Southern Harmony: Music from the Courts of Stuttgart and Munich (1655-1755)

The Wittlesbacher Prince Electors in Bavaria and the Dukes in Wurtemberg were significant art and music patrons. The Ludwigsburg Palace outside Stuttgart and the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich are well-known pieces of their legacy. And the music at these courts was significant. While many of these musicians are less famous today, the music was no less splendid than the palaces where it was presented. In this course we will explore this rich musical heritage by looking closely at music by Johann Caspar Kerll, Agostino Stefanni, Johann Christop Pez, Giovanni Antonio Brescianello, and Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco.

  • Group Leader(s): ANDRUS MADSEN
  • Days: Wednesdays
  • Times: 10 a.m. - noon
  • Start Date: 10/16/2019
  • End Date: 11/20/2019
  • Sessions: 5
  • Exceptions: 10/23/2019
  • Venue: King's Chapel Parish House
  • Teaching Style: Seminar
  • Weekly Preparation: 0.5 - 1 hour
  • Biography:

    Andrus Madsen is an active performer on the organ, harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano. He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts and is the minister of music at Second Church in Newton. He is the founding director of Newton Baroque, and in March 2016 he gathered a group of musicians to mount an unusual period instrument performance of a Bruckner mass at Second Church. He did his doctoral studies in harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and along the way he picked up a master’s degree from the school.

  • Address: 64 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108