Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Prince Hans-Adam Celebrates the Music of Josef Triebensee

Last Wednesday, Prince Hans-Adam II was in Vienna to see the unveiling, so to speak, of a new double-CD that celebrates works by composer Josef Triebensee who flourished in the late 18th century and the early 19th century. Triebensee fulfilled the role of Kapellmeister for the princely family, and during that time he composed a number of pieces, including "Eine kleine Kantate in zwey Abtheilungen" ("Jägerfreude") in 1798, for Prince Alois I. The prince was a keen supporter of musical advances and encouraged the arrangement and adaptation of numerous works, ranging from instrumental pieces to opera, for the permanent music group he brought to Liechtenstein's court.

The music on the recording, which is entitled "Fürstlich-Liechtensteinische Harmoniemusik", is also performed on original instruments.

A little more information about the event at Vaterland.

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