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Rosenberk Consort

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Rosenberk Consort set up in 1974 by František Pok, is an instrumental and vocal ensemble that specializes in interpretation of music from medieval and Renaissance periods. .

History of the ensamble[edit]

It takes on the tradition of the original Rosenberg Consort, which was actually active between 1552 and 1602 at the castles of Český Krumlov and later on Třeboň in Southern Bohemia. There it added greatly to the luster of powerful aristocratic court of the brothers Vilém and Peter Vok of Rosenberg.

All members of the mondern ensemble are musicians by profession who are active in ensembles in Prague (Radio Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, State Opera Prague, Karlin Music Theatre). The ensemble has been active for 27 years and has made several concert series around the Czech Republic as well as Europe. The ensemble has made recordings for several radio stations.

The instruments used by the Rosenberk Consort[edit]

The instruments are mostly modern replicas of historical originals and count some forty-odd pieces.

  • Recorders
  • Chalumeau
  • Bombards
  • Hurdy-gurdy
  • Fiddle
  • Tromba marina
  • Ala Bohemica
  • Scheitholt
  • Portative Organ
  • Gotic Harp
  • Crumhorns
  • Bladder pipes
  • Shawms
  • Various percussions
  • Gemshorns

Most of the instruments are made by the founder of the Rosenberk Consort Mr. Pok, the rest is made by specialized instrument makers.


  • Mario Mesany
  • Štěpán Kaniak
  • Pavel Polášek
  • Erika Reitschmiedová
  • Štěpán Mesany



  • Music in the reign of czech kings - Supraphon 1982
  • Gems of Renaissance Music - Supraphon 1989


  • Czech and moravian mediaval christmas carols - Faust Records 1995
  • Renaissance music at princely courts of europe - Supraphon 1996
  • Courtly Music of the Renaisance - Arta records 2004
  • Angelica Beltá - Arta records 2010

External links[edit]

Others articles of the Topic Hudba : Ivan Zelenka, Ondřej Brzobohatý

Category:Early music groups


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