• CHR77401 Katalognummer
  • 4010072774019 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2016 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Ecco la musica

Medvirkende
Sämann, Gerlinde | Wessel, Kai | Kaleschke, Johannes | Friedrich, Wolf Matthias

Komponist
Nicolai, Johann Michael

Sporliste

Nicolai, Johann Michael: Musik am Stuttgarter Hof:

Sei nun wieder zufrieden meine Seele
Alemand Courant Gigue à 2 viol da gamba et basso
Sonata IV à 2 Violini è Trombone
Hilf Jesu, hilf du treuer Gott
Sonata à 2 - Violino et Trombon
Sonata XII à 2 Violini è Violone
Laudate Dominum
Sonata à 2 - Viol da gamba et Basso (attr.)
Aria 9 à 3
Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich
Aria 10 à 3
Sonata CV à 3
Aria 6 à 3
Blöder Mensch, was fürchst du dich

Produktbeskrivelse

After the Thirty Years’ War and a plague epidemic which had left the state of Württemberg in a disastrous condition (in 1648, Stuttgart only had 5000 inhabitants with just 600 men!), reconstruction began during the second half of the 17th century. Following the resumption of courtly life in Stuttgart, the double bass player Johann Michael Nicolai entered into the service of the Duke Eberhard III in the court ensemble in 1655. He remained in this post up to his death in 1685 and appears to have undertaken the tasks of Kapelmeister in Stuttgart in his later years.

Not much is known about his biography and many of his works have been lost. A few compositions were however included in significant collections of his time which suggests that Nicolai’s works were also greatly valued by his contemporaries at other courts. His oeuvre contains instrumental music for performance at court and sacred vocal music primarily intended for church services at the Stiftskirche in Stuttgart. Following intensive research, the ensemble ecco la musica has compiled a magnificent selection of Nicolai’s existing compositions and these precious works from the Stuttgart court are presented here in public for the very first time – all the works on this CD are world recording premieres!

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