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ORFEO FANTASIA

ORFEO FANTASIA

The Classical Shop
release date: January 2012


Artists:

Montreal Baroque

Ensemble

Nigel North

Soloist

Skip Sempe

Soloist

Charles Daniels

Soloist

Montreal Baroque



Record Label
Atma Classiqe

Genre:

Chamber


Classical

Total Time - 62:06
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ORFEO FANTASIA

     
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1 

Transcription pour clavecin

4:22
 Skip Sempe Soloist
     
 

ALESSANDRO STRIGGIO

 

L'Orfeo

 
2 Prologue: Ritornello 1:13
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
3 Act I: Rosa del ciel 2:08
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

TOBIAS HUME

 

Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke

 
4 My hope is revived 2:07
 Montreal Baroque Ensemble
     
5 My joys are coming 1:05
 Montreal Baroque Ensemble
     
 

PIERRE GUEDRON

6 

Airs de court

6:44
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

7 

Jane Pickering Lute Book, 1616

3:06
 Montreal Baroque Ensemble
     
 

GIULIO CACCINI

8 

Odi, Euterpe, il dolce canto

1:47
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

ALESSANDRO STRIGGIO

9 

L'Orfeo

2:23
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

GIOVANNI PICCHI

10 

Toccata (from The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)

2:43
 Skip Sempe Soloist
     
 

SIGISMONDO D`INDIA

11 

Che veggio, ohime, che miro?

6:44
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

12 

Transcription pour deux luths

4:48
 Nigel North Soloist
     
 

JOHN DOWLAND

13 

Book of Songs, Book 4, "A Pilgrimes Solace": Lasso vita mia, mi fa morire

3:28
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

TOBIAS HUME

14 

Captain Humes Poeticall Musicke

4:49
 Montreal Baroque Ensemble
     
 

ALESSANDRO STRIGGIO

 

L'Orfeo

 
15 Prologue: Ritornello 1:11
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
16 Act V: Questi i campi di Tracia 8:42
 Charles Daniels Soloist
     
 

JOHN DOWLAND

17 

Book of Songs, Book 2: Flow, my tears, fall from your springs

4:46
 Charles Daniels Soloist


It is hardly surprising that musicians of the Baroque period were fascinated by the legend of Orpheus, as much for the tragic love story of the mythic couple, as for the ancient Greek belief in the extraordinary power of music.

Among the first operas we have two settings of Euridice, the first by Jacopo Peri and the second by Giulio Caccini, as well as Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Composers up to Haydn, including Luigi Rossi, Telemann, and Gluck, adapted the tragic story for the stage, and thus evoked the power – which they themselves possessed – of the art of sound.

This recording includes diverse pieces of music chosen to evoke the main episode of the myth; they were composed in Italy, England, and France, during the first two decades of the seventeenth century. There are compositions for lute and for harpsichord that suggest the art of Orpheus himself, using his lyre to charm men, beasts, and gods; there are also instrumental pieces and interventions for the hero of Orfeo by Monteverdi. Finally, Italian monodies, airs de cour, as well as airs by John Dowland and Tobias Hume, express the many vicissitudes that weave together the fabric of existence.

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