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Bella incognita / Henning


Release Date: 06/07/2019 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 923518  
Composer:  Marco Dall'AquilaLukas Henning
Performer:  Lukas Henning
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With lutenist Lukas Henning, Glossa unveils a striking new talent as he presents Bella incognita, a recital devoted to the enigmatic 16th-century Venetian composer Marco dall’Aquila, a musician frequently referred to in the sources but one who is difficult to characterize. With the increased use of the six-course instrument, writing for the lute became more polyphonic, with a greater level of complexity and frequently making use of existing musical works such as the chanson Il est bel et bon by Pierre Passereau; the system – called tablature – of graphically representing this complexity was introduced as the 16th century commenced. Curiously, Marco made an early petition to hold the rights to the printing of tablature in Venice. Yet Read more apparently, no imprints from him appeared and very little of his own music was printed for some three decades. The story of how some of Marco’s music has survived to this day and the relationship that his kind of compositions – often Ricercari but also an early example of a Fantasia – had with the paintings of Giorgione is engagingly told by Lukas Henning in the booklet essay to this new recording. Henning, whose credentials as a performer and as an investigator are backed by his having studied at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis – and with no less a star in the lutenist firmament than Hopkinson Smith –, intersperses this new selection of works by Marco dall’Aquila with some of his own sympathetic and informed compositions – including a delightful piece which explores the nightmare of breaking a string! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Phrygian Ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
2.
La cara cossa: Excerpt(s) by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
3.
La Santa Anna by Lukas Henning
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
4.
Sesquialtera ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
5.
Nous bergiers by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Venice, Italy 
6.
Frottolesca by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
7.
Priambolesca by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
8.
Dorian ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
9.
La traditora no 38 by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Venice, Italy 
10.
Hypodorian ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
11.
Hypolydian ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
12.
Caelorum Regina Ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
13.
Senza canto and sotana and mezana by Lukas Henning
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
14.
Senza tenore and bordun and contrabasso by Lukas Henning
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
15.
Recercar de Maestro Marco da Laquila–caro–a–h–he by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
16.
Il est bel et bon by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Venice, Italy 
17.
Senza canto by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
18.
Solfamifa ricercar by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
19.
La Compagna della solfamifa by Lukas Henning
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
20.
Tocha tocha la canella by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
21.
Fantasia de Maestro Marcho da Laquila by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
22.
La battaglia by Marco Dall'Aquila
Performer:  Lukas Henning (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Venice, Italy 

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