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Dialogo d'Amore: Frottolas for Isabella d'Este / Falcone, L'Amorosa Caccia


Release Date: 03/06/2020 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95759  
Composer:  Johannes Lulinus VenetusAnonymousJoannes GallusMarchetto Cara,   ... 
Performer:  Julie RosetGiulia ValentiniMarcos Gutiérrez García
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Italian frottola is an important predecessor to the madrigal and is a secular piece made up of three to four voices with instrumental accompaniment. Translating as ‘a lie’ or ‘a childish deceit’, frottolas are often simple, with repetitive melodies and homophonic textures. The frottola was immensely popular among the upper classes, in stark contrast to the other highly ornate and complex music of the Renaissance. This set sheds light on the fascinating genre. Although little is known about the composers, their music survives thanks to Ottaviano Petrucci, a prominent Venetian publisher who printed 11 anthologies of frottolas during his lifetime. The frottola emerged at the same time as Renaissance humanism, and the diversity of the genre Read more explores the human experience, with encounters between the sublime and homespun realities and the mingling of classes and cultures. In the musical texts we find a curious melting pot of themes, ranging from popular chansons of love and nature, to proverbs and classical antiquity. Tromboncino is probably the most famous composer of frottolas, and he wrote 176 in total. He led a life fraught with criminal activity and most infamously murdered his wife, Antonia, after accusing her of adultery. He was never convicted, however, because the acting regent of Mantua, Isabella d’Este (to whom his frottolas are dedicated), was his patron and very fond of him. As for his music, Su, su leva, alza leciglia has an upbeat nature and features a clear harmonic progression in the accompaniment, foreshadowing what would later develop into Baroque era functional harmony. Meanwhile Zephyro spira e il bel tempo rimena, based on Petrarca’s poem about the Greek god of the west wind, is programmatic in its yearning melody and the ceaseless drive in its contrapuntal instrumental interludes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Occhi mei lassi, acompagnate il core by Johannes Lulinus Venetus
Performer:  Julie Roset (Soprano), Giulia Valentini (Soprano), Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
2.
Amor che fai sì altero? by Anonymous
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano), Julie Roset (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
3.
Chiare, fresche e dolci aque by Joannes Gallus
Performer:  Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
4.
Cangia sperar mia voglia by Marchetto Cara
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1517; Mantua, Italy 
5.
Improvisation by Marchetto Cara
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
6.
La Delfina by Anonymous
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
7.
Gazollo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
8.
La moretta by Anonymous
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
9.
Un cavalier di Spagna by Francesco Patavino
Performer:  Julie Roset (Soprano), Giulia Valentini (Soprano), Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
10.
Facto son per affanni by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
11.
Amor! che vuoi? by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano), Julie Roset (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
12.
Tante volte sí sí sí by Marchetto Cara
Performer:  Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1514; Italy 
13.
Aqua, aqua, aiuto al foco by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano), Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
14.
Sú, sú, leva, alza le ciglia by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
15.
Che vol dir che così sete by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
16.
Per dolor mi bagno il viso by Marchetto Cara
Performer:  Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1514; Italy 
17.
Zephiro spira il bel tempo rimena, for accompanied voice by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Giulia Valentini (Soprano)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
18.
Cangia sperar mia voglia by Marchetto Cara
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1517; Mantua, Italy 
19.
Fuga ognun amor protervo by Johannes Lulinus Venetus
Performer:  Julie Roset (Soprano), Giulia Valentini (Soprano), Marcos Gutiérrez García (Baritone)
Conductor:  Fabio Antonio Falcone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Amorosa Caccia

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