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The Medici Castrato - A Homage To Gualberto Magli / Raffaele Pe


Release Date: 10/28/2014 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 923501  
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiJohann NauwachGiulio CacciniFrancesca Caccini,   ... 
Performer:  Chiara GranataRaffaele PeDavid Miller
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The exciting countertenor voice of Italian Raffaele Pe which has, in the last few years, been captivating audiences at concert and opera performances given by the likes of John Eliot Gardiner, Claudio Cavina, Christophe Coin and Paul McCreesh, is now provided with a CD release from Glossa of Pe’s solo recital, "The Medici Castrato". Pe takes his lead from music written for Gualberto Magli, a castrato at the court of the Medicis in Florence in the first quarter of the 17th century who, through the encouragement of his teacher Giulio Caccini, became a master of the new vocal form of monody. Magli’s prowess led him to be sought after for the Mantuan première of Monteverdi’s 'L’Orfeo', sizeable portions of which are sung here Read more by Pe. Alongside a modern homage to castrati such as Gualberto Magli written by Alessandro Ciccolini and seicento composers such as Francesca and Giulio Caccini and Sigismondo d’India appear monodies by more shadowy names such as Girolamo Montesardo and Johann Nauwach (compositions by the latter resulting from Magli working for the Elector of Brandenburg). The 17th century instrumental soundworld is conjured up on this recording by harpist Chiara Granata and theorbo player David Miller. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
L'Orfeo: Prologue - Dal mio Permesso amato by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
2.
L'Orfeo: Possente spirto by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
3.
L'Orfeo: Speranza by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
4.
Tempesta di dolcezza by Johann Nauwach
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
5.
Le nuove musiche: Amarilli mia bella by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
6.
Sfogava con le stelle, for voice & continuo by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
7.
Dispiegate guancie amate by Francesca Caccini
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
8.
Le musiche, book 5: Ancidetemi pur, dogliosi affanni "Lamento di Giasone" by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
9.
Le musiche, book 1: Piangono al pianger mio by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Italy 
10.
O felice quel giorno by Francesco Lambardi
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
11.
Toccata seconda by Giovanni Maria Trabaci
Performer:  Raffaele Pe (Alto), Chiara Granata (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
12.
Hor che la nott’ombrosa by Girolamo Montesardo
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
13.
Solo e pensoso by Alessandro Ciccolini
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
14.
Se fama al mondo by Anonymous
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
15.
Erster Theil teutscher Villanellen: Jetzund kompt die Nacht herbey by Johann Nauwach
Performer:  Chiara Granata (Harp), Raffaele Pe (Alto), David Miller (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Germany 

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