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Spinacino & Dalza: Lute Music From The Tablatures Of Ottaviano Petrucci (1507/08)

Dalza / Cherici
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10256  
Composer:  Joan Ambrosio DalzaFrancesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Little is known of Francesco Spinacino and Joan Ambrosio Dalza, the authors of Ottaviano Petrucci’s tablatures which appeared in 1507 and 1508 in Venice.

From an instrumental point of view Petrucci’s collections demonstrate complete mastery of the technical resources of the lute, presenting many virtuoso pieces. They each contain musical material that is different in concept and compositional style. Spinacino favours the vocal production of the Franco-flemish School: Josquin, Brumel, Ockeghem, Ghiselin, transcribing for lute both chansons and sacred motets. There are also 27 ricercare which are probably meant to be related to the vocal pieces and which could be used as preludes, interludes or postludes.

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Read more the other hand addresses himself to the dance world, inserting mostly dances having to do with folk traditions. Laid out in rhythmically contrasting movements (pavana, saltarello and piva), such dances make up real suites.

In the works of Spinacino and Dalza the different kinds of pieces in fashion at that time are represented in these two volumes which follow two radically different paths. The one illustrates the world of courtly music monopolised by northern European composers who were, however, employed at the Italian courts. The other gives voice to music with moods inspired by both courtly and folk traditions, intent on finding an opening within the Flemish tradition through which Italian music can once more come to the forefront.

Lutenist Paolo Cherici studied at the Milan Conservatory where he majored in classical guitar with top honors under the guidance of Roger Church. He also studied with Eugen M. Dombois and Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum in Basel. Mr. Cherici now performs concerts in Italy and abroad including the USA, Canada, Central America, Brazil and Japan,and as a soloist and in ensembles participating in important festivals of early music.
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Works on This Recording

1. Intavolatura di Liuto 1508, fol. 6r: Tastar de Corde by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: 16th Century 
Written: Italy 
2. Saltarello by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
3. Ricercare for Lute by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1508; Italy 
4. Pavana alla veneziana by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1508; Italy 
5. Pavana alla ferrarese by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1508; Italy 
6. Laudato Dio by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1508; Italy 
7. Caldibi castigliano by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
8. Calata ala spagnola by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1508; Italy 
9. Calata ala spagnola ditto terzetti by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
10. Calata dito zigonze by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
11. Poi che volse la mia stella by Joan Ambrosio Dalza
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
12. Ricercare for Lute by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1507; Italy 
13. La Bernardina by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
14. Jay pris amours by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
15. Adieu mes amours by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1507; Italy 
16. Haray tre amours by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
17. Malor mebat by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
18. Ave Maria de Josquin by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
19. Bassadans by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)
20. La stanghetta by Francesco Spinacino
Performer:  Paolo Cherici (Lute)

Sound Samples

Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Calata ala spagnola
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Ricercar
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Patientia ognun me dice
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Calata ala spagnola ditto terzetti
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Tastar de corde col suo Ricercar dietro
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 2: Haray tre amours
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Ricercar
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Adiu mes amours
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Pavana alla venetiana - Saltarello e Piva
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Tastar de corde
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Jay pris amours
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ricercare
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: La Bernardina de Josquin
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Laudato Dio
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Caldibi castigliano
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Tastar de corde col suo Ricercar dietro
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ricercare
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 2: Malor mebat
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Calata dito zigonze
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Poi che volse la mia stella
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Ricercar
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ave Maria de Josquin
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Tastar de corde col suo Ricercar dietro
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Bassadans
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ricercare
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ricercare
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 2: La stanghetta
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Calata ala spagnola
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ricercare
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 1: Ricercare
Intabulatura de lauto, Book 2: Ricercare
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Poi che il ciel contrario adverso
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Tastar de corde col suo Ricercar dietro
Intabolatura de lauto, Book 4: Pavana alla ferrarese, Saltarello e Piva, Ricercar detto coda

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