How is it that I never heard of Petr Wagner, the Czech viol player in this video? This is the best concert I’ve seen online in a very long time.
Gottfried Finger (c1660-1730) was a Moravian composer and viol player from Olomouc, in the present-day Czech Republic. He secured a gig in the court of James II of England, where his first name became “Godfrey.” Around the time that James was overthrown in the Revolution of 1688, Mr. Finger set out on his own as a composer of operas. He died in Mannheim, Germany.
For more Petr Wagner:
- YouTube channel: petrwagnerviol
- Home page: petrwagner.com
- Article from the blog Prague Culture
- Petr Wagner page at ERP Music (Estonia) with MP3 samples