Monteverdi - Lagrime d’amante: Madrigals of Love and Grief | Glossa GCD922810

Monteverdi - Lagrime d’amante: Madrigals of Love and Grief

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Label: Glossa

Cat No: GCD922810

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 7th May 2021

Contents

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Madrigals, Book 1: SV23-39
» Baci, soave e cari
Madrigals, Book 2: SV40-59
» Ecco mormorar l'onde
» Mentr'io mirava fiso
Madrigals, Book 3: SV60-74
» O primavera, gioventu de l'anno
» Rimanti in pace
Madrigals, Book 4: SV75-93
» Ah, dolente partita, SV75
» A un giro sol de' bell' occhi lucenti, SV84
» Longe da te, cor mio, SV92
» Non piu guerra pietate occhi miei belli, SV88
Madrigals, Book 5: SV94-106
» Ecco Silvio colei che in odio hai tanto, SV97
» Era l'anima mia, SV96
Madrigals, Book 6: SV107-116
» Sestina 'Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata', SV111
» Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena, SV108

Artists

La Compagnia del Madrigale

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

Madrigals, Book 1: SV23-39
» Baci, soave e cari
Madrigals, Book 2: SV40-59
» Ecco mormorar l'onde
» Mentr'io mirava fiso
Madrigals, Book 3: SV60-74
» O primavera, gioventu de l'anno
» Rimanti in pace
Madrigals, Book 4: SV75-93
» Ah, dolente partita, SV75
» A un giro sol de' bell' occhi lucenti, SV84
» Longe da te, cor mio, SV92
» Non piu guerra pietate occhi miei belli, SV88
Madrigals, Book 5: SV94-106
» Ecco Silvio colei che in odio hai tanto, SV97
» Era l'anima mia, SV96
Madrigals, Book 6: SV107-116
» Sestina 'Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata', SV111
» Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena, SV108

Artists

La Compagnia del Madrigale

About

With ‘Lagrime d’amante’, La Compagnia del Madrigale, so accomplished with 16th and 17th century Italian music and words, turns its attention afresh to the music of Claudio Monteverdi.

This new Glossa release faithfully conveys the beauty of the ensemble’s vocal blend in a selection of five-part compositions drawn from the Monteverdi of Cremona, Mantua and Venice, but centering on that cornerstone of his art, the Sixth Book.

The act of singing whilst weeping – as Marco Bizzarini points out in his booklet essay – is somewhat unfeasible, but time after time Monteverdi strove to overcome that improbability by his music, often calling upon the best Italian poetry of the time: here, the fabulously vivid imagery of Torquato Tasso, Battista Guarini and Petrarch are well served by Monteverdi’s musical response.

The programme takes us through various troubled emotional states involving love: a lover dying of love, the partenza amorosa (or lovers’ separation), even a shepherd accidentally wounding his loved one, but also the outpouring of grief in the Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata, a commissioned madrigal cycle to newly written words lamenting the death in 1608 of the promising singer Caterina Martinelli, a pupil of the composer, but also that of Monteverdi’s wife.

This work and others on this recording involved the lamented bass Daniele Carnovich to whom the group pay tribute; the sessions were completed by Matteo Bellotto.

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