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

Dowland, John

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

Lobo, Alonso
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Versa est in luctum
6.   Play with flash player Versa est in luctum 00:05:13

Monteverdi, Claudio
Striggio, Alessandro, lyricist(s)

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

Schütz, Heinrich
Bible, lyricist(s)

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

Bull, John

  Prelude for organ
14.   Play with flash player Prelude for organ 00:00:58
  Fantasy for organ
15.   Play with flash player Fantasy for organ 00:01:54

Gibbons, Orlando

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

Lawes, William

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

Monteverdi, Claudio
Rinuccini, Ottavio, lyricist(s)

  Lamento della ninfa
25.   Play with flash player Lamento della ninfa 00:07:23

Total Playing Time: 01:11:23






Composer(s):
Bull, John; Dowland, John; Gibbons, Orlando; Lawes, William; Lobo, Alonso; Monteverdi, Claudio; Schütz, Heinrich; Susato, Tylman

Lyricist(s):
Bible; Bible - Old Testament; Rinuccini, Ottavio; Striggio, Alessandro

Conductor(s):
Summerly, Jeremy; Vartolo, Sergio

Orchestra(s):
Studio orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense; Rose Consort of Viols, The; San Petronio Cappella Musicale Soloists

Choir(s):
Oxford Camerata; San Petronio Cappella Musicale Chorus

Artist(s):
Payne, Joseph; Roberts, Timothy

Label: Naxos

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

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.558067

Barcode: 0636943806722

Release Date: 06/2002

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