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La Gioia Armonica & Jurgen Banholzer – Reutter: Portus Felicitatis (Motets & Arias for the Pantaleon) (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

La Gioia Armonica & Jürgen Banholzer – Reutter: Portus Felicitatis (Motets & Arias for the Pantaleon) (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:09:28 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © Ramée

Today almost entirely forgotten, Reutter has been the most successful composer of opera in Vienna during the 1730s, and the single and most influential composer of church music in Vienna for three decades, enjoying the estimation of both Charles VI and Maria Theresia. The son of a court organist and music director at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Reutter studied with Antonio Caldara and, having returned from a period of study in Italy, was nominated imperial court composer in Vienna in 1730. He became first director of music at St. Stephen’s im 1738, second Hofkapellmeister in 1747 and first Hofkapellmeister in 1769. His influential position in the musical life of Vienna led to conflicts with Durazzo and Gluck which escalated in 1761. Reutter is one of the few composers who composed for the Pantaleon (salterio). As Caldara had done before him, Reutter used the pantaleon as an obbligato instrument in several arias of his operas and oratorios. Our programme features four arias for obligato salterio. With this album La Gioia Armonica will continue the endeavours of its first album for RAMÉE, dedicated to original compositions for the pantaleon by Antonio Caldara (RAM0405).

„… interpreted with what one may call‚ heavenly perfection’. … this is the sound of classical music as pure as it can get …“ (The Jordan Times)

„… a delightful range of charming colours and intriguing textural effects …“ (Early Music)

„… brilliant interpretation …“ (Goldberg)

Johann Georg Reutter (1708-1772)
01. Venga l’età vetusta – Monika Mauch
02. Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt – Monika Mauch
03. Pizzicato – La Gioia Armonica
04. Dura legge a chi t’adora – Monika Mauch
05. Allegro – La Gioia Armonica
06. Hodie in ecclesia sanctorum – Stanislava Jirku, La Gioia Armonica, Jürgen Banholzer
07. Wenceslaum sanctissimum – Monika Mauch, Stanislava Jirku, La Gioia Armonica, Jürgen Banholzer
08. Del pari infeconda – Monika Mauch
09. Surrexit pastor bonus – Stanislava Jirku
10. Deus Pater paraclytus – Monika Mauch, Stanislava Jirku, La Gioia Armonica, Jürgen Banholzer
11. Soletto al mio caro – Monika Mauch

Monika Mauch, soprano
Stanislava Jirků, alto
La Gioia Armonica:
Meret Lüthi, violin
Sabine Stoffer, violin
Lucile Chionchini, viola
Felix Knecht, cello
Armin Bereuter, violone
Margit Übellacker, dulcimer
Michael Freimuth, archlute, theorbo
Jürgen Banholzer, organ, direction


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