The Viennese School: Music from the Court of Maximilian I

March 04 – 06, 2022
St. Mark's Church and on-demand
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In March, Folger Consort traces the origins of Vienna’s musical legacy with music from the earliest “Viennese School” – the assembly of composers Paul Hofhaimer, Heinrich Isaac, and Ludwig Senfl at the court of Emperor Maximilian I around the year 1500. Although separated by centuries, connections between this school and the later Viennese schools abound, as in the continuation of the Lied tradition by Franz Schubert and, most strikingly, in the sparkling music of Anton Webern, who of all the later composers examined his Viennese musical heritage back to the 1500s most closely. These later Viennese works are performed in new arrangements for the Consort’s early instruments by composer David Froom, and the concert will also include the world premiere of Froom’s setting of “Lament of the City” by the poet Sue Standing. With tenor and Renaissance strings and winds.   

Join Folger Consort Artistic Director Robert Eisenstein for a related Early Music Seminar on Wednesday, March 2, at 6:00pm. Access to the Early Music Seminar is free for Folger Consort subscribers.