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Art and Music: Rubens - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Rubens - Music of His Time

Music by Susato, Dowland, Lobo, Monteverdi, Schutz, Bull, Gibbons, and Lawes
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with full-colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet
Naxos 8.558067

Popular opinion has dealt harshly with Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640): there are too many gods and goddesses in his paintings and the women are too large. But through changing fashions, the strength and vigour of his work are still a marvel: in a Rubens even the darkness seems to glow. On this CD, the world of Rubens is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment.

The various forms of art - visual art, architecture, literature, and music - develop at different times. Very often music is the last to adopt and absorb new sensibilities, while the visual arts lead. So it is salutary to discover, as we do in the absorbing booklet essay that accompanies the CD, how much Rubens in his imagination was ahead of the music of the time. How well did Rubens know Monteverdi at Mantua? Did he hear John Bull play at Antwerp Cathedral? These and other fascinating connections enrich both Rubens' art and the chosen music - by Susato, Dowland, Lobo, Monteverdi, Schutz, Bull, Gibbons, and Lawes.

Susato, Tylman

  Anon., arr. Susato: Den IIII., I. ende VI. Ronde
1.   Anon., arr. Susato: Den IIII., I. ende VI. Ronde 00:02:29
  Anon.: Myn herteken is my heymelic wuyt ghetoogen
2.   Anon.: Myn herteken is my heymelic wuyt ghetoogen 00:01:38
  Susato: Int midden van den meye
3.   Susato: Int midden van den meye 00:01:42

Dowland, John

  Mr John Langton's pavan
4.   Mr John Langton's pavan 00:04:16
  Captain Digorie Piper his galiard
5.   Captain Digorie Piper his galiard 00:01:46

Lobo, Alonso

  Versa est in luctum
6.   Versa est in luctum 00:05:13

Monteverdi, Claudio
Striggio, Alessandro, lyricist(s)

  L'Orfeo: Act I (excerpts)
7.   In questo lieto e fortunato giorno (Shepherd) 00:04:09
8.   Lasciate i monti (Chorus) 00:03:04
9.   Rosa del ciel (Orfeo) 00:03:37
10.   Lasciate i monti (Chorus of Nymphs and Shepherds) 00:02:19
11.   Ma se il nostro gioir (Shepherd) 00:07:00

Schutz, Heinrich
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Cantiones sacrae
12.   Spes mea, SVW 69 00:03:00
13.   Cantate Domino, SWV 81 00:03:46

Bull, John

  Prelude for organ
14.   Prelude for organ 00:00:58
  Fantasy for organ
15.   Fantasy for organ 00:01:54

Gibbons, Orlando

  A Mask: The Fairest Nymph
16.   A Mask: The Fairest Nymph 00:01:29
  Lincoln's Inn Mask
17.   Lincoln's Inn Mask 00:01:14
  Allmaine in G
18.   Allmaine in G 00:01:49

Lawes, William

  Royal Consort in D Major
19.   Fantazy 00:03:05
20.   Aire 00:02:01
21.   Corant 00:01:57
22.   Alman 00:01:28
23.   Ecco 00:02:54
24.   Aire - Morris 00:01:12

Monteverdi, Claudio
Rinuccini, Ottavio, lyricist(s)

  Lamento della ninfa
25.   Lamento della ninfa 00:07:23

Total Playing Time: 01:11:23

Monteverdi, Claudio

Rinuccini, Ottavio

San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Instrumental; Opera; Vocal; Vocal Ensemble

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.558067

Barcode: 0636943806722

Physical Release: 06/2002

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