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Con voce quasi humana / Donadini, Ensemble Perlaro


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Raum Klang   Catalog #: RK3501  
Composer:  Francesco LandiniAnonymousJacopo da BolognaGiovanni da Firenze,   ... 
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Con voce quasi humana” presents a panoramic view of the secular music of the Trecento, from the earliest surviving anonymous pieces from the Rossi codex, and those by the first musicians whose actual names we know (Piero, Giovanni da Cascia, and Jacopo da Bologna), via the florid style of some of the best-known Florentine maestri (Francesco Landini), to the rapid decay of this culture in the early Quattrocento. The majority of pieces recorded here come from what is arguably the most important and lavishly executed collection of Trecento music – the famous Squarcialupi codex, now preserved in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana. A special aspect of this recording by the Perlaro Ensemble lies in the all-vocal interpretation of the Trecento Read more pieces. Through this approach, a clarity of pronunciation and phrasing is attained that to a certain extent makes it easier to hear all the “voices” within the various compositional styles and genres, such as madrigals, ballatas, and caccias. On the other hand, the title, “con voce quasi humana” (with a quasi-human voice) also represents human voices in the form of conversations in the song texts. Moreover, this recording focuses on songs about singing, songs that carry the listener away to an ideal place, putting him/her into the poet’s mood. It is up to each person to decide whether the songs seduce or cause torment, or whether they give the listener happiness with their enchanting beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Per seguir la sperança by Francesco Landini
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
2.
O crudel donna, madrigal by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
3.
I' sentě zŕ by Jacopo da Bologna
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
4.
Donna fia fu' leggiadr'annamorata by Giovanni da Firenze
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
5.
Per non far lieto alcun de la mia doglia by Gherardello da Firenze
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
6.
In verde prato by Jacopo da Bologna
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
7.
Tal mi fa guerra che mi mostra pace by Niccolo da Perugia
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
8.
Per un verde boschetto, ballata for 3 voices by Bartolino da Padova
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: by 1405; Italy 
9.
Quel sole che nutrica'l gentil fiore by Bartolino da Padova
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
10.
Dč, dimmi tu by Francesco Landini
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
11.
Che ti çova nasconder by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Venice, Italy 
12.
Nessun ponga speranza by Francesco Landini
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
13.
O zentil madona mia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
14.
A poste messe veltri e gran mastini by Lorenzo da Firenze
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period:  Medieval 
Written: Italy 
15.
Donna, se per te moro by Andrea da Firenze
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
16.
Ricorditi di me, maddonna mia by Bartolino da Padova
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
17.
Con dolce brama by Magister Piero
Conductor:  Lorenza Donadini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Perlaro
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 

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