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Dolcissimo Sospiro - Arias & Madrigals / Accademia Strumentale Italiana

Caccini / Bassani / Accademia Strumentale Italiana
Release Date: 03/30/2010 
Label:  Divox   Catalog #: 70202-6  
Composer:  Giulio CacciniFrancesco M. BassiniLuzzasco LuzzaschiVincenzo Bonizzi,   ... 
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Winner - 2007 MIDEM Classical Award for Early Music Recording

Italian late Renaissance composer Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) was not only one of the most famous composers of his time but also an exceptionally gifted singer. However, as for the interpretation of his songs, he was at odds with his colleagues: During the Renaissance, there was a long tradition of allowing singers and instrumentalists to enrich every type of music with free inventions added at their pleasure. At the same time, such freedom of ornamentation was one of the main reasons for confusion and disagreements at musical performances. Caccini's strong disapproval of this fashion is expressed in his preface to his "Nuove musiche", an anthology
Read more of his works published in 1602. Here the composer seemed genuinely interested in the performance of his works and meticulously notated the ornaments, laying down their quantity and nature very precisely as a means of supporting the expression of the text. In comparison to the familiar manuscript versions with added ornaments, the monodies published by Caccini are embellished only sparingly and with great discretion, searching for a poetic and musical expression that should come as close as possible to the style of singing with lyre accompaniment as it was practiced and described by the Ancients. "Dolcissimo sospiro" presents a fine selection of strophic arias and madrigals from Caccini's "Nuove Musiche".

Arie and Madrigals with instrumental music layed on period instruments.

Accademia Strumentale Italiana
Roberta Invernizza - soprano
Beatrice Pornon - lute, archlute, guitar
Aberta Rasi - viola de gamba
Luca Guglielmi - organ, harpsichord
Rolf Lislevand - lute on track 14

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Works on This Recording

1.
Ch'io non t'ami, cor mio by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1614; Italy 
2.
Toccata by Francesco M. Bassini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
3.
Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Tutto'l di piango by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
4.
Toccata del quarto tono by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1593; Ferrara, Italy 
5.
Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Dalla porta d'oriente by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 
6.
Alcune opere: Jouissance vous donneray by Vincenzo Bonizzi
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1626; Parma, Italy 
7.
Torna deh torna by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1614 
8.
Toccata by Giovanni Antonio Terzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
9.
Le nuove musiche: Amarilli mia bella by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
10.
Il terzo libro de canzoni: Susanne un jour by Claudio Merulo
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
11.
Con le luci d'un bel ciglio by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1614; Italy 
12.
Lezioni di contrappunto con alcune toccate e vari madrigali scritti da Orazio Bassani: Tocata by Orazio Bassani
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Renaissance 
13.
Le nuove musiche: Dolcissimo sospiro by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
14.
Vestiva i colli by Giovanni Antonio Terzi
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
15.
La bella man vi stringo by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1614; Italy 
16.
Le nuove musiche: Amor, io parto by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
17.
Io son ferito ahi lasso by Orazio Bassani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
18.
Vaga su spin'ascosa by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1614; Italy 
19.
Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Amor, ch'attendi, amor, che fai by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Roberta Invernizzi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Italian Instrumental Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1614; Italy 

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