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Passacaglia Della Vita / Cembaless


Release Date: 01/29/2021 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8551439  
Number of Discs: 1 
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“Passacaglia della Vita” – an homage to the facets of life: heartache, betrayal, seduction, impermanence, excitement, fun and laughter. At the center of the concept of the program is the eponymous song “Passacaglia della Vita” by Stefano Landi. While the stanzas depict a wide variety of life situations and repeatedly call for the enjoyment of life in accordance with the motto “Carpe diem,” the refrain repeats the rather admonishing “bisogna morire” – each of us dies. The reminder of death – or in a religious sense, the belief in redemption and life eternal – illustrates the finiteness of worldly joys and gives us a framework for life. “Passacaglia della Vita” – an homage to the facets of life: heartache, betrayal, seduction, impermanence, excitement, fun and laughter. At the center of the concept of the program is the eponymous song “Passacaglia della Vita” by Stefano Landi. While the stanzas depict a wide variety of life situations and repeatedly call for the enjoyment of life in accordance with the motto “Carpe diem,” the refrain repeats the rather admonishing “bisogna morire” – each of us dies. The reminder of death – or in a religious sense, the belief in redemption and life eternal – illustrates the finiteness of worldly joys and gives us a framework for life. Read less

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