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A History of Early Music Travel

From Oswald von Wolkenstein via Dufay to Bach and John Bull, Catherine Bott explores the role travel has played in composers' lives throughout history.

Travel is such a common thing today, that one barely stops to think about the risks which it incurred before our modernised transport systems. But from Oswald von Wolkenstein to Dufay, from Bach to John Bull, composers throughout history risked life and limb to travel, for work, for study or simply for new experiences. In the second of this weekend's Early Music Shows dedicated to travel, Catherine Bott explores these early musical journeying pioneers.

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Sun 3 Jul 2011 13:00

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Music Played

  • Oswald von Wolkenstein

    Es fuegt sich

    Performers: David Fallis (tenor), The Toronto Consort

    • DORIAN.
    • DOR 93214.
  • Oswald von Wolkenstein

    Durch Barbarei, Arabia

    Performers: Andreas Scholl (baritone), Shield of Harmony

    • HMC 902051.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Adieu ces bons vins

    Performers: Orlando Consort

    • HMU 907314.
  • Guillaume Dufay

    Lamentatio Sanctae Matris Ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae (O tres piteulx Omnes amici)

    Performers: Early Music Consort of London, David Munrow (director)

    • VER 5612842.
  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

    Concerto grosso in D major

    Performers: Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Jean-Pierre Wallez (director)

    • EMI.
    • CDC 7471402.
  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

    Bist du bei mir (BWV.508)

    Performers: John Potter (tenor), Erin Headley (gamba), Stephen Stubbs (lute)

    • TELDEC.
    • 4509 911832.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu meine Freude (BWV.1105)

    Performer: Christopher Herrick (organ)

    • CDA 67215.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Magnificat noni toni (BuxWV.205)

    Performer: Christopher Herrick (organ)

    • CDA 67666.
  • John Bull

    Almighty God, which by the leading of a star

    Performers: Consortium, Gareth price (organ), Edward Barbieri (director)

    • DXL 853.