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Altri Canti D'Amor - 17th Century Instrumental Works

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Altri Canti D'Amor - 17th Century Instrumental Works
Altri Canti D'Amor - 17th Century Instrumental Works


This debut CD of L'Estro d'Orfeo ensemble takes its title Altri Canti d'Amor from a madrigal found in Claudio Monteverdi's Eighth Book of Madrigals. The program focuses on the music of the Italian Seicento and more precisely on the schools of northern Italy; mainly the Venetian school. It combines both instrumental and vocal pieces - the latter in instrumental versions - connected to the subject of 'love'.

"Using instruments instead of the voice may initially seem perverse for such a title, but to me, it suggests the idea of "other ways of singing about love". We thus reaffirm the great value and importance that instruments started gaining in the first half of the 17th century, where they ceased serving merely as accompaniments to the voice and gradually became the main protagonist of the musical scene, attaining a level of virtuosity that had never been explored before." - Leonor de Lera

Personnel: Leonor de Lera (violin), Josep Maria Martí (theorbo), Rodney Prada (viola da gamba), Lucia Giraudo (Baroque violin), Josué Meléndez (cornetto), Javier Núñez (harpsichord)


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  2. Claudio Monteverdi: Sinfonia - Altri Canti d'Amor
  3. Biagio Marini: Sonata prima sopra Fuggi dolente core
  4. Barbara Strozzi: L'Eraclito Amoroso
  5. Marco Uccellini: Aria Decima Terza sopra Questa bella sirena
  6. Leonor de Lera: Diminuzioni sopra il Lamento d'Apollo
  7. Tarquinio Merula: Chiacona à 3 col Basso
  8. Riccardo Rognoni: Ancor che col partire per la viola bastarda
  9. Francesco Cavalli: Canzon à 3
  10. Marco Uccellini: Sonata nona Op.5
  11. Francesco Cavalli: Lucidissima Face
  12. Marco Uccellini: Aria Quarta sopra la Ciaccona à 3
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