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Anne Schumann, Viola d’amore

Anne Schumann: “While still a child, the viola d’amore had piqued my curiosity long before I knew what beautiful tones can be called forth from the gut strings of a Baroque violin. After being raised in a very musical household, I studied the modern violin at the state music conservatories in Weimar and Dresden.
The dream of one day playing the viola d’amore was no longer as strongly present at the time,
but re-emerged after I finished my studies. I was happy about my work as a member of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and, in addition to my work there, I intensively studied the range of tonal colors and new possibilities for articulation on my Baroque violin. Ultimately this music and especially the engaging manner in which it was interpreted would not let me go and I left the orchestra in order to have more free rein for my own ideas. Concert engagements in, among other countries, England and France as well as working with my ensemble in Leipzig, the Chursächsische Capelle Leipzig, fully occupy my days as a Baroque violinist.
My repertoire expanded very quickly to include works for the viola and, as I had always desired, for the viola d’amore.” Violist Klaus Voigt’s participation in courses given by Marianne Kubitschek inspired him to search for new works for viola d’amore and to more intensively explore performance of this repertoire. He began transcribing early manuscripts into modern notation. During this process he not only deciphered the tablature notation of composers but also devised new tablature notations for works in common notation which makes reading the music easier for the viola d’amore player. Klaus Voigt co-founded the Telemannisches Collegium Michaelstein and performs with a number of Baroque ensembles.


Music for Viola d’amore

Franz S. Schuchbauer, Johann P. Guzinger, Christian Pezold, Wilhelm Ganspeck

Anne Schumann, Viola d’amore - Klaus Voigt, Viola d’amore - Alison McGillivray, Violoncello - Petra Burmann, Theorbo/Baroque guitar - Sebastian Knebel, Harpsichord

GEN 10183 Katalog