Three Austrian Musketeers: Aufschnaiter, Muffat & Mayr

December 7, 2022, 10:00 pm

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Ars Antiqua Austria (Photo: Brendon Heinst)

Austrian music of the baroque era was strongly influenced by the contemporary music of Italy, France, Spain, and Hungary, as well as the music of the Slavic lands. On this edition of Baroque&Before, you’ll hear those influences in distinctly Austrian works by Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter, Georg Muffat, and Rupert Ignaz Mayr, performed by the period instrument ensemble Ars Antiqua Austria.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert July 2, 2021 at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’ll be able to offer tonight’s program as a stream for thirty days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.


Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter (1665-1742)
Concors discordia, op. 2:
“Serenade No.1 in G”
– Ciaccona; Ballo; Menuet; Bourée; Gigue

Georg Muffat (1653-1704)
Apparatus Musico-organisticus

Rupert Ignaz Mayr (1646-1712)
Pythagorisches Schmids-Fünklein
“Suite in D”
– Aria; Allemande; Courante; Aria; Sarabande; Fugue

Georg Muffat
Violin Sonata in D
-Adagio;Allegro; Adagio; Allegro; Adagio

Rupert Ignaz Mayr
Pythagorisches Schmids-Fünklein
“Suite in d minor”
– Ouverture; Allemande; Courante; Gavotte; Sarabande; Gigue

Georg Muffat
Florilegium Primum
“Blanditae” (Suite No. 6)
– Ouverture; Sarabande; Bourée; Chcaonne; Gigue; Menuet; Echo

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Le Triomphe de l’amour, LW 59
“Prélude pour le nuit”

Ars Antique Austria:
Gunar Letzbor: baroque violin and conductor
Nina Pohn: baroque violin
Markus Miesenberger: viola
Peter Trefflinger: cello
Magdalena Hasibeder: organ, harpsichord
Hubert Hoffmann, theorbo