Rising star countertenor Raffaele Pé returns to the Resonus label with an album entitled La lira di Orfeo: A tribute to Gualberto Magli.
Joined by renowned triple harpist Chiara Granata and theorbo player David Miller, Raffaele presents a beautiful programme inspired by the early-seventeenth-century career of the castrato Gualberto Magli and the continous journey of his life, beginning with a compacted operina of Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and works from Sigismondo D’India, Johann Nauwach, Francesca Caccini & Giovanni Trabacci amongst others. The album also features the premiere recording of Solo et Pensoso, written for this recording by Alessandro Ciccolini.
"...Alessandro Ciccolini’s 2013 setting of Petrarch’s ’Solo e pensoso’ is entirely in keeping with its companion pieces, and is a fitting way to round off this outstanding recital."
Adrian Horsewood - Early Music Today - September-November 2014
**** - Excellent
Nicola Cattò - Musica magazine (Italy) - May 2014