Huygens and his (?) Clerk, Metronome METCD1051

  • Image for Jacob van Eyck

    Jacob van Eyck Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght

    Performer: Erik Bosgraaf (recorder)

    Painting – Carel Fabritius: A View of Delft, with a Musical Instrument Seller’s Stall, Brilliant Classics 93391

  • Image for Johann Schop

    Johann Schop Lachrymae Pavan

    Performers: Annegret Siedel (violin), Hubert Hoffmann (theorbo)

    Painting – Jan Treck: Vanitas Still Life, Musicaphon M56830

  • Image for Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Ich voer al over Rhijn

    Performer: Ton Koopman (virginals)

    Painting – Jan Vermeer: A Young Woman standing at a Virginal; A Young Woman seated at a Virginal, Philips 468 417-2

  • Image for Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Mein junges Leben hat ein Endt

  • Image for Nicolaus a Kempis

    Nicolaus a Kempis Sinfonia in D major

  • Image for Joachim Van Den Hove

    Joachim Van Den Hove Fantasia resonans

  • Image for Constantijn Huygens

    Constantijn Huygens Morte dolce

  • Image for Constantijn Huygens

    Constantijn Huygens Caccia amorosa

  • Image for Jacob van Eyck

    Jacob van Eyck Doen Daphne d'over schoone Maeght

  • Image for Johann Schop

    Johann Schop Lachrymae Pavan

  • Image for Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Ich voer al over Rhijn

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