Musical Delicacies

— Early Music Concert Series —

Harmonie des Anges

The lute in the music of Rajhrad abbey in the 18. century — Jan Čižmář, baroque lute.

Sunday 7 September 2014 18:00 — Chapter chapel of the Benedictine abbey, Klášter 1, CZ–66461 Rajhrad. Wheelchair accessible

Concert on occasion of MZK’s exhibition “Of love for arts and sciences. Lovers and benefactors of the arts and sciences in vestments.”


Anonym (cca. 1700)[Suite B dur]   (CZ–Bm A372)
Prelude adagio — Courante — Rondon — Men:[uette] — Trio — Sarab[ande] — Giuge — Passacaille
Anonym (cca. 1700)Harmonie des Anges á 3 lettres   (CZ–Bm A372)
Allemande — Cour[ante]Sarab[ande] — Menuette
Anonym (cca. 1700)La querelle Amour   (CZ–Bm A372)
Entre[e] — Courante — Aria
Johann Michael Kühnell (cca. 1670 – 1728)Concerto B dur   (CZ–Bm A372)
[Allegro] — Courent — Guige
Aureus Dix (1669 – 1719)[Suite g moll]   (CZ–Bm A372)
Allemanda — Couranto — Gavotte — Ballo — Menuet — Gig[ue]
Aureus Dix (1669 – 1719)[Suite A dur]   (CZ–Bm A372)
Harpegio — Aria — Rondeau — Menuet — Bourre — Menuet — Marche
Johann Georg Weichenberger (1676 – 1740)Suite g moll
Ouverture — Allemande — Courante — Menuet — Gigue
SMC Joseph I. (1678 – 1711)Aria

Jan Čižmář

Jan Čižmář is a versatile performer focusing on historical plucked instruments. He performs regularly in Europe, Asia and the USA with ensembles such as Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Capella Cracoviensis, and under conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Christopher Hogwood, Giovanni Antonini, Yannick Nézet–Séguin and Christina Pluhar. He appears also as soloist with of baroque and renaissance repertoire.

After graduation in guitar and musicology in his native Brno he studied at the Royal College of Music in London, where he began playing the lute in the class of Jakob Lindberg. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with the teachers Nigel North, Joachim Held, Mike Fentross and Christina Pluhar.

He was the founder and editor of the Czech guitar magazine Kytara and contributes regularly to other musical periodicals. He is also intensely involved with publishing and research activities in the field of early music.

Jan Čižmář taught lute and related instruments at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in Poland; currently he is teaching at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno and at the Academy of Ancient Music at Masaryk University in Brno. He regularly gives courses and masterclasses in Europe and overseas.


Thank you

We greatly appreciate the valuable collaboration with the Moravian Library, Brno.

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