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Francesco Ratis: Dialoghi con l'Angelo / Ducker, Nuovo Aspetto


Release Date: 05/13/2014 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24290   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francesco RatisStefano LandiTarquinio MerulaBernardo Gianoncelli,   ... 
Performer:  Christian DietzCornelia SamuelisYorck Felix SpeerChiyuki Okamura,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There was a rumour in circulation the famous 'Passacalli della Vita' - a genuine hit in the Early Music scene - was not an original composition from the 17th century at all, but the work of a present-day musician who made this very unusual aria known. The lutenist Michael Dücker has attempted to get to the bottom of this story, and obtained a copy of the printed edition ostensibly containing the song. As things turned out, not only was the sought-for aria original, but there were many other musical treasures hidden in this bundle of approximately 200 pages. In this printed edition of 1657, of which only a few copies survive today, Francesco Ratis, organist of the Oratorium Order at Chiavenna, compiled numerous popular and folkloristic Read more canzonette and provided them with spiritual texts. The aim of this music was to convert the listeners with catchy melodies to dialect texts, thereby encouraging them to be pious. The most exciting and interesting item in the bundle is a type of miniature oratorio hidden at the end of the collection. It consists of four dialogues featuring angels, demons and musicians who, in each case, confront personified figures such as the soul, the world, the conscience and the body. Musically speaking, Francesco Ratis primarily transforms the dialogues in a songlike fashion. Through richly-coloured instrumentation (e.g. psalterium, harp, trombone and baroque guitar) the Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto is able to bring out the various characters in a particularly vivid manner. Several instrumental works of this period have also been included as a supplement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ciaccona di Paradiso e dell'Inferno, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Sinfonia No. 2 by Stefano Landi
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3.
Dialogo frà l'Angelo et un Musico, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Performer:  Christian Dietz (), Cornelia Samuelis ()
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4.
Non si và al Cielo, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Per malum velle, for ensemble by Tarquinio Merula
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
6.
Sinfonia No. 3 by Stefano Landi
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
La Ruggiera, for ensemble by Tarquinio Merula
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
Dialogo frà l'Angelo, l'Anima et il Demonio, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Performer:  Yorck Felix Speer (), Chiyuki Okamura (), Cornelia Samuelis ()
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Vana Bergamasca, for ensemble by Bernardo Gianoncelli
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
10.
Ruger confuso, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
11.
Aria Terza, sopra un Balletto, for ensemble by Marco Uccellini
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Dialogo frà l'Anima et la Coscienza, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Performer:  Chiyuki Okamura (), Franz Vitzthum ()
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13.
Aria Quarta, Sopra la Ciacona, for ensemble by Marco Uccellini
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14.
Dialogo frà l'Angelo, l'Anima, il Mondo, la Carne et il Demonio, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Performer:  Franz Vitzthum (), Cornelia Samuelis (), Yorck Felix Speer (),
Christian Dietz (), Chiyuki Okamura ()
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
15.
Fuga del mondo, for ensemble by Francesco Ratis
Conductor:  Michael Dücker
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Nuovo Aspetto
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  WDR Studio 2, Cologne, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Ciaccona di Paradiso e d'Inferno
Sinfonia: No. 2
Dialoghi con l'Angelo: O Musico t'annuntio un gran lamento
Non si va al Cielo
Per malum velle (after T. Merula's Quand'io volsi l'altra sera)
Sinfonia No. 3
Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, Book 3, Op. 12: La Ruggiero
Dialoghi con l'Angelo: Anima bella per il Ciel creata che custodir
Vana Bergamasca
Ruger confuso
Sonate, arie et correnti, Book 3: Aria terza sopra, "Balletto"
Dialoghi con l'Angelo: Cosa hai anima triste che si turbata e mesta appari in vista?
Sonate, arie et correnti, Book 3: Aria quarta sopra, "La Ciacona"
Dialoghi con l'Angelo: Ama Anima Dio sol bonta
Fuga del mondo

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