When Amor’s arrows hit and the Muse plays the heart like a string instrument one simply has to sing – hence the great need for love songs throughout the centuries. Pleasant pastimes in the shape of countless songbooks with titles such as »Elbian Lust of the Muses« bare witness to this fact as do John Danyel’s highly artificial creations. Swiss baritone Äneas Humm is renowned for his infallible sense of style, his fantastic stage presence and an astonishing musical maturity for a 23-year-old: the world is going to listen to this voice! And the lute, this trusted accompanist for songs goes strong as virtuosic and diverse soloist when being played by Joachim Held.
Äneas Humm, baritone
Joachim Held, lute, theorbo & baroque lute
Lieder and songs by John Danyel, Giulio Caccini, John Dowland, Constantin Christian Dedekind, Andreas Hammerschmidt et al. | lute music by Nicholas Vallet, Alessandro Piccinini & Johann Georg Weichenberger