Hans Judenkönig

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Hans Judenkönig (also Judenkunig or Judenkünig) (c. 1450 – 4 March 1526) was a German lutenist of the Renaissance. He was born in Schwäbisch Gmünd and died in Vienna.

He worked as a lutenist in the vicinity of the University of Vienna and was best known for his two lute books written for the self-teaching of a lay audience.

Works[edit]

  • Utilis et compendiaria introductio, qua ut fundamento iacto quam facillime musicum exercitium, instrumentorum et lutine, et quod vulgo Geygen nominant, addiscitur Vienna ca. 1515/1519
  • Ain schone kunstliche Underweisung in disem Büechlein, leychtlich zu begreyffen den rechten Grund zu lernen auff der Lautten und Geygen Vienna 1523

Recording[edit]

  • 1994 - The Renaissance Lute - Ronn McFarlane - Dorian DOR-90186 contains five tracks by Judenkönig:
  • Madonna katerina
  • Christ ist erstanden (Christ is risen)
  • Und wer er nit erstanden (And who is not risen)
  • Der hoff dantz
  • Der hoff dantz (Nach tantz)

Further reading[edit]

  • Kurt Dorfmüller: Studien zur Lautenmusik in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts (Tutzing, 1967)

Transcribed for classical guitar, and recorded by Eric Alan Heil. 16th-century court music.

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