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Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi / Dumestre, Le Poeme Harmonique


Release Date: 09/27/2019 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 438  
Composer:  Gregorio AllegriLuigi RossiClaudio MonteverdiAnonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Eva ZaïcikDeborah CachetNicholas ScottMarc Mauillon
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Allegri’s Miserere, with its heartbreaking harmonies, its verses alternately chanted and ornamented, its seraphic voices, is sheer Baroque magic. Since its composition in Rome in 1630, the work has constantly been transformed. Le Poème Harmonique approaches the score through the prism of its metamorphoses, the ornaments and transpositions added since the time when Mozart himself transcribed the piece, then jealously guarded by the Vatican, which punished publication of it with anathema. From the Renaissance onwards, musicians dressed up the finest secular tunes of their time in sacred words. The most famous example of all, the Pianto della Madonna, in which Monteverdi transferred to the Virgin Mary the mournful strains of his Lamento Read more d’Arianna, illustrates these exchanges between repertories. Similarly, his famous Sì dolce è ’l tormento is here transformed into Sì dolce è ’l martire with the help of the mysterious Virgilio Albanese. Other masters of the period, such as Rossi, Mazzocchi and Marazzoli, also adapted their works to sacred texts. With this programme, which builds on the experience of the album Nova Metamorfosi, one of Le Poème Harmonique’s major triumphs, Vincent Dumestre celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his ensemble. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Miserere mei, Deus by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Un allato messagier by Luigi Rossi
Performer:  Eva Zaïcik (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Sì dolce è'l tormento, SV 332 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Deborah Cachet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Domine, ne in furore tuo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
5.
Non est sanitas carni meae by Anonymous
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
6.
Adflictus sum by Anonymous
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
7.
Breve e la vita nostra, aria for 3 voices & continuo by Domenico Mazzocchi
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8.
La comica del cielo: Sinfonia by Antonio Maria Abbatini
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
9.
Chi soffre speri by Marco Marazzoli
Performer:  Nicholas Scott (Tenor), Deborah Cachet (Soprano)
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
10.
Un sonno ohimè by Marco Marazzoli
Performer:  Eva Zaïcik (Mezzo Soprano), Marc Mauillon (Baritone)
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
11.
Maria, quid ploras?, motet for 5 voices SV 97/3.k (contrafacta of SV 97/3) by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
12.
Pascha concelebranda by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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