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Carissimi: Oratorio della SS Vergine, Jonas / Micheli


Release Date: 09/04/2007 
Label:  Tactus   Catalog #: 602802   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giacomo Carissimi
Performer:  Gabriele Micheli
Conductor:  Gabriele Micheli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Complesso Pro Musica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



CARISSIMI Oratorio della SS Vergine. Jonas Gabriele Micheli, dir; Complesso Pro Musica Firenze TACTUS 602802 (54:34 Text and Translation)


The Oratorio of the Blessed Virgin is one of two that Giacomo Carissimi (1605–1674) composed in the vernacular. The other one, Daniele , was coupled with the only previous recording (17:1), a more logical coupling and a better value at a Read more full hour in length. It is coupled here with one of the most frequently recorded of the composer’s works, so you may very well have another version already. The annotators of both recordings agree that the first work is an early one.


This version, however, has a lovely aura of the space where the performance is taking place, the various singers situated in different acoustic surroundings and located at varying distances from the listener. The older version is quite flat in its perspective, though the performance is just as fine. Jonas is given a vigorous performance that shares the engineering benefits of the other work. Even if you have Jonas , this is an excellent way to hear one of the composer’s offbeat works. It shows the unfamiliar ensemble off so well that further discs are awaited.


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Works on This Recording

1. Oratorio della santissima Vergine by Giacomo Carissimi
Performer:  Gabriele Micheli (Organ)
Conductor:  Gabriele Micheli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Complesso Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Venue:  Lamole, Chianti, Florence, Italy 
Length: 25 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Lamole, Chianti, Florence, Italy (10/03/2003 - 10/05/2003) 
2. Jonas by Giacomo Carissimi
Performer:  Gabriele Micheli (Organ)
Conductor:  Gabriele Micheli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florence Complesso Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Venue:  Lamole, Chianti, Florence, Italy 
Length: 28 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Lamole, Chianti, Florence, Italy (10/03/2003 - 10/05/2003) 

Sound Samples

Oratorio della SS vergine: Sinfonia
Oratorio della SS vergine: Io dell'eterna Mente ...
Oratorio della SS vergine: Ecco al vento le bandiere
Oratorio della SS vergine: Taccia Betulla
Oratorio della SS vergine: Su su si spogli di fiori il prato
Oratorio della SS vergine: Notte mai non e sì nera
Jonas: Simphonia
Jonas: Et praeliabantur venti
Jonas: Tulerunt nautae Jonam
Jonas: Peccavimus, Domine

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