Markus Miesenberger, Ars Antiqua Austria & Gunar Letzbor - Speer: Liebesabenteuer
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 51:41 min | 248 MB
Label: Pan Classics | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
In the year 1688, when the 52-year-old Georg Daniel Speer, son of a reputed peltmonger family of Breslau, had his Musicalisch-Türckischer Eulen-Spiegel published in Ulm, he was an organist and assistant teacher in South Germany and already had an eventful life behind him. At the age of 18, he sets off on his way through the Carpathian Mountains to Spisz (located in the north-east of present-day Slovakia). Throughout the following years, he works as a mercenary for various armies, once as an army drummer, then as a bugler in the war of Hungary against the Turks. Finally, he reaches Constantinople in the company of a “high-born lord”.