We are the Early Music group La Rubina. After a long period of silence for us musicians, we are very excited to be recording our first CD with the music of Castello, Rosenmüller, Schütz, Schein and others. We would be enormously grateful for your support.
As an Early Music Ensemble from Leipzig, we have chosen exciting music which is connected to our city. All of the chosen German composers were inspired by the new Italian musical style with its origins in Venice. We would therefore like to present their work alongside the music of selected Venetian musicians. We have created a fascinating program in which we introduce expressive sonatas of Johann Rosenmüller, Dario Castello und Giovanni Picchi, and perform instrumental versions of vocal compositions from Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein and Alessandro Grandi.
What is the project goal and who is the project for?
With this recording, we would like to document rarely played music of the 17th century, like the sonatas of Dario Castello, Libro primo Sonate concertate in stil moderno and the Canzoni da sonar con ogni sorte d’istromenti of Giovanni Picchi. The striking instrumentation of cornetto, violin, dulcian, theorbo and organ, lends the music a very special colour, and should prove popular with any lovers of virtuoso instrumental music of the 17th century!
Why would you support this project?
If you are keen to support a new promising ensemble, it would be a significant contribution to our group and we hope to be able to play for you live on stage very soon!
How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded?
With your donation we will be able to cover part of the costs for the recording venue, the production, the mastering and the creation of the CD booklet. In addition, the recording will help our ensemble acquire new concerts.
Who are the people behind the project?
The five ensemble members are all internationally renowned musicians of the Early Music scene.
Claudia Mende - violine Friederike Otto - cornetto Nora Hansen - dulcian Christoph Sommer - lute Zita Mikijanska - organ/ harpsichord
You can find more information about the ensemble on our website: https://www.la-rubina.de