Oktoberfest

Early Music of Germany

October 12 – 14, 2018
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$42

Autumn brings a flavorful array of festive music from the German-speaking lands, featuring colorful songs by 14th-century Tyrolean knight, adventurer, poet, and musician Oswald von Wolkenstein, along with quirky instrumental pieces from the 15th-century Glogauer Liederbuch. Later music by Heinrich Isaac and Ludwig Senfl reflects the opulent court of the Emperor Maximilian I in early 16th-century Vienna. With strings, winds, and tenor Mark Bleeke.

Program:

Songs by Oswald von Wolkenstein (c. 1376-1445): Wach auff, mein hort! Frölichen so well wir Ain graserin Zergangen ist meins hertzen we Her wiert, uns dürstest Frölich geschrai

Consort arrangements of music from the Glogauer Liederbuch (c. 1480): Mein schönstes lib auf erden In feuers hitz Der natter schwanz Der ratten schwanz Die katzenpfote Der pfauen schwanz Du lenze gut Der enterpriz Ich bins erfreut

Vocal and instrumental music by Heinrich Isaac (c. 1450-1517): Maudit soyt La la ho ho Es het ein Baur ein Töchterlein La mi la sol Ich stund an einem Morgen Zwischen Berg und tiefem Tal Mein Freud allein Tart ara Greiner, zancker, schnöpfitzer

Vocal and instrumental music by Ludwig Senfl (c. 1486-1543): Tandernaken Ach Elslein Wann ich des Morgens Es taget vor dem Walde Lamentatio Freundliches K. Das lang Ich weiss nit

This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanties, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.