Genevieve Lacey - Line Drawings: Music of Jacob van Eyck (CD ALBUM)
'Jacob's been a friend for decades. Almost as long as I've been playing the recorder, I've been playing Jacob's music. Perhaps because I first met and loved him when I was little, his voice feels like my instrument's mother tongue. Jacob's simple melodieswere so sweet for my young fingers. In adolescence, his music expressed things I couldn't, yet meant with all my being. Jacobwas there in my learning-my-craft years, his music urging me through the long, solitary practice tunnel. Nowadays I'm discovering expressive sides of him I didn't recogniseearlier ... He died centuries ago, but he's shaped me.'
Australian recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey returns to the music of Dutch composer Jacob van Eyck in a new album on ABC Classics.
Born blind at the end of the sixteenth century, Van Eyck came to be hailed as 'the Orpheus of Utrecht' in his lifetime and isnow regarded as one of the most significant musicians of his generation. He is best remembered, however, for his collection of works for solo soprano recorder 'Der FluytenLust-hof' (The Flute's Pleasure Garden) –a collection of over 140 melodies and variations, with themes sourced from popular folk songs, psalms and memorable tunes of the time. Van Eyck was famously given a pay rise to wander through Janskerkhofpublic gardens in the evenings, to entertain passers-by on 'his little flute' (as the recorder was then called). Line Drawingscompiles some of Genevieve Lacey's favouriteworks from this collection.
The album cover and booklet feature stunning drawings by Brook Andrew, inspired by Van Eyck's music.
JACOB VAN EYCK (c.1590–1657)
1. Engels Nachtegaeltje
4. Fantasia & Echo
6. Derde, DoenDaphne d'over
9. Gabrielle Maditelle
11. Wat zalmenop den Avonddoen
|Release Date||10 Nov 2017|
|Title||Line Drawings: Music of Jacob van Eyck|