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Ars Antiqua Austria

Ars Antiqua Austria

Ars Antiqua Austria was founded in Linz in 1995 with the aim of introducing audiences to the roots of specifically Austrian baroque music played on period-instruments.The core of Ars Antiqua Austria comprises 8 musicians directed by Gunar Letzbor. The ensemble is readily augmented to accommodate a still wider repertoire.

The music performed at the imperial court in Vienna at the Baroque shows the strong influence of Italy and later of French forms, while Spanish court ceremonials also shape the character of the works. Elements of Slav and Hungarian folk music mingle with alpine sounds and can be heard in the art music of the period.

The Austrian sound also reflects the temperament and character of the Austrians of that period - a unifying element in the melting-pot of many different cultures: the joie de vivre of the South, Slav melancholy, French formality, Spanish pomp and the Alpine character of the German-speaking regions. This fusion of court- with folk music and a strong element of dance music form the typical Austrian sound.

 

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Sacri Concentus - Antiphone (1681)

Sacri Concentus - Antiphone (1681)

Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Rupert Ignaz Mayr
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Psalms from Sacri Concentus 1681

Psalms from Sacri Concentus 1681

Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Rupert Ignaz Mayr
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The Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Stanislav Gorkovenko, Antonio Vivaldi
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Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes

Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes

Ars Antiqua Austria / Gunar Letzbor

Franz von Biber
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