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D'India: Secular Vocal Music / Elyma Ensemble


Release Date: 04/01/2008 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93369   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sigismondo D'IndiaGaspar SanzGiovanni Kapsberger
Performer:  Maurizia BarazzoniSandro VoltaOlga ErcoliLuigi Polsini,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 42 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

INDIA Le musiche, Books 1 and 2: Excerpts. 1 Madrigals, Arias, and Dances. 2 Le musiche da cantar, Book 5 3 & Gabriel Garrido (fl, cond); Matelda Viola (sop); 1 Paola Ronchetti (sop); 1 Mauricia Barazzoni (sop); 3 Read more Sandro Volta (archlute, gtr, chitarrone); 3 Ens Elyma 2 (period instruments) BRILLIANT 93369 (3 CDs: 161:43 Text and Translation)

& SANZ Instrumental pieces 3

These three discs of music by Sigismondo d’India (c. 1580–1629) were originally issued by Tactus as 580403 (30:4), 580401 (16:2), and 580402, respectively. Brilliant has packaged the series in a box, as they did for Rossi last month. Only two of the discs were reviewed here. The earliest of these was the first recording by Garrido and his ensemble, a group that has made an impressive series of recordings on another label ever since. The latest was faulted for very short playing time, but it shared the earlier disc’s favorable reception. There is one duplication among these discs, and not much overlap with other recordings of the composer.

The first disc is titled “Secular Duets,” for d’India’s five books titled Le musiche all include solos and duets, while his five-voice madrigals were published separately in eight books. The two duets from Book 1 (1609) are among only three in a book devoted otherwise to monody, but Book 2 (1615) is a collection of duets with continuo. This publication appeared in the same summer as his Madrigals, Book 3, which were his first madrigals with continuo (like Monteverdi’s slightly earlier Book 5). These two publications are evidence of the composer’s comfortable position (since 1611) at the court of Savoy, for he dedicated this Book 2 to his patron, the duke of Savoy. The unfamiliar pair of sopranos, as noted earlier, makes a good team.

The second disc drew on every known published book (the sixth book of madrigals is unknown). Not only was this Garrido’s first recording, but his ensemble included such names, soon to become familiar, as Maria Cristina Kiehr, Claudio Cavina, Daniele Carnovich, as well as the already well-known Josep Cabrè. The notes survey the course of the composer’s career in the light of the music, so this is an especially good disc as an introduction to the composer. Some of his music was already available on records at the time, but this disc avoided duplicating much of it. Even here, only O leggiadri occhi from Book 2 is also heard on the disc of duets.

The solo disc, which spaces out the vocals with instrumentals, is a lovely program. Only a few pieces are duplicated in scattered collections by Nigel Rogers (16:5), Nancy Ross (20:6), and Maria Cristina Kiehr (26:5), but the unknown Mauricia Barazzoni matches them with a delicate voice and sensitive accompaniment on the Spanish guitar, archlute, and chitarrone. She can also summon enough vocal power when it is needed. The three discs are complementary, giving us a broader grasp of d’India than ever before. Costing less than most full-priced singles, this is a lot of music for the money.

FANFARE: J. F. Weber
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Works on This Recording

1. Cori di marinai nella favola d'Arione: Hor che per l'onde by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Cori di marinai nella favola d'Arione: Ne le grotte atre e by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3. Cori di marinai nella favola d'Arione: O bramato Arione by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Cori di marinai nella favola d'Arione: Felice chi vi mira/ben ebbe amica stella by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1621; Italy 
5. Le musiche, book 5: Torna il sereno zefiro by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Guitar/Archlute/Chitarrone)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
6. Le musiche, book 1: Dove potrò mai gir by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Olga Ercoli (Triple Harp), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba),
Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Matelda Viola (Soprano),
Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
7. Le musiche, book 1: Fresche erbette novelle by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord),
Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Matelda Viola (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
8. Le musiche, book 2: Chi nudrisce tua speme, cor mio? by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano),
Matelda Viola (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9. Le musiche, book 2: Langue al vostro languir by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Olga Ercoli (Triple Harp), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba),
Matelda Viola (Soprano), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass),
Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
10. Le musiche, book 2: Voi baciatrici, saettatrici by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Matelda Viola (Soprano), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass),
Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11. Le musiche, book 2: La mia Filli crudel by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Margarethe Thyssen (Soprano Vla da gamba), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord),
Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Matelda Viola (Soprano),
Paola Ronchetti (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1615; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12. Le musiche, book 2: Ecco Filli, mia bella by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano),
Matelda Viola (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
13. Le musiche, book 2: Sù, sù, prendi la cetra by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Margarethe Thyssen (Soprano Vla da gamba), Matelda Viola (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba),
Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass),
Paola Ronchetti (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
14. Le musiche, book 2: O leggiadri occhi, begli occhi miei cari by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo),
Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Matelda Viola (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1615; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
15. Le musiche, book 2: Ardo, lassa, o non ardo? by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo),
Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Matelda Viola (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16. Le musiche, book 2: Ma se non è piacer by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass),
Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Matelda Viola (Soprano), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
17. Le musiche, book 2: Ma se quest'e pensier by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass),
Matelda Viola (Soprano), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
18. Le musiche, book 2: Colpa mia fora ben by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba),
Matelda Viola (Soprano), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
19. Le musiche, book 2: Amo o non amo? Ahimè! by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba),
Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Matelda Viola (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
20. Le musiche, book 2: Io gelo, dunque io ardo by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba),
Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Matelda Viola (Soprano), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21. Le musiche, book 2: E' gentil cosa Amor by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord),
Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo), Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Matelda Viola (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
22. Le musiche, book 2: Anzi amiamo e speriamo by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Paola Ronchetti (Soprano), Luigi Polsini (Soprano Vla da gamba), Gino Nappo (Harpsichord),
Luigi Polsini (Double Bass), Matelda Viola (Soprano), Giovanni Caruso (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
23. Il primo libro de madrigali: no 3, Parlo, miser, o taccio? by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
24. Il primo libro de madrigali: no 6, Felice chi vi mira by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1606; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
25. Secondo libro dei madrigali a 5 voci: Crudel, perché by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1611; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
26. Terzo libro de madrigali: Indarno febo by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1615; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
27. A Dio, Filli, ben mio by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1621; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
28. Quarto libro de madrigali a 5 voci, 1616: Pargoletta e colei by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1616; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
29. Quinto libro de madrigali: Io mi sento morir by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1616; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
30. Settimo libro de madrigali: Io moro e consolato by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1624; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
31. Quale amor mercede avra by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
32. Amorosi miei sol by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1610; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
33. Io vi lascio, mie scorte by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
34. Tu non miri, Coridon by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1621; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
35. Le musiche, book 5: O che gradita by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone),
Sandro Volta (Archlute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
36. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Españoleta by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Archlute), Sandro Volta (Guitar),
Sandro Volta (Chitarrone)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sigismondo D'India. 
37. Le musiche, book 5: Infelice Didone by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Archlute),
Sandro Volta (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
38. Le musiche, book 5: O gioia de' mortali by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Archlute),
Sandro Volta (Guitar)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
39. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Folías by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone),
Sandro Volta (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sigismondo D'India. 
40. Le musiche, book 5: Io che del ciel by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Archlute),
Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
41. Toccata by Giovanni Kapsberger
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Archlute), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Guitar),
Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sigismondo D'India. 
42. Le musiche, book 5: O del cielo d'amor unico sole by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Archlute), Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone),
Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
43. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Pavana por la D con Partidas al Aire Español by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Archlute),
Sandro Volta (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sigismondo D'India. 
44. Le musiche, book 5: Misera me fia vero "Lamento d'Olimpia" by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Archlute),
Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
45. Le musiche, book 5: Torna il sereno zefiro by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone),
Sandro Volta (Archlute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
46. Le musiche, book 5: Questo dardo, quest'arco by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Archlute), Sandro Volta (Guitar),
Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
47. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano), Sandro Volta (Guitar), Sandro Volta (Chitarrone),
Sandro Volta (Archlute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sigismondo D'India. 
48. Le musiche, book 5: Sfere fermate by Sigismondo D'India
Performer:  Sandro Volta (Chitarrone), Sandro Volta (Archlute), Sandro Volta (Guitar),
Maurizia Barazzoni (Soprano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1623; Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
49. Le musiche, book 4: Mentre che'l cor by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1621; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
50. Le musiche, book 3: Soccors'ohimè ben mio by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1618; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
51. Le musiche, book 2: Argo non vide mai by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1615; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
52. Le musiche, book 2: O leggiadri occhi, begli occhi miei cari by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1615; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
53. Le musiche, book 1: Che farai, Meliseo? by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
54. Le musiche, book 1: Pianget', occhi miei lassi by Sigismondo D'India
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elyma Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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