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Art and Music: Caravaggio - Music of His Time


Art and Music: Caravaggio - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Caravaggio - Music of His Time

Music by Palestrina, Gabrieli, Banchieri, Monteverdi, and Cavalieri
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with full-colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet
Naxos 8.558060

Baroque painting begins with Caravaggio (1571-1610), who in a short and violent life created a new style of naturalism. His scenes of sacred history are like brief flashes of lightning, capturing all the drama and horror of a single moment. On this CD, the world of Caravaggio is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time.

This inspiring and beautiful collection of pieces by Palestrina, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Cavalieri, and Banchieri reflects the musical environment during Caravaggio's lifetime. To discover real connections between this innovative artist and such prominent musical figures of the day sets his work in a wider context - a painting like The Musicians, at least, may be seen with new meaning.

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

  Hodie Christus natus est
1.   Hodie Christus natus est 00:02:45

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Missa Hodie Christus natus est: Agnus Dei
2.   Missa Hodie Christus natus est: Agnus Dei 00:06:04

Gabrieli, Giovanni
Crees, Eric, arranger(s)

  Canzon a 12
3.   Canzon a 12 00:02:34

Banchieri, Adriano

  Il zabaione musicale (excerpts)
4.   Ergasto appassionato 00:02:13
5.   Preparamento pastorale 00:01:06
6.   Gara amorasa di pastori 00:02:35
7.   Danza di ninfe e pastori 00:01:54
8.   Licenza: L'humore spensierato 00:00:51

Monteverdi, Claudio
Chiabrera, Gabriello, lyricist(s)

  Scherzi musicali a 3 voci: I bei legami
9.   I bei legami 00:05:13

Cavalieri, Emilio de'
Manni, Agostino, lyricist(s)

  Rappresentatione di anima et di corpo (Representation of Soul and Body) (excerpts)
10.   Act I: Sinfonia 00:02:41
11.   Act III, Scene 3: Alme ch' in ciel godete (Intellect) 00:02:54
12.   Act III, Scene 4: Anime sfortunate (Counsel) 00:01:37
13.   Act III, Scene 7: Alme la vostra Gloria (Intellect) 00:04:01
14.   Act III, Scene 8: Gloria sia a Dio superno (Guardian Angel, Soul, Body, Angels) 00:00:57
15.   Act III, Scene 9: O Signor santo e vero (Tutti) 00:06:57
16.   Act III, Festa: Chiostri altissimi e stellati (Tutti) 00:02:39

Gabrieli, Giovanni
Crees, Eric, arranger(s)

  Canzoni et sonate: Sonata XIII (arr. E. Crees for brass)
17.   Canzoni et sonate: Sonata XIII (arr. E. Crees for brass) 00:02:21

Monteverdi, Claudio
Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (excerpts)
18.   Respond: Domine ad adiuvandum me festina 00:02:04
19.   Psalm 109: Dixit dominus 00:07:25
20.   Concerto: Duo seraphim 00:05:27
21.   Psalm 126: Nisi dominus 00:04:06
22.   Hymn: Ave maris stella 00:06:53

Total Playing Time: 01:15:17

Banchieri, Adriano; Cavalieri, Emilio de'; Gabrieli, Giovanni; Monteverdi, Claudio; Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Chiabrera, Gabriello; Manni, Agostino; Mass Text

Crees, Eric

Crees, Eric; Fasolis, Diego; Summerly, Jeremy; Vartolo, Sergio

San Petronio Cappella Musicale Orchestra

Concerto delle Dame di Ferrara; London Symphony Brass; Scholars Baroque Ensemble; Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca

Oxford Schola Cantorum; Prague Philharmonic Children's Choir; Radio Svizzera Choir, Lugano

Abbondanza, Roberto; Carmignani, Alessandro; Casari, Alessandro; Frisani, Rosita; Ghiringhelli, Gian Luigi Maria; Goethem, Michel van; Lepore, Carlo; Pennicchi, Marinella; Pentasuglia, Giovanni; Sarti, Gastone; Vaccari, Patrizia; Vargetto, Marcello

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred; Choral - Secular; Opera; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.558060

Barcode: 0636943806029

Physical Release: 06/2002

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