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Segreti Accenti - Italian Renaissance Music / Cantar alla Viola


Release Date: 04/06/2018 
Label:  Quartz Music   Catalog #: 2125  
Composer:  Luzzasco LuzzaschiLuca MarenzioCostanzo FestaThomas Crecquillon,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release is dedicated to one of the most esteemed musical practices of the Renaissance: the art of accompanying the voice with the viola da gamba. Cantare alla viola (singing with a viol) is the name for this practice, which was quite common at the time. The art of this practice lies in the ability of the “viola” player to arrange and play madrigals to accompany one single voice, as a lutenist or vihuela player commonly does. Cantar alla Viola has careful selected some of the finest pieces of the Italian Renaissance in order to illustrate the intimate and skillful musical practice of Cantare alla viola. The pieces vary from the subtle and transparent trecento 2-voice ballades of Magister Piero and Andrea da Firenze played on the viella, Read more to the exquisite and virtuous madrigals for one soprano by Luzzascho Luzasschi, accompanied by the viola da gamba. The Renaissance villanelle and 3-voice madrigals by Luca Marenzio and Costanzo Festa, are adapted for the polyphonic playing of two different bowed vihuelas. Solo pieces have been added to the release to show the instrumental practice on a bowed vihuela through arrangements of lute and keyboard pieces by composers such as Marco Antonio Cavazzoni or Francesco da Milano. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aura soave by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; Ferrara, Italy 
2.
Amor tien il suo regno by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
3.
Se mai vedete amanti by Costanzo Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
4.
Mort m'a privé a 4 by Thomas Crecquillon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
5.
Amor, l'mi lamento by Andrea da Firenze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
6.
Il primo libro delle villanelle: Lasso non č cor mio ch'io ti rimiri by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
7.
Io vorrei Dio d'amore by Silvestro Ganassi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
8.
Il primo libro delle villanelle: Con la fronte fiorita e i crin'ardenti by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
9.
Il primo libro delle villanelle: Al primo vostro sguardo by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
10.
Dicemi la mia stella by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
11.
Intavolatura cioe recercari, canzoni, himni, magnificati, composti per...Book 1: Ricercare 2 by Girolamo Cavazzoni
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1543; Italy 
12.
Ogni diletto by Magister Piero
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
13.
Altro non č'l mio amor by Costanzo Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
14.
O primavera by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; Ferrara, Italy 
15.
Alma che fai, che pensi by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
16.
Le rose, fronde e fiori by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
17.
Ahime che col fuggire by Luca Marenzio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
18.
Ricercare no 7 by Francesco Da Milano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
19.
Chavalcando Con Un Giovine Accorto by Piero
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
20.
Madonna io mi consumo by Costanzo Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
21.
Ch'io non t'ami cor mio by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1601; Ferrara, Italy 

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