The Dew Gatherers
Playing its own arrangements and realisations of the songs and arias of Johann Philipp Krieger, the Cole, Heymink and Brewer trio (voice, harpsichord & bassoon) has created a ground-breaking, unique and original recording. Krieger (1649-1725) is one of the important forerunners of Bach and Handel.
Krieger wrote some of the most exquisite and reflective melodies, and his works offer a great variety of moods, tempi and textures. This innovative recording of Baroque music revisits history and brings it into the present, adopting also a kind of Biberesque approach (since Biber was Krieger’s exact contemporary and compatriot). You will consequently hear cows, bears, a sow and a hiccupping beer drinker among these tracks. Krieger’s songs are rarely heard and have been scantily recorded, yet they represent some of the jewels of Baroque vocal music.
Cole, Heymink and Brewer are a trio consisting of Amanda Cole (Mezzo Soprano), Neil Heymink (Basoon) and Janet Brewer (Harpsichord). Amanda Cole has performed to critical acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. Her recording of Portuguese Art Song (Ode Records) drew high praise from the Journal of Singing (USA) and the Camoes Institute of Portugal. As an orchestral musician, Neil Heymink has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Pops Orchestra, the Northern Rivers Symphony and Sinfonia of St. Andrews. As a chamber musician and soloist, he performs frequently around the Sunshine Coast and is a member of Pacific Chamber Players. Janet Brewer holds two Master’s degrees from Griffith University, one in Music Studies and the other in Piano Performance and Research. She was recently nominated for an Australia Day award for her services to music. Janet plays a 2009 Blackman harpsichord after Ioannes Ruckers (ca. 1637).
Amanda Cole has performed to critical acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. Her recording of Portuguese Art Song (Ode Records) drew high praise from the Journal of Singing (USA) and the Camoes Institute of Portugal.
- An den wilden Aeolus Johann Philipp Krieger
- An den Sonnengott Johann Philipp Krieger
- Verliebtes Weinen & Lachen Johann Philipp Krieger
- Die Geldheirat Johann Philipp Krieger
- Der Brummbär Johann Philipp Krieger
- Die Heißverliebte Johann Philipp Krieger
- Coridon in Glednöten Johann Philipp Krieger
- Die schlimmen Männer Johann Philipp Krieger
- Sommerfreuden Johann Philipp Krieger
- Liebespein Johann Philipp Krieger
- Ach, Pandrose Johann Philipp Krieger
- Die holde Nacht Johann Philipp Krieger
- Schmilz, hartes Herz! Johann Philipp Krieger
- Im Dunkeln is gut munkeln Johann Philipp Krieger
- Jägerlust Johann Philipp Krieger
- Ein Küßgen in Ehren Johann Philipp Krieger
- An die Einsamkeit Johann Philipp Krieger
- Behändigkeit ist keine Hexerei Johann Philipp Krieger
- Du unglückseliger Mogenstern Johann Philipp Krieger
- Die neue Bauernstube Johann Philipp Krieger
- Aira con 24 variazioni in B Johann Philipp Krieger
- Janet Brewer · harpsichord
- Amanda Cole · mezzo soprano · all except track 21
- Neil Heymink · bassoon · all except track 21
Johann Philipp Krieger (1649–1725) is one of the important forerunners of Bach and Handel. The oldest of twelve children, he is known by both given names so as to distinguish him from his brother Johann, also a composer of note. Krieger was trained in his native town of Nuremberg by teachers linked to important composers of the time, Froberger and Carissimi.
Where to buy
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- September 2017
- © 2017 Amanda Cole
- ℗ 2017 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 565
- EAN 9314574056525