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Lamentazioni Per La Settimana Santa

Kiehr / Concerto Soave / Aymes
Release Date: 09/10/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 1951952   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo CarissimiMichelangelo RossiGirolamo FrescobaldiGiovanni Palestrina,   ... 
Performer:  Maria Cristina KiehrJean-Marc Aymes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



One of the most beguiling voices to be heard today

Maria Cristina Kiehr’s is one of the most beguiling voices to be heard today. Of a handful of recordings she has made, this disc perhaps makes that point most eloquently because no artifice (whether compositional, stylistic, or vocal) gets in the way of her instrument. As in so much music for Holy Week, the simplicity of the idiom is pared down to essentials. Even the advisability of ornamenting the lines is in doubt. If you suspect that liturgical propriety wouldn’t have stopped 17th-century sopranists from showing off, you may regret that Kiehr plays it quite so straight; but then again it leaves her
Read more nothing to hide behind, which poses a challenge of quite another order. Every note dead centre, each phrase thoughtfully shaped: Kiehr convinces you that no more is needed. Need I say more?

Just a little, then. Kiehr is well served by Concerto Soave, whose contribution is successful because unobtrusive. They follow the music’s lead in leaving Kiehr centre-stage, but a few instrumental pieces give them free rein. Those who know Kapsberger’s wild invention won’t be disappointed; a rarer curiosity is the contemporary arrangement for viol of a Palestrina original. But the other star of the show is another “instrument”, an astonishing claviorganum (a harpsichord coupled with a chamber organ) whose two-toned timbre is perfectly attuned to the prevailing acoustic and sound recording.

-- Fabrice Fitch, Gramophone [7/2007] - (Review from the original release.)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Lamentationes Ieremiae Prophetae, Feriae Quintae in Coena Domini: Incipit Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophe by Giacomo Carissimi
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
2.
Lamentationes Ieremiae Prophetae, Feriae Quintae in Coena Domini: Vaù. Et egressus est a filia Sion by Giacomo Carissimi
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
3.
Toccate e Correnti: Toccata quarta by Michelangelo Rossi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Written: pub c1637 
4.
Jod. Manum suam by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
5.
Heu mihi Domine by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer:  Maria Cristina Kiehr (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1581; Italy 
6.
De Lamentatione Ieremiae Prophetae, 'Feriae VI in Parasceve, Lectio Prima' by Anonymous
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Written: c. 1650 
7.
Lamed. Matribus suis dixerunt, 'Feriae VI in Parasceve, Lectio Seconda' by Anonymous
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Written: c. 1650 
8.
Libro I d'intavolatura di lauto: Toccata 5 by Giovanni Kapsberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1611; Italy 
9.
De Lamentatione Ieremiae Prophetae, 'Sabbati Sancti, Lectio Prima' by Anonymous
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Written: c. 1650 
10.
Toccata arpeggiata by Anonymous
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
11.
Aleph. Quomodo obscuratum est aurum by Giovanni Francesco Marcorelli
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
12.
Incipit Oratio Ieremiae Prophetae by Anonymous
Performer:  Jean-Marc Aymes (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Soave
Written: c. 1650s 

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