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Salve Regina del Signor Monteverdi / Il Pegaso


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94286  
Composer:  Claudio MonteverdiGirolamo FrescobaldiBellerofonte Castaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Claudio Monteverdi and Girolamo Frescobaldi were two of the most influential musical figures in 17th-century Italy; while the former’s boundary-pushing madrigals, operas and sacred works changed the course of Baroque vocal music irrevocably, the latter was one of the first – and most prominent – composers to devote serious attention to composing for the keyboard.

This new recording celebrates the influence that these two composers continue to exert over performers and audiences today – and the fascination that their music inspires – through a selection of motets and instrumental pieces, performed with precision and authority by Il Pegaso and Maurizio Croci. Of particular interest are a handful of new discoveries: three
Read more Marian antiphons by Monteverdi, preserved in a music print held at the Biblioteka Uniwersytecka in Wroclaw, Poland, and pieces drawn from a recently-unearthed notebook of Frescobaldi’s, including early stages of extant works.

With the addition of several better known compositions, this intriguing collection illuminates some less familiar aspects of both composers’ oeuvres, and places recent musicological discoveries within reach of listeners. In their debut recording, the new ensemble Il Pegaso, led by Maurizio Croci, deliver performances invested with passion and expertise.

• A rare and exciting opportunity to hear recently-discovered pieces by Monteverdi and Frescobaldi, performed by experts in 17th-century Italian music.
• The debut recording by new ensemble Il Pegaso.
• Recorded in February 2012.
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Works on This Recording

1. Regina caeli by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
2. Salve regina by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3. Laudate Dominum by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4. Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century 
5. Il secondo libro di toccate: Aria detta la Frescobalda by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Italy 
6. Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: Capriccetto galante by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
7. Ricercari, et canzoni franzese fatte sopra diverse oblighi...libro primo: Ricercar secondo by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
8. Il secondo libro di toccate: Partite sopra passacagli by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Italy 
9. Toccata avanti la Romanesca by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
10. Balletto by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
11. Corrente by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pegaso
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 

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