The Italian Seicento ‘alla spagnuola’: Music by Andrea Falconieri & Filippo Coppola | Tactus TC640001

The Italian Seicento ‘alla spagnuola’: Music by Andrea Falconieri & Filippo Coppola

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Label: Tactus

Cat No: TC640001

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 2nd September 2016

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Andrea Falconieri and Filippo Coppola, who followed him in the role of master of the Royal Music Chapel of Naples in 1656, are the protagonists of this picturesque anthology of dances, chaconnes, folie and passacaglie, in which the authors, honoring the Iberian musical art (from which many forms of dance are coming), staging compositions from purely theatrical taste, with main characters and situations drawn from the Greek mythology (the Rape of Proserpine) and demons and spirits of the underworld. The use of text in an unlikely and macaronic Spanish language, helps to create a medley of colors and chiaroscuro typical of the early Baroque: a period in which colours and shades create that tone that is as important as the music. The Cappella Musicale di San Giacomo Maggiore in Bologna and the choir of the Accademia dello Spirito Santo in Ferrara here are delivering very fresh interpretations with a great attention to the performance practice of the time.

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