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Johann Jakob Walther (1650-1704): Hortulus Chelicus / Sean Yung-Hsiang Wang, baroque violin; Matthew Dirst, harpsichord; Barrett Sills, baroque cello

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>Walther, Johann Jakob : Hortulus Chelicus
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Little is known about the life of German violinist and composer Johann Jakob Walther. It is said that he was a violinist in the orchestra of Cosimo III from 1670 to 1674, and afterwards was concertmaster at the court of Dresden. Forty of Walther's compositions are extant, and are contained in two volumes: Scherzi da Violino solo con il basso continuo, published in 1676, and Hortulus chelicus, published in 1688. This release features his Hortulus Chelicus, which scholars believe was composed between 1650 and 1688. In this collection, Walther wrote at a new, higher technical playing level for the violin. The musicians featured on this recording perform on period instruments- Baroque violin, harpsichord, and Baroque cello.

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Recording information: Moores Opera House, University of Houston (01/2012/06/2012); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas (01/2012/06/2012); Moores Opera House, University of Houston (05/2013); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas (05/2013).



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>Walther, Johann Jakob : Hortulus Chelicus
  • Performers: Matthew Dirst (Harpsichord); Matthew Dirst (Organ)
  • Notes: Moores Opera House, University of Houston (01/2012/06/2012); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas (01/2012/06/2012); Moores Opera House, University of Houston (05/2013); Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas (05/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1688