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Vergine bella - Madrigali da sonar

Vergine bella

Madrigali da sonar

Arianna Savall

Il Desiderio

Thomas Kügler

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) Vestiva i colli
Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde (c.1580-c.1638) Vestiva i colli
Giovanni Bassano (c.1558-1617) Non è ch'il duol mi scemi
Vincenzo Ruffo (c.1508-1587) Dormendo un giorno
Vincenzo Ruffo (c.1508-1587) O felici occhi miei
Jacques Arcadelt (1505-1568) O felici occhi miei
Diego Ortiz (c.1510-c.1570) O felici occhi miei
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c.1525-1594) Io son ferito
Vincenzo Ruffo (c.1508-1587) El pietoso
Vincenzo Ruffo (c.1508-1587) El travagliato
Giorgio Mainiero (c.1535-1582) Pass'e mezzo antico
Giorgio Mainiero (c.1535-1582) Saltarello
Girolamo dalla Casa Anchor che col partire
Richardo Rogniono Anchor che col partire
Giovanni Bassano (c.1558-1617) Ricercata prima
Cipriano de Rore (c.1515-1565) Anchor che col partire
Giovanni Paolo Cima (1570-1622) Sonata per Cornetto over Violino in d
Cipriano de Rore (c.1515-1565) Vergine bella
Vincenzo Ruffo (c.1508-1587) Vergine bella
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  • play_circle_outline O felici occhi miei
  • play_circle_outline Saltarello
  • play_circle_outline Sonata a Canto e basso

With this new recording, we undertake a journey to an epoch of music-historical upheaval in which vocal music served as the model for instrumental music, or rather the natural human voice as the model for the artificial instrument. Whereas the debut project “Joyssance vous donneray” of Il Desiderio (with Arianna Savall, soprano, and a Renaissance flute consort with Tomas Kugler, among others) was dedicated to French chansons and their arrangements and parodies, „Vergine bella" places the Italian repertoire in the limelight, with its polyphonic madrigals of the sixteenth century (prima prattica) and the early monodic canzonas and sonatas of the seventeenth century.

Vocal traditions that (more than ever before) lastingly informed secular as well as sacred instrumental works constituted the foundation of that music, but simultaneously blazed the trail for the attainment of an independent instrumental language and style for each wind, string, keyboard, and plucked instrument.
The vocal repertoire of this epoch - the music-historical period between the “prima prattica” and “seconda prattica” (ca. 1550 to ca. 1610) - is quite diverse and deserves to be documented in a correspondingly fond manner.

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Reviews on “Vergine bella”


Sächsische Zeitung Dresden Jens-Uwe Sommerschuh, 09.04.2008 :

“Überaus klangschönes Album, dezent musiziert, hinreißend gesungen.”

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Sächsische Zeitung Dresden :

Überaus klangschönes Album, dezent musiziert, hinreißend gesungen.