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Art and Music: Da Vinci - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Leonardo da Vinci - Music of His Time

Music by Dufay, Isaac, Josquin, Agricola, Obrecht, and Tromboncino
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with illustrated, explanatory booklet
Naxos 8.558057

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is our prototype for the universal genius: painter, architect, military engineer, and anatomist, his far-ranging scientific curiosity placed him centuries ahead of his time. On this CD, the world of da Vinci is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of the day. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment.

As soon as we discover that the nature of sound was something that absorbed the interest of Leonardo da Vinci for many years, and that, according to Vasari, he 'sang divinely, improvising his own accompaniment on the lira', we begin to realise the importance of music in his life. Exploring the music written during his lifetime forms a fascinating backdrop to his paintings, several of which are illustrated within the booklet.

Dufay, Guillaume
Petrarch, lyricist(s)

  Helas mon dueil
1.   Play with flash player Helas mon dueil 00:04:04

Isaac, Heinrich

  Carmen a 5
2.   Play with flash player Carmen a 5 00:01:17

Agricola, Alexander

  Soit loing ou pres
3.   Play with flash player Soit loing ou pres 00:06:31
  De tous biens plaine
4.   Play with flash player De tous biens plaine 00:02:33
  Ay je rien fet
5.   Play with flash player Ay je rien fet 00:03:12

Isaac, Heinrich

  La mi lasol
6.   Play with flash player La mi lasol 00:02:44

Josquin des Prez

  Faute d'argent
7.   Play with flash player Faute d'argent 00:02:00

Josquin des Prez
Josquin des Prez, lyricist(s)

  Mille regretz
8.   Play with flash player Mille regretz 00:01:51

Obrecht, Jacob

  Stat ein Meskin
9.   Play with flash player Stat ein Meskin 00:02:05

Dalza, Joan Ambrosio

  Tastar de corde
10.   Play with flash player Tastar de corde 00:01:35

Cara, Marchetto

  Mal un muta per effecto
11.   Play with flash player Mal un muta per effecto 00:02:24

Tromboncino, Bartolomeo

  A la guerra a la guerra
12.   Play with flash player A la guerra a la guerra 00:03:23

Dall'Aquila, Marco

13.   Play with flash player Ricercar 00:02:42

Josquin des Prez

  Scaramella va alla guerra
14.   Play with flash player Scaramella va alla guerra 00:01:31

Dall'Aquila, Marco

  Saltarello, "La traditora"
15.   Play with flash player Saltarello, "La traditora" 00:02:26

Josquin des Prez

  El grillo
16.   Play with flash player El grillo 00:01:33

  L'homme arme
17.   Play with flash player L'homme arme 00:00:43

Dufay, Guillaume
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Kyrie (Missa L'homme arme)
18.   Play with flash player Kyrie (Missa L'homme arme) 00:04:56

Obrecht, Jacob

  Salve Regina (six-part)
19.   Play with flash player Salve Regina (six - part) 00:12:42

Josquin des Prez

  Absalon, fili mi
20.   Play with flash player Absalon, fili mi 00:04:25

  L'homme arme
21.   Play with flash player L'homme arme 00:00:39

Josquin des Prez
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Kyrie (Missa L'homme arme)
22.   Play with flash player Kyrie (Missa L'homme arme) 00:04:22
23.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei (Missa L'homme arme) 00:09:04

Total Playing Time: 01:18:42

Agricola, Alexander; Cara, Marchetto; Dall'Aquila, Marco; Dalza, Joan Ambrosio; Dufay, Guillaume; Isaac, Heinrich; Josquin des Prez; Obrecht, Jacob; Tromboncino, Bartolomeo

Josquin des Prez; Mass Text; Petrarch

Posch, Michael; Summerly, Jeremy

Ensemble Unicorn; Ensemble Villanella; Oxford Camerata

Scholars of London

Rumsey, Shirley

Label: Naxos

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

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.558057

Barcode: 0636943805725

Release Date: 03/2002

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