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Orpheus: Songs, Arias & Madrigals from the 17th Century / Pregardien


Release Date: 05/04/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555168  
Composer:  Robert JohnsonAntonio DraghiMaurice GreeneWilliam Byrd,   ... 
Performer:  Julian PrégardianKerstin FahrBarbara HeindlmeierChristian Heim,   ... 
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Around 1600 the early Baroque solo song with instrumental accompaniment began sharing the musical stage with polyphonic Renaissance vocal works of contrapuntal stamp. Although this period was distinguished by musical forms of great diversity and variability, there was one clear premise: the immediacy of musical expression. Consequently, the person of Orpheus became one of the most important figures. He was the singer who accompanied himself on the lyre and expressed his deepest feelings textually and musically. The successful tenor Julian Prégardien teams up with the ensemble Teatro del Mondo led by Andreas Küppers, who has assisted René Jacobs and others for many years, to trace the representation and reception of this Read more mythical singer in the seventeenth century. Accompanied by a great many instruments, the musicians cover the first operas in Italy, spend time with part songs and lute songs from England, and discover song collections from Germany. Dances and diminutions function as interludes. This is an album like a painting: Orpheus sings and plays in the midst of shepherds, nymphs, animals, trees, and stones. In 2016 Die Rheinpfalz wrote after an “Orpheus Concert”: “With Julian Prégardien and the early music ensemble Teatro del Mondo we found ourselves in the uppermost reaches of Baroque vocal and instrumental music. The sound of this formation is gentle and rough, highly expressive and emotional, and yet governed by artistic discernment.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Orpheus I am by Robert Johnson
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
2.
La lira d'Orfeo: Ma, divertim'io voglio by Antonio Draghi
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
3.
Orpheus with his lute by Maurice Greene
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
4.
Psalmes, Songs and Sonnets...fit for Voyces or Viols: Come, woeful Orpheus by William Byrd
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1611; England 
5.
Allerhand Oden und LIeder, Part I: No. 5, Als Orpheus schlug sein Instrument by Gabriel Voigtlander
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
6.
Euridice: Antri, ch'a miei lamenti by Jacopo Peri
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1600; Italy 
7.
Opitianischer Orpheus: No. 7. Nachtklag by Johann Erasmus Kindermann
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
8.
Al fonte, al prato by Jacopo Peri
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1609; Italy 
9.
Filli mia, Filli dolce by Francesco Rasi
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
10.
L'Orfeo: Vi ricorda, o boschi ombrosi by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
11.
Orfeo: Fantaisie "Les pleurs d'Orphée" by Luigi Rossi
Performer:  Kerstin Fahr (Recorder), Barbara Heindlmeier (Recorder), Christian Heim (Recorder),
Andreas Küppers (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1647; Italy 
12.
Third Booke of Ayres: Breake now my heart and dye by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Renaissance 
Written: pub 1617; England 
13.
Oft have I sigh'd for him that heares me not by Thomas Campion
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1617; England 
14.
Euridice: Non piango e non sospiro by Jacopo Peri
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1600; Italy 
15.
Opitianischer Orpheus: No. 4, Jetzund kommt die Nacht herbei by Johann Erasmus Kindermann
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
16.
Passagagli by Anonymous
Performer:  Andreas Küppers (Lute-harpsichord)
17.
Prophetess, Z 627: Charon the peaceful Shade invites by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
18.
L'Orfeo dolente: Sinfonia - Numi d'Abisso by Domenico Belli
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
19.
Toccata seconda by Giovanni Maria Trabaci
Performer:  Flora Papadopoulos (Baroque Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
20.
L'Orfeo: Qual honor di te fia degno by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
21.
Le trésor d'Orphée: Prelude by Antoine Francisque
Performer:  Toshonori Ozaki (Lute)
22.
Opitianischer Orpheus: Ach Liebste, lass uns eilen by Johann Erasmus Kindermann
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
23.
Euridice: Giote al canto mio by Jacopo Peri
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1600; Italy 
24.
Orpheus die Harfen schlug so fein, madrigal for voices & continuo by Johann Steffens
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
Period: Baroque 
25.
La lira d'Orfeo: Al suon di questa lira by Antonio Draghi
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
26.
Opitianischer Orpheus: No. 3. Wann sich der werte Gast by Johann Erasmus Kindermann
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo
27.
The Bird Fancyer's Delight: The Indian Nightingale by Anonymous
Conductor:  Andreas Küppers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Teatro Del Mondo

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