Antoinette Lohmann

Der habile Violiste

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Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525527409
Catnr: GLO 5274
Release date: 28 August 2020
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Globe
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8711525527409
Catalogue number
GLO 5274
Release date
28 August 2020

"7/10 Violinist Antoinette Lohmann takes care of a few pieces of this Fischer's legacy."

Luister, 15-10-2021
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Each new album by Antoinette Lohmann and her ensemble Furor Musicus charts unknown territories, and this one, with repertoire by the German composer Johann Fischer (1646-1716/17) is no exception. Intrigued by the 17th century distinction between educated violinists and self-taught fiddlers, Antoinette has once again found a composer who provides music in both styles. For the occasion even an alternative ensemble Furor Agraricus was formed, employing such rustic instruments as Bumbass and clogfiddle. The album title Der habile Violiste (the skilled violinist) refers to the subtitle of one of Fischer's most witty compositions, in which he forces the soloist to change between three different instruments (violino piccolo, violin and viola), all in in different tunings (scordatura) so quickly that the player is bound for trouble...
Jedes neue Album von Antoinette Lohmann und ihrem Ensemble Furor Musicus betritt unbekanntes Terrain, und dieses mit dem Repertoire des deutschen Komponisten Johann Fischer (1646-1716/17) bildet da keine Ausnahme. Fasziniert von der Unterscheidung des 17. Jahrhunderts zwischen ausgebildeten und autodidaktischen Geigern, hat Antoinette Lohmann wieder einen Komponisten gefunden, der Musik in beiden Stilrichtungen bietet. Zu diesem Anlass wurde sogar ein alternatives Ensemble Furor Agraricus gegründet, das so rustikale Instrumente wie Bumbass und Clogfiddle einsetzt. Der Albumtitel "Der habile Violiste" bezieht sich auf den Untertitel einer von Fischers geistreichsten Kompositionen, in der er den Solisten zwingt, zwischen drei verschiedenen Instrumenten (Violine Piccolo, Violine und Viola) zu wechseln, alle in unterschiedlichen Stimmungen (Skordatur), und zwar so schnell, dass der Spieler in Schwierigkeiten gerät...

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ANTOINETTE LOHMANN (AMSTERDAM, 1969) studied violin, viola and historical violin at the Amsterdam Conservatory. Antoinette has been active in a variety of musical areas, including Argentinian tango, salon music, folk music and contemporary music. She has performed and recorded with many orchestras and ensembles over the years. Currently her repertoire extends from the early 17th to the 21st century, always performed from a historically informed perspective. She has a special interest in unusual instruments such as the viola d’amore, the tenor violin, the violino piccolo and the viola pomposa. She is also a keen performer of contemporary compositions for historical instruments. Her main focus is on reviving forgotten chamber music, with special emphasis on Dutch repertoire. She has recorded chamber music by Joseph Martin Kraus, Margarethe Danzi, Franz Danzi, Franz Krommer, Belle van Zuylen and Dutch and German music of the early baroque. Antoinette teaches historical violin and viola as a principal study at the HKU Utrecht Conservatorium and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She is also the principal teacher of the Historical Performance department in Utrecht. Antoinette recorded these works on a late 17th-century violin by Egidius Snoeck (Brussels), which is still in its original baroque set-up, using four pure gut strings.

FUROR MUSICUS was founded by Antoinette in 2008. The group has released several recordings: transcriptions of works by J.S. Bach, among them Antoinette’s reconstruction of a J.S. Bach viola concerto; the violin sonatas opus 1 & 2 by the Dutch baroque composer Jacob Nozeman; and the critically acclaimed Phantasia Musica album (2017), featuring previously unknown 17th-century repertoire. Phantasia Musica scored a 10 with distinction in the Dutch classical music magazine Luister, 5 stars in the Dutch daily de Volkskrant and an A in the Italian magazine Amadeus. The ensemble is primarily devoted to performing and recording little-known 17th- and 18th-century repertoire on period instruments and carrying out the necessary historical research. The performers wish to guard against simply going with the flow of traditions that have developed over the past decades within the historically informed performance movement. There is still so much fantastic repertoire that has been unjustly neglected and never performed, and they view it as an important challenge to immerse themselves in previously unheard repertoire and to avoid being influenced by other performances. The name Furor Musicus derives from the term Furor Poeticus, a Latin expression often used to refer to poetic inspiration in ancient Greek and Roman literature. The word ‘furor’ refers to a state of intense excitement, in some cases even bordering on madness. The term Furor Poeticus refers to the capacity to be inspired and inspire others. Poetic inspiration is often described as a state in which the poet is the passive and unconscious mouthpiece of a higher power, but in fact, there was an equal emphasis on craft and inspiration throughout antiquity. It was the same with music of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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7/10 Violinist Antoinette Lohmann takes care of a few pieces of this Fischer's legacy.
Luister, 15-10-2021

Ensemble Furor Musician focuses on Johann Fischer's peasant baroque ★★★
De Volkskrant, 03-9-2020

The Dutch Baroque violinist Antoinette Lohmann retrieved the illustrious master from oblivion and frolics like an accomplished fiddler through Fischer's elegant tunes at the intersection between art and folk.
De Standaard, 02-9-2020

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