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Carlos V, Mille Regretz. Capella Reial/Savall


Release Date: 04/08/2003 
Label:  Alia Vox   Catalog #: 9814   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Heinrich IsaacAnonymousJuan de EnzinaThoinot Arbeau,   ... 
Performer:  Arianna Savall
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de CatalunyaHespèrion XXI
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Jordi Savall has brought us yet another treasure on his own Alia Vox label, this time a mixed bag of music by Reformation Era composers and a handful of slightly earlier works. It's all taken from a concert program Savall gave last year under the aegis of "greatest hits of the court of Charles V". The composers presented are mostly court musicians for that Holy Roman Emperor, but Josquin and Heinrich Isaac also are included, the latter as a nod to Charles' grandfather, Maximilian I, who was responsible for getting Charles the crown. Savall combines his first-rate instrumental ensemble, updated to Hespèrion XXI, with his own vocal group, La Capella Reial de Catalunya. The results are
Read more captivating. Savall's musicians are tops in the field, and their collective talents, constantly on display in this varied program, are simply a joy to hear.

Savall & Co. have visited this territory many times before, but they have managed to come up with new pieces not duplicated on their many other recordings. Mille Regretz is the name of a Josquin chanson that supposedly was Charles' favorite. Cristobal Morales and others based works on it, and parts of Morales' sublime mass of the same name are given sweet, rich-textured interpretations. A special treat is the vocally stunning Belle qui tiens ma vie by Toinot Arbeau. Sung in a brisk round, the vocalists' rapid-fire delivery and pin-point accuracy is both exhilarating and exhausting. There are also some nice intimate moments, like Luys de Narvaez's solo lute version of Mille Regretz, or the Agnus Dei from Morales' mass.

The entire proceedings are presented in Alia Vox's usual full-bodied, velvety sound, with some of the best reproduction of Renaissance percussion instruments I've heard in some time. Early music lovers should eat this up, and most other enthusiasts of good vocal music will find plenty to adore here as well.
--David Preiser, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fortuna desperata by Heinrich Isaac
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
2. Quand je bois du vin clairet by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
3. Amor con Fortuna by Juan de Enzina
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
4. Todos los bienes del mundo by Juan de Enzina
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
5. Harto de tanta porfia by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
6. Orchésographie: Belle qui tiens ma vie by Thoinot Arbeau
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Written: pub 1588/89, 1596 
7. Vecchie letrose by Adrian Willaert
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1545; Italy 
8. Missa "Mille regretz": Sanctus by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1544; Italy 
9. Jubilate Deo omnis terra by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1542; Italy 
10. Mille regretz by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya
11. La guerra by Mateo Flecha
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Spain 
12. Missa "Mille regretz": Agnus Dei by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1544; Italy 
13. Mille regretz "La Canción del Emperador" by Luis de Narváez
Performer:  Arianna Savall (Harp)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1538; Spain 
14. Circumdederunt by Cristóbal de Morales
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
15. Dit le burguygnon by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
16. Vive le Roi by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
17. La Spagna by Josquin Des Préz
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
18. Het derde musyck boexken...alderhande danserye: La Battaille by Tylman Susato
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1551; Antwerp, Belgium 
19. Fanfare by Anonymous
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century 
20. Da pacem Domine by Girolamo Parabosco
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Capella Reial de Catalunya,  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1540; Italy 
21. Diferencias sobre "Belle qui tiens ma vie" by Antonio De Cabezón
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 

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