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Carnevale Veneziano: The Comic Faces of Giovanni Croce

Croce: The Comic Faces of Giovanni Croce

The Classical Shop
release date: February 2001

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz

Originally recorded in 2000

Artists:

I Fagiolini



Venue:

All Saints Church, East Finchley, London



Producer:

Edward Blakeman

(Executive) (Poor Luckless Pantaloon)

Gary Cole

(Recording)

Engineer:

Gary Cole


Michael Bacon

(Poor Luckless Pantaloon)

Ben Connellan

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chaconne

Genre:

Choir


Early Music

Total Time - 75:10
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Carnevale Veneziano: The Comic Faces of Giovanni Croce

All Premiere Recordings
 

GIOVANNI CROCE

(1557-1609)
Select Complete Single Disc for
   
  premiere recordings  
   
 

Mascarate piacevoli et ridicolose per il carnevale (1590)

4:17  
1 Giovanni Pacoloni (late 16th century): Passemezo de Zorzi 1:32
2 Giovanni Pacoloni: Saltarello de Zorzi 1:40
3 Giovanni Pacoloni: Padoana de Zorzi 1:05
  David Miller, Lynda Sayce, Eligio Quinteiro lutes  
4 

Mascarata da Lenguazi

2:43
  Robin Tyson, Stephen Taylor, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood; Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino  
5 

Mascarata Eccho da Magnifici

2:59
  Robert Hollingworth, James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood  
6 Giovanni Pacoloni: Passemezo della Duchessa 2:40
  David Miller, Lynda Sayce, Eligio Quinteiro lutes  
7 

Mascarata da Donne Pitoche

1:45
  Matthew Brook, Robert Hollingworth, Giles Underwood; Eligio Quinteiro chitarrone  
8 

Mascarata da Pescaori

3:10
  Robin Tyson, Robert Hollingworth, James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood  
9 Giovanni Pacoloni: Padoana della Duchessa 1:38
  David Miller, Lynda Sayce, Eligio Quinteiro lutes  
10 

Mascarata da Buranelle

3:55
  Robin Tyson, Stephen Taylor, Robert Hollingworth, James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood; Eligio Quinteiro chitarrone  
11 

Mascarata da Furlani

3:18
  Robin Tyson, Stephen Taylor, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood; Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino  
12 Giovanni Pacoloni: Saltarello della Duchessa 1:18
  David Miller, Lynda Sayce, Eligio Quinteiro lutes  
 

Triaca Musicale (1595)

3:35  
  Interspersed instrumental works arranged by David Miller  
13 Anon.: Matasins ('Il Mattacino') 0:57
14 Anon.: Boufons (Passemezzo antico) 1:10
  David Miller lute, Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino, Lynda Sayce guitar  
15 Anon.: Gaillarde (on the ground 'Cara cosa') 1:15
  Lynda Sayce mandola, David Miller lute, Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino  
16 

Il gioco dell'Occa

5:09
  Carys Lane, Anna Crookes, Robert Hollingworth, James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood  
17 Anon.: Brando 1:44
  Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino, David Miller chitarrino, Lynda Sayce bass lute  
18 

Ecco

3:28
  James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood  
19 Filippo Azzaiolo (fl. 1557-1569): Chi passa per sta strad' e non sospira, beato, s'è 1:16
  He, who passes along this street and does not sigh, is blessed  
  David Miller lute, Lynda Sayce guitar, Eligio Quinteiro bass lute  
20 

Canzon da Contadini

5:51
  Carys Lane, Robin Tyson, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood; Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino  
21 Anon.: Boufons (Passemezzo antico) 0:56
  David Miller lute, Eligo Quinteiro chitarrino, Lynda Sayce guitar  
22 

Mascheratta de Gratiani

3:33
  Robert Hollingworth, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Brook: Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino  
23 Filippo Azzaiolo: Gentil Madonna del mio cor patrona 0:56
  My noble lady and patroness of my heart  
  David Miller, Lynda Sayce, Eligio Quinteiro lutes  
24 

Canzonetta da Bambini

3:07
  Robin Tyson, Robert Hollingworth, James Gilchrist, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood: Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino  
25 Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605): Hor che'l garrir degl'Augletti s'ode 1:21
  Now that the cry of little birds resounds  
  David Miller, Lynda Sayce, Eligio Quinteiro lutes  
26 

Canzon del Cucco, e Rossignuolo con la sentenza del Papagallo

5:11
  Carys Lane, Robert Hollingworth, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood  
27 Anon.: Galliada 0:41
  David Miller lute, Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino, Lynda Sayce guitar  
28 

Incanto della Schiava

6:35
  Carys Lane, Anna Crookes, Robin Tyson, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Hurndall Smith, Matthew Brook, Giles Underwood; Eligio Quinteiro chitarrino, Catherine Pierron harpsichord  
   
  Bonus track:  
29 

Croce/Knapman: [Ecco:] Poor Luckless Pantaloon

4:17
  Pantaloon: William Purefoy, Robert Hollingworth, Giles Underwood  
  Echo: Anna Crookes, Hugh Wilson, Matthew Brook  
A disc of bawdy entertainment, masquerades and theatrical music by Croce, Filippo Azzaiolo and Giovanni Pacolini. This is an extraordinary early-music record, a disc for the collector who thinks he has everything. It is full of bawdy exclamations and comic characters, and spills over with fun and the spirit of a Venetian carnival.

In sixteenth-century Venice entertainment music was a source of delight to all inhabitants of the city. During the carnival season Venetian nobility, merchants, and citizens enjoyed lively and often raucous entertainment at palaces, academies and civic pageants. This recording includes two sets of comic carnival masquerades by the Venetian composer Giovanni Croce.

Croce served as a singer in the Basilica of St Mark, the private chapel of the Duke of Venice. The basilica adjoins the ducal palace at the edge of the glittering Venetian lagoon, and an appointment there was one of the most prestigious in Europe. The musicians of St Mark’s formed a pool of composers, singers and instrumentalists who actively participated in local theatrical and entertainment enterprises in order to supplement their incomes. In the 1590s Croce was leader of the singing company at St Mark’s that was for hire. Since he enjoyed a lively reputation as a popular entertainer, it is likely that he and his company were the original performers of these masquerades.

Croce’s works are peopled with stock Italian masquerade characters, including the beloved, pompous Pantalone il magnifico and his sidekick Dr Graziano, a bumbling old Bolognese professor whose mispronounced words result in coarse gaffs. Shrill women, oafish foreigners, quarreling birds and men disguised as little boys join the cast, providing opportunities for horseplay among the singers. Comic dialects enhance the merriment of this mixture. The anonymous poets who wrote Croce’s masquerade texts contrived a wide range of accents and dialects for their characters in order to invite parody in performance. Foreigners with stereotypically thick accents bid at the Incanto della schiava, a parlour game in which female guests are auctioned off to the highest bidder. The utterance of Pantalone and Graziano are deliberately low-life in quality.

The plucked consort pieces serve as ‘curtain tunes’ and masque interludes to Croce’s carnival fare. The music has been transcribed and arranged principally from two books of guitar and cittern solos by Guillaume Morlaye (Paris 1552; 1553), and from Italian vocal miniatures. There are also some unusual and entertaining trios by the contemporaneous Paduan lutenist Giovanni Pacolini. Many of the shorter pieces are dances: galliards, passamezzos and a paduana. Some introduce Croce’s characters, such as the rustic line dance branle, which sets up the song of the farmers, and the ‘boufons’, which preludes the appearance of the buffoon Dr Graziano.

Croce has almost no representation on CD. In fact, there is only one other Croce recording listed in the international catalogue. Azzaiolo’s music, like Pacoloni’s whose instrumental music is here interspersed between the movements of Croce’s masquerades, remains unknown. This CD is one of the few available encounters with these composers and their irreverent style. This is the ultimate introduction to a segment of Venetian secular music during the Renaissance.

'One of the most exciting mixed vocal ensembles around at the moment rejoices in the name I Fagiolini - 'the little beans'. They are an irrepressible force in the Early Music world bringing bags of style, energy and dramatic excitement to everything they touch.'
International Record Review

‘Their intonation is as clean as glass.’
Luister on CHAN 0578

‘I Fagiolini [is] expertly balanced.’
BBC Music Magazine on CHAN 0578

‘…this is a marvellously entertaining disc, cleverly kept together by some interpolated lute pieces, richly played.’
BBC Music Magazine

‘This disc hovers on the edge of high camp: that it doesn’t quite overstep the mark is due to the sheer quality of the singing and the fundamental seriousness of the group’s approach’.
Early Music News

‘I Fagiolini sketches with careful sensibility, assured sense of style and a fabulous feeling for sound.’
Fono Forum on CHAN 0578 (The Early Byrd)

‘’This is another triumph for the Chandos Chaconne label, which is fast becoming one of the very best early-music labels on the scene.’
Fanfare

‘…this release is a real blast! – definitely not for antiquarians only.’
American Record Guide



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