EL 942301 - 12 concerti

La coverThe music (notes) of those concerts comes from a manuscript kept in a private library in Assisi. The organ conceived as an orchestra, imitates the sound of the oboe, the flute, the human voice, the trumpets and hunting-horns with extraordinary mimetic effects. Before our examination, this manuscript, discovered by chance, showed no signs of having been studied and therefore this recording is an important contribution for defining Italian 18th-century organ-playing practices. Played on a Callido instrument in Corinaldo (really appreciated and often played by Pietro Morandi) it gives back the XVIIth organ majestic acoustic and lyric dimension true to the original. A listening.

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EL 942302 - Musica nelle Marche

Click to enlargeAn exaustive XVIIth century musical selection from the “Marche”, long run with the “Cantar lontano” technique (to sing at a certain distance from each other). The mottetti from Ignazio Donati and Pietro Pace, with the music of Luigi Battiferri, join together in new compositions even bewildering for that time. This recording marks the debut of the Sacro & Profano group, who on this occasion experimented an extremely innovative approach, taking this opportunity provided by performing music never before played in modern times. This record has been awarded with the “CD Audiofile” by the Italian magazine “Fedeltà del Suono” and it will give you moments of rare suggestion. Continua»

EL 952303 - O dulcissima Maria

Click to enlarge Pietro Pace, music and singing master of the Duckes Eleonora Della Rovere of Pesaro, dedicates these mottettos to her on occasion of her mysterious and unexpected reclution with the name of Suor Maria. Concealed by a veil of profound ambiguity, Pietro Pace signs compositions for sacred performances, where sensuality and spirituality mingle and alternate. A brief comment: recorded in the monastery of Saint Salvatore di Fucecchio, near Florence, which preserves intact Cesare Romani’s splendid 16th-century organ, the monks hosting us spent sleepless nights ‘spying’ on the intense evocative beauty of the these notes inspired by a pure and impossible love.

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EL 952304 - Sonate, pastorali

La coverConsidered the most virtuoso organist of XIXth Century, Giovanni Morandi has been the master of Gioacchino Rossini, whom he initiates into the opera. Morandi’s wife Rosa Morolli, one of the most appreciated Rossini singer, was the seal of this intensive collaboration between Morandi and Rossini. They all travelled throughout the romantic Europe to “serve music” with great vitality and enthusiasm. Unfortunately she prematurely dies and this sad epilogue leaves an indelible trace in the personality of this great musician, who dedicated all his music to her. This CD, recorded in the first modern recording production on the beautiful Callido organ in Macerata, gives back the value of Morandi’s writing true to the original and therefore the culminating point of organ composition in XIXth Century.

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EL 962305 - J’ay pris amour

Click to enlargeFrom an extraordinary manuscript, heart-shaped, found in the Oliveriana Library in Pesaro. It dates back to the XVth century. We have no idea who wrote these wonderful pages of music; a wayfarer, a poet in love, a prince perhaps? Why? And what were these scores used for? What secrets does this mysterious book still hide today? This is the theme of the hand-written scores in the thin watermark of the heart and reproposed in CD version. It has been divulged “ad libitum” in the hall of the Metropolitan Museum in New York that preserves the “studiolo” of Gubbio of the Duke Federico Da Montefeltro. A short comment for this music: listening on and on with no end. A record to have by you in the ecstasy of love. This CD has been produced within the project “Suoni ed Invenzioni del Barocco Ducale”.

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EL 972306 - Musique Dangereuse

Click to enlarge22 passages for harpsichord between love and folly. In a CD rich in sensuality, the pleasure promises in the erotic universe of XVIIIth century. Recorded in the cardinal’s hall at Villa Medici in Rome, using a historical harpsichord owned by the Académie française, this recording restores to us the melancholic languor, the most unbridled virtuosity typical of the great French harpsichord players, ranging from Couperin to Royer, including François Couperin’s incomparable elegance. The voluptuousness and obsession that lead to self-denial. Behind the abstract stuff of music that unveils and hides at the same time, the inaccessible peaks of the risky passions of that century. Listen and see.

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EL 972307 - Palazzo Ducale

Click to enlargeComposed by Marchegian authors at one of the most celebrated courts of the Italian Renaissance, this CD proposes music born in these places for these places. An unpublished heritage that has been today revived in a recording made with the original instruments by top-artists. The atmosphere created for the intimacy and the pomp of the Dukes in Montefeltro is given back to you in a magic, pleasant, evergreen listening. This recording, produced in 1997 in co-operation with the Superintendency for Artistic and Historical Heritage in Urbino, is regularly played inside the Ducal Palace in Urbino and is the first soundtrack ever created for visits to a historical monument.

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EL 982308 - Vermiglia rosa

Click to enlargeIn full activity in Marche and Veneto in the first decades of the XVIIth century, Barbarino is one of the most interesting composers of the Baroque. He mingles the pleasure of “the marvellous” typical of that time with a streak of witty vitality. The voice must trace out these passions and with musicality alone untie the verbal knots of tangled emotion, it must be ductile and flexible. The voice must brave cascades of falling notes, then master tumultuous twists and flourishes; it must savour the long notes of a chromatic scale, then rush through a declamation of short, rapid figures. Sometimes the singer must lend himself to long passages of honeyed luxuriousness, or to the light, airy, accented rhythms of the canzonetta.

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EL 982309 - Vola de Libano

Click to enlargeNot much is known about the youth and first studies undertaken by the musician and composer Luigi Battiferri, born at Sassocorvaro in April 1614. His beautiful motets for solo voice, published in 1669, are recognizable for their extremely far-reaching free style, with frequent changes of tempo, echo effects, rallentandi and accellerandi, a style closer to the free one of the emerging accompanied monody, in which affetti played such an important role. Vocal power is explored and exploited to the utmost, the melodic inventions are always fresh and vivacious; a versatile creativity is revealed, ready to adapt to the needs of a style depending on solid expertise.

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EL 982310 - Tombeau

Click to enTombeau’ is a strong word, simultaneously indicating immediate tragedy and sweet memories. It is also an untranslatable word, marked by the sound of the French language and that is how we must use it. In music the Tombeau was invented by the lutenist Ennemond Gaultier the Elder, one of the most important figures in 17th century European classical music. It was invented in memory of René Mezangeau, who died in 1632 and who had greatly contributed to lutenist literature. This is because the Tombeau exists as a funeral oration, to be performed at the moment of parting from a family member, a friend, someone beloved. Eduardo Egüez’s splendid rendition provides us with the best of these three great masterpieces by the lutenist Silvius Leopold Weiss.

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