When: 30. 11. 2017 at 20:00

Ticket order:

Ticket price: 10 €

Festibus: Departure at 17:15 (Hala Tivoli) Price: 10 €

Continuum (DE):

Marie Luise Werneburg: soprano

Elina Albach: harpsichord





An intimate and beautiful concert, which allows quite new and promising impressions of some of the most popular composers from the baroque period, Johann Sebastian Bach and Henry Purcell.


Artists’ message to visitors


Our most preferred period as harpsichordist and singer is the baroque era. Though we are artists, who are living in the 21th century, but playing music of the 17 and 18th century, we have to find a connection between this beloved repertoire - the past - and the present: our audience. Presenting a collection of songs for voice and Basso Continuo in Brezice castle, we combine many of the above mentioned aspects, while using different room settings, include improvised transitions, etc. to create a unique and touching concert evening. 


About the project


Harpsichordist Elina Albach and her ensemble CONTINUUM with Soprano Marie Luise Werneburg are interested in presenting the repertoire  of the baroque, with all of its rich and diverse texts in a contemporary context. She is interested not only in the specific, immediate concert form, but rather in creating a contemporary repertoire using the potential of versatility found in period instruments

Continuum (DE)

CONTINUUM’s musical language moves in a sphere between old and new, between the 17th and 21st centuries, between knowledge and innovation, between vocal and instrumental music. A new and promising ensemble, CONTINUUM seeks out new concepts – without losing sight of the original material.

Concert programme

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Laudate Dominum (SV 287)


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)

Suite IV

Prelude / Almand / Corante / Saraband

iz / from: A choice Collection of Lessons for the Harpsichord, 1696


Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)

Cosi mi disprezzate

Aria di Passagaglia

iz / from: Primo libro d’arie musicali per cantarsi, Firenze 1630


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)


iz / from: A choice Collection of Lessons for the Harpsichord, 1696


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)

Music for a while

iz / from: Orpheus Britannicus, Z. 583


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)

Sweeter than roses (Z. 585)


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)

Ye gentle spirits of the air

iz / from: The fairy Queen (Z. 629)


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)

If music be the food of love




Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749)

Zu guter Nacht, ihr stolzen Türme und Paläste

Rezitativ / Aria / Rezitativ / Aria


Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)

Lamentation, faite sur la tres douloreuse mort de Sa Majeste Imperiale, Ferdinand le Troisiesme, et se joüe lentement avec discretion

(FbWV 633, Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, rokopis / manuscript SA 4450)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Gedenke doch, mein Geist (BWV 509)


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Goldbergvariationen (BWV 988)

Variatio 25. A 2 Clav. Adagio


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Schlummert ein (BWV 82)

Recitativo / Aria


Henry Purcell (cca. 1659-1695)

Evening Hymn, Z. 193

iz / from: Harmonia Sacra (1688)


CONTINUUM’s programme in Brezice Castle is showing different colours of vocal repertoire with basso continuo – beginning with very early baroque repertoire by Claudio Monteverdi and Girolamo Frescobaldi, travelling via Purcells London and his English songs, to the mid 18th century of Johann Sebastian Bach and listening to some of his most unknown music: songs he has composed and collected for his second wife Anna Magdalena Bach. An intimate and beautiful evening, which allows quite new and promising impressions of the most popular composers from the baroque period.

Lyrics can found in Concert leaflet



Brežice, Brežice Castle

The two-storey castle is the mightiest building in Brežice, built in the middle of the 16th century in the site of the castle which was burnt down in 1515, in time of the great peasant revolt.



The price of coach provided for all concerts from Ljubljana and Zagreb is 10€. Departure from Hala Tivoli and Lisinski Hall.