La Gioia Armonica  

  The ensemble LA GIOIA ARMONICA was founded by Austrian dulcimer-player Margit Übellacker and German organist and singer Jürgen Banholzer. One of the ensemble's objectives is to explore the baroque repertoire for dulcimer, in particular in connection with the legendary pantaleon. The size of the group varies from dulcimer-organ duet to large chamber-music settings. Th e musicians are all specialised in historically-informed performance practices, and combine broad experience drawn from their involvement in various international ensembles. La Gioia Armonica's debut CD – Cantate, Sonate ed Arie, dedicated to music of Antonio Caldara – was also released by Ramée, and gained various awards, among which the Pizzicato Supersonic Award, Goldberg 5 Stars, and the Prelude Classical Award 2006 for best debut CD. Since then, the ensemble has been invited to perform in Germany and abroad, including at the Halle Händelfestspiele, the Dordrecht Bach Festival, the Middle-Germany Heinrich Schütz Days, the Bottrop Organ Plus Festival, and the Bad Homburg Fugato organ festival.

Portus Felicitatis

Johann Georg Reutter
Portus Felicitatis

Motets and Arias

La Gioia Armonica
Monika Mauch, soprano
Stanislava Jirků, alto


Catalogue No.: RAM 1302
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Antonio Caldara, Cantate, Sonate ed Arie

Antonio Caldara
Cantate, Sonate ed Arie

Music for the Pantaleon

La Gioia Armonica
Jürgen Banholzer, alto and direction

Pizzicato, Supersonic

Catalogue No.: RAM 0405    >>BUY THIS CD

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