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'Round M - Monteverdi Meets Jazz

La Venexiana / Cavina / Mameli
Release Date: 09/28/2010 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 30917  
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiGiovanni Felice SancesTarquinio MerulaNicolò Fontei,   ... 
Performer:  Roberta Mameli
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

What happens when you bring the worlds of jazz and Monteverdi together? Is there a musical meeting-point where the two can exist? Claudio Cavina clearly has been believing in this possibility for some time (witness some very "modern" moments in his recent Glossa recordings of the Scherzi musicali and L'incoronazione di Poppea). Yet this is not La Venexiana playing jazz: Cavina and his musicians do not change a note of the original scores. Instead they bring all their experience and expertise of playing Monteverdi's madrigals, sacred music and operas to bear on a group of "ballads" from the 17th century, but in the company of a select quartet of improvising jazz musicians on saxophone, accordion, double bass and drums and Read more all with the warm, soaring story-telling vocal tones of Roberta Mameli shining through as the protagonist. The clue lies in the album's title, with the musicians tipping their hats and paying hommage to jazz standards. And Cavina says that within Monteverdi's music, "there is something modern, something new and innovatory which encourages one to dare, to go further." Listen to the results! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Madrigals, Book 8: Non havea Febo "Lamento della ninfa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
2.
Madrigals, Book 4: Ohimè, se tanto amate by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
3.
Usurpator tiranno by Giovanni Felice Sances
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
4.
Curtio precipitato et altri capricii composti, Op. 13: Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla Nanna by Tarquinio Merula
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
5.
Il pianto di Erinna by Nicolò Fontei
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
6.
Madrigals, Book 7: Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
7.
Madrigals, Book 9: Si dolce è'l tormento by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1624; Italy 
8.
Trasfigurazione della ninfa by Antonio Eros Negri
Performer:  Roberta Mameli (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Cavina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Venexiana

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