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O Dolce Vita Mia / Tyler, London Early Music Group


Release Date: 01/12/2010 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79029  
Composer:  Giovanni GastoldiAdrian WillaertDerick GerardeFloriano Canali,   ... 
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you have a friend who is deterred by such terms as "High Renaissance," give him this record. If it doesn't convert him on the spot, he can't really enjoy music.

If you have a friend who is deterred by such terms as "High Renaissance" and imagines it must imply something austere and remote, this record (made in Los Angeles last year) is just the thing to give him: if it doesn't convert him on the spot, he can't really enjoy music. Far from being brow-furrowing or recherché, the 14 items here are cheerful, often sparkling, secular pieces (many of dance origin), and are performed with considerable virtuosity. Toes could not but tap to La rocha, el fuso or the Gastoldi II ballerino (both with
Read more brilliant recorder playing), though the metrical irregularities of Willaert's humorous 0 bene mio may well catch them out. There is great vivacity in the lute duets by Merulo and "B.M." (apparently a member of the Florentine earnerata), jauntiness in the imitative counterpoint of La robbata, and perhaps even a shade too much haste in A lieta vita. Tyler's varied scorings, always interesting, occasionally arouse purist doubts: would a sackbut really have taken the melodic lead above three viols in the Paduana del re? Glenda Simpson (whose enunciation has much improved since earlier discs) is amazingly agile in the florid embellishments of Bassano's solo arrangement of Cipriano de Rore's madrigal Non gemme, and contributes many of her own to Willaert's beautiful 0 dolce vita mia.

-- Gramophone [10/1982]
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Works on This Recording

1.
A lieta vita by Giovanni Gastoldi
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
2.
O bene mio famm'uno favore by Adrian Willaert
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1542; Italy 
3.
Il Ballerino by Giovanni Gastoldi
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
4.
O Che Diletto by Giovanni Gastoldi
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Paduana del Re by Derick Gerarde
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
6.
La Robbata by Floriano Canali
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
7.
O dolce vita mia by Adrian Willaert
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
8.
La Zambeccara by Tarquinio Merula
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
9.
Ti parti cuor mio by Fillippo Azzaiolo
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
10.
Canzon by Tarquinio Merula
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
11.
Non Gemme, Non Fin Oro Non Fin Oro by Anonymous
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
12.
La Rochr el Fuso by Anonymous
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London
13.
Contrapunto by Anonymous
Conductor:  James Tyler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Group of London

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