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Passions: Venezia 1600-1750 / Jourdain, Les Cris de Paris


Release Date: 09/20/2019 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902632  
Composer:  Tarquinio MerulaClaudio MonteverdiPier Francesco CavalliGiovanni Legrenzi,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Alternating between transcendentally inspired secular music and sacred music embodied in theatrical fashion, Geoffroy Jourdain invites us to explore the multiple expressions of human passions.

This new adventure of Les Cris de Paris, built around several settings of the ‘Crucifixus’ (including Lotti’s extraordinarily intense versions), urges us to follow a bold Via Dolorosa to the very heart of Venetian Baroque music.

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REVIEWS:

The second Harmonia Mundi album from Les Cris de Paris is so much more than a selection box: it blends ‘transcendentally inspired secular music and sacred music embodied in theatrical fashion’,
Read more exploring commonality between sacred and secular genres. This disc is a fine evocation of Baroque passions in every sense and one that keeps giving beyond the first few hearings. Absolutely not to be missed.

– Gramophone

The performances are excellent, even given the variety of the program. They make for an hour and 15 minutes of immersion into the Venetian spirit. The vocalists are spot on pitch, and the instruments in tune, which only enhances the sometimes closer than normal harmonies. One really needs to give this one a try if there is any interested in the Venetian Baroque beyond the usual Vivaldi. – Fanfare Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Curtio precipitato et altri capricii, Op. 13: Hor ch'è tempo di dormire "Canzonetta Spirituale" by Tarquinio Merula
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
2.
Selva morale e spirituale: Crucifixus by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
3.
L'Orfeo: Act II Sinfonia by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
4.
Salve Regina by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; Italy 
5.
La cetra, Op. 10: no 6, Sonata à 4 by Giovanni Legrenzi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
6.
Duetti, terzetti e madrigali a più voci,‏ Op. 1: In una siepe ombrosa by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
7.
Crucifixus a 10 by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
8.
Il ballo delle ingrate: (Excerpt) by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1638; Italy 
9.
Diologo delle due Mariæ (from Harmonia d'affetti devoti, libro primo, Op. 3) by Giovanni Legrenzi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
10.
Crucifixus a 8 by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
11.
Cantate Domino by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
12.
Adoramus te, Christe by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Written: pub 1620 
13.
Crucifixus a 6 by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
14.
Chi vol che m'innamori, motet for alto, tenor, bass & 3 strings (from Selva morale e spirituale), SV by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1640 
15.
Crucifixus (a16) by Antonio Caldara
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
16.
Exaudi me Domine by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
17.
Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale, Op. 22: Sinfonia sesto tuono by Biagio Marini
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
18.
Per ogni sorte di strumenti musicale, Op 22: Balletto secundo by Biagio Marini
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1655; Italy 
19.
E questa vita un lampo, motet for 5 voices (from Selva morale et spirituale), SV 254 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1640 
20.
Per ogni sorte di strumenti musicale, Op 22: Balletto secundo by Biagio Marini
Conductor:  Geoffroy Jourdain
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Cris de Paris
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1655; Italy 

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