n South African Journal of Cultural History - Die invloed van die musikante van die Waldeck bataljon op die Kaapse musieklewe (1802-1806)

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3053



Firstly, information about the Waldeck Battalion and its transfer to the Cape, as well as its musicians and the instruments being used by them, is supplied. Furthermore, the musical life at the Court of Waldeck in Arolsen, Germany, where these musicians came from, was investigated.
Several conclusions about their musical heritage in Germany, as well as their performance at the Cape, have been made. The Halbmondbläser, for example, who had been mentioned by the German author Lichtenstein in his travel descriptions of Africa, appeared to be one of the musicians of the Waldeck Battalion. Furthermore, some of the Waldeck-Hautboisten were well trained musicians who also played a part in the court's musical life. They were accordingly in a good position to exert a positive influence on the musical life at the Cape at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Eerstens word inligting oor die Waldeck-bataljon en hulle koms na die Kaap verskaf, waarna die musikante van die bataljon en die instrumente wat hulle bespeel het, behandel word. Daarna word die hofmilieu en die musieklewe aan die vorstelike hof van Waldeck in Arolsen, Duitsland, waaruit hierdie musikante afkomstig was, ondersoek.

Verskeie gevolgtrekkings word hieruit gemaak. Die Halbmondbläser, byvoorbeeld, wat die Duitse skrywer Lichtenstein in sy beskrywing van sy Afrikareis vermeld, blyk een van die Waldeckbataljon se musikante te wees. Verder was sommige van die Hautboistenvan die bataljon goed opgeleide musikante wat ook 'n rol in hofmusieklewe van Waldeck vervul het. Hulle was dus met hulle Kaapse verblyf in die posisie om 'n positiewe invloed op die musieklewe daar uit te oefen.

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