Camerata Trajectina

The Peace of Utrecht / De Vrede van Utrecht

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525525603
Catnr: GLO 5256
Release date: 08 July 2013
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Globe
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8711525525603
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GLO 5256
Release date
08 July 2013

"A beautiful documentation that shows the importance of the peace treaty of Utrecht."

Platomania, 07-6-2013
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Camerata Trajectina heeft verrassend veel muziek gevonden die is gemaakt voor de Vrede van Utrecht en de Spaanse Successieoorlog die daaraan vooraf ging: uitgelaten triomfliederen en vrolijke dansen naar aanleiding van voorspoedig verlopen belegeringen, veld- en zeeslagen, opgewekte marsen voor succesvolle veldheren, kortom blijmoedige barokmuziek gepresenteerd in een aangename afwisseling van stemmen en instrumenten.

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Camerata Trajectina
The ensemble Camerata Trajectina (Utrecht Musical Company, founded 1974) has made a name for itself through its continuing dedication to Dutch music from the middle ages through the 17th century. The core of the ensemble consists of Hieke Meppelink (soprano), Nico van der Meel (tenor), Saskia Coolen (recorder), Erik Beijer (gamba) and Louis Peter Grijp (lute and cittern), joined as needed by other musicians.
Artistic director Louis Peter Grijp conducts research into music of the Netherlands at the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam, where he has set up an enormous Dutch Song Database. He is also professor of Dutch song culture at Utrecht University. His programs are built primarily on literary or political and religious themes and figures. Camerata Trajectina has participated in many national commemorations, from the Union of Utrecht (1979) to John Calvin (2009). Another of the group’s interests is the connection between music and art, including Jan Steen (1996, Amsterdam Rijksmuseum), Frans Hals (2004, Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem), and Hieronymus Bosch (2009, The Seven Sins of Hieronymus Bosch, with poet Gerrit Komrij). The group also pays special attention to Dutch musical theater from the Golden Age, such as the first Dutch opera Bacchus, Ceres, & Venus by Johan Schenck (performed in 2006), Jan Starter’s sung farce Lijsje Flepkous (2007), and Hacquart’s semi-opera De Triomferende Min (The Triumphs of Love, 2012).
With The Peace of Utrecht, Camerata Trajectina has closed the circle. The ensemble began its career with political songs from the Eighty Years’ War (1568 onwards), contributed to the national commemoration of the Peace of Münster (1648) and staged The Triumphs of Love, which was written for the Peace of Nijmegen (1678). That concord marked the end of the Dutch War of the young Louis XIV, whose expansionism was truly curbed only with the Peace of Utrecht. And thus Camerata Trajectina has now illuminated, from a musical perspective, the rise, the bloom, and the fall of the Dutch Golden Age.
Camerata Trajectina has given hundreds of concerts in the Netherlands (including many in the Early Music Festival Utrecht) and in Flanders; in most of the other countries in Europe, in the US and Canada, Mexico, the Middle East, Indonesia, Ghana, and Morocco. By now they have made more than 25 CDs, most on the Globe label.

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A beautiful documentation that shows the importance of the peace treaty of Utrecht.
Platomania, 07-6-2013

The thirty-four short pieces performed by Cameratia Trajectina sounds lively and the Dutch is always intelligible.
Tijdschrift oude muziek, 03-3-2013

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