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Echo du Danube: '...always a bit of madness'

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given as part of the Summer Festival of Early Music in Prague by the Austrian based ensemble Echo du Danube. Their concert programme journeyed across Europe exploring the origins of La Folia - one of the oldest themes to be found in European music.

1 hour

Music Played

  • John Dowland

    Fortune my Foe

    Performers: Echo Du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Anon.

    Faronells Ground

    Performers: Echo Du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Giovanni Battista Vitali

    Capriccio

    Performers: Echo Du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Dario Castello

    Sonata seconda, from 'Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro secondo'

    Performers: Echo Du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Andrea Falconiero

    Suave Melodia, from 'Il primo libro di canzone, sinfonie, fantasie'

    Performer: Christian Zincke (bass viol)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger

    Toccata

    Performer: Michael Ducker (lute)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Santiago de Murcia

    Fandango/Folia italiana, from 'Códice Saldívar N. 4'

    Performers: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Bernardo Storace

    Ciaccona, from 'Selva di varie compositioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo'

    Performers: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz

    Gallardas, from 'Luz y norte musical'

    Performer: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Luis de Milán

    Fantasia, from 'Libro de musica de vihuela de mano intitulado El maestro'

    Performer: Johanna Seitz (harp)

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Diego Ortiz

    Recercada folia, from 'Trattado de glosas'

    Performer: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Vicente Adán

    Fandango para Salterio solo

    Performers: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz

    Espagnoletas, from 'Luz y norte musical'

    Performers: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.
  • Diego Fernandez de Huete

    Tarantella, from 'Compendio numeroso de zifras armónicas'

    Performers: Echo du Danube

    • BBC RECORDING.

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