Les Passions de l'Ame
Swiss early music group Les Passions de l'Ame performs chamber and ensemble works from the 17th century, including Austrian Baroque music by Schmelzer and 'spiced-up' Biber.
Austrian baroque music by Schmelzer and Biber 'spiced up' by Les Passions de l'Ame directed by Meret Luthl
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Ballet - Die Fechtschule (The Fencing Academy)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Partita no.6 (from 'Harmonia Artificiosa-Ariosa')
Schmelzer: Sonata - Die Turkenschlacht bei Wien (The Battle against the Turks at Vienna)
Dazzling chamber and ensemble works from a golden period in the 17th century, enlivened in these performances with the exotic sounds of dulcimer, tamburello and eastern percussion instruments.