Tu Felix Austria Nube

“Let others wage war: thou, happy Austria, marry.” The strategical wedding arrangements of the Habsburg family, especially of Maximilian I, enabled them to gain more power and political influence in Europe. Thus a cultural exchange and a fusion of the artistic and musical styles of the courts was made possible. This program presents music from composers who were either active or whose works were performed at the court of emperor Maximilian I and his spouses, such as Heinrich Isaac, Alexander Agricola, Ludwig Senfl, Jacob Obrecht, Josquin Desprez, Loyset Compère, and Antoine Brumel.