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San Marco di Venezia: The Golden Age / Les Traversees Baroques


Release Date: 05/18/2018 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24345  
Composer:  Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni BassanoClaudio MeruloAndrea Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is well known that in Venice a “Golden Age” of compositional, vocal, and instrumental musical creativity and virtuosity emerged, and then flourished during the mid-1500s to the mid-1700s. The 16th century experienced a substantial development in the cappella ducale of Saint Mark’s, which, until the end of the 17th century, remained the leading center of musical activity in the city. Evidence of this comes from the profusion of significant musicians that it received in that “Golden Age”: either as maestri di cappella, or as organists (Claudio Merulo, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli), or as virtuoso instrumentalists (the cornet player Giovanni Bassano). Claudio Merulo and Andrea Gabrieli played a decisive role in the simultaneous emergence of Read more Venetian keyboard and stile concertato music. The latter’s nephew Giovanni Gabrieli can be thought of as the standard-bearer of the Venetian School as a whole. The cornett virtuoso Giovanni Bassano composed magnificent polychoral motets in stile concertato for the idiosyncratic liturgy found at St Mark’s. With such works Bassano emerges as the worthy successor of the Gabrielis. Les Traversees Baroques, on this release, explores all of these composers of the Golden Age. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Confitebor tibi, Domine à 13 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
2.
Concerti ecclesistici: Viri sancti gloriosum by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
3.
La Benvenuta, chanson setting for keyboard by Claudio Merulo
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
4.
Miserere mei Deus by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1597; Venice, Italy 
5.
Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon I a 5 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
6.
Vox Domini super aquas Jordanis by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
7.
Toccate d'intavolatura d'organo libro primo: Toccata del nono tono by Andrea Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
8.
Ave Maria by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
9.
Eructavit cor meum by Andrea Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
10.
Quem vidistis pastores by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
11.
Veni, veni dilecte mi, diminution for chamber ensemble (after Palestrina) by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1591 
12.
Nativitas tua Dei genitrix by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
13.
Canzoni (6), 1608: Canzon terza a 4 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1608; Venice, Italy 
14.
O Jesu me dulcissime by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
15.
La Bovia, chanson setting for keyboard by Claudio Merulo
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
16.
Exaudi Deus orationem meam, motet for 7 voices by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
17.
Deus qui beatum marcum by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
18.
Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1591; Venice, Italy 
19.
Ave Regina by Giovanni Bassano
Conductor:  Etienne Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Traversées Baroques
Period: Renaissance 

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