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Laudes / Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Memoire


Release Date: 09/08/2009 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 90901   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalOrlando de LassusMaistre JhanAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Nader AghakhaniTaghi Akhbari
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



LAUDES Denis Raisin Dadre, dir; Doulce Mémoire (period instruments) ZIG-ZAG 90901 (76:05 Text and Translation)


Music by LASSUS, WILLAERT, ANON, trad


I’ve heard a number of these East/West programs from several performing groups (Eduardo Paniagua has done some of them). Nine tracks are devoted to laude, or Italian devotional songs, all published in 1563, hence later than the more familiar 13th-century Laudario of Cortona Read more or the 14th-century Laudario of Florence; more precisely, two of the nine are sacred madrigals. The other four tracks are Islamic songs that served a similar devotional purpose for Sufi groups that the laude did for the Italian confraternities. Doulce Mémoire is joined by an Iranian singer, Taghi Akhbari, a târ player (a plucked lute, though the notes don’t tell us that), and Nader Aghakhani, who led the whole ensemble in the four Islamic songs.


One of the laude is in a collection published in Rome in 1600, credited to Lassus. One of the madrigals is by Willaert, though published in Venice in a collection of laude. The music is unfamiliar, and I don’t mean just the Islamic songs. But the performances insinuated themselves as I heard them repeatedly. This group is remarkable for achieving that. One thing can be said for the recording: this ordinary CD distributes as much surround sound as any 5.1 channeling I’ve ever heard. It’s uncanny, and it helped to win me over from an initial lack of interest. If you want to hear something different, try this.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Djânam, Djânam... by Traditional
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
2.
Poi che'l mio largo pianto by Orlando de Lassus
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1583; Munich, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3.
Con doglia e con pieta by Maistre Jhan
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Alma, che scarca del corporeo velo by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5.
Biâ Biâ deldâreman, Ey yâre man, Ey yâre man... by Traditional
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
6.
Io ti vengo, Giesu, drieto by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7.
O pane del ciel by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 9 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8.
Yâ Hou Yâ man Hou by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
9.
Al pie del duro sasso by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
10.
Piangi ingrato core by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 7 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Piangete egri mortali by Adrian Willaert
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12.
Dimmi dolce Maria by Anonymous
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
13.
Cor maligno e pien di fraude by Giovanni Animuccia
Performer:  Nader Aghakhani (Tar), Taghi Akhbari (Voice)
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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