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Marco Dall'Aquila: Music for Lute / Sandro Volta

Dall'aquila
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94805   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Little is known of Marco Dall’Aquila. His name appears sporadically in the letters of contemporaries, all of whom praise his talents as a lutenist and theoretician. It is thought that he was born in 1480 and died in 1544, and therefore his period of composition spanned two vastly different periods in the life of lute music: towards the end of the Middle Ages – at the end of the 1400s – the use of plectrum was the respected practice, whereas during the 1540s, the period of the instrument’s greatest vogue, a complex polyphony and simultaneous use of multiple strings was the favoured approach. Dall’Aquila’s music acts as a bridge between these two styles.

Sandro Volta is a specialist of Italian Renaissance-Baroque lute music,
Read more whose interpretations have been widely praised in publications such as Diapason d’Or and The New York Times. He has written many critical and informative articles, including several for Grove, and has also been artistic director for a variety of Italian theatres such as the Teatro Ruggeri of Guastalla and the Teatro Moruzzi of Noceto.

Other information:
- First recordings, recorded in 2013.
- Marco Dall’Aquila lived from 1480 to 1544, a period in which the lute made a substantial development: from the monodic use of the plectrum as used in the Middle Ages to a more complex and polyphonic use on an increased number of strings in the Renaissance.
- The repertoire on this disc contains Ricercars, Fantasias and a number of dance forms, conjuring up the atmosphere of the courts and palaces in which this stately and noble music must have resounded.
- Lutenist Sandro Volta is an expert in his field, a writer and musicologist with numerous publications to his name. He plays a six-course lute by Ivo Magherini. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cavalcha no 46 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
2.
Ricercar no 29 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
3.
Ricercar alla frottola by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
4.
In te Domine speravi no 55 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
5.
Burato no 45 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
6.
Bragantin no 47 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
7.
D'una cosa spagnola no 24 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
8.
Pomo no 31 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
9.
Burato no 44 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
10.
La traditora no 30b by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
11.
Fantasia no 36 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
12.
Ricercar no 2 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
13.
Ricercar no 6 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
14.
Ricercar no 5 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
15.
Ricercar no 4 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
16.
Ricercar no 3 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
17.
Ricercar no 7 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
18.
Ricercar no 8 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
19.
Ricercar no 9 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
20.
Ricercar no 10 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)
21.
Intabolatura di liuto de diversi autori: Fantasia by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Lute)

Sound Samples

Cavalcha No. 46
Ricercar No. 29 in F Major
Ricercar alla frottola
In te Domine speravi No. 55
Burato No. 45
Bragantin No. 47
D'una cosa spagnola No. 24
Pomo No. 31 in G Major
Burato No. 44
La traditora No. 30b
Fantasia No. 36
Ricercar No. 2: "Benedicta es"
Ricercar No. 3
Ricercar No. 4
Ricercar No. 5
Ricercar No. 6
Ricercar No. 7
Ricercar No. 8
Ricercar No. 9
Ricercar No. 10
Fantasia (Intabolatura di Liuto di diversi Autori)

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