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La Porte De Felicite, Constantinople 1453

Doulce Memoire / Ensemble Kudsi Erguner / Dadre
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 314   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousGuillaume DufayTraditional
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc tells a story, that of the relations between musicians of the Ottoman court and European musicians who had settled across the way, on the Galata hill, at the time of the fall of Constantinople in 1453. The programme opens on the Christian side with the motet of lamentation composed by Guillaume Dufay precisely in 1453, Lamentatio sanctae matris ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae, dazzling testimony to the repercussions of this fall throughout the Occident. On the Ottoman side, the court musicians respond with an original repertoire, a synthesis of all the influences present at the Sublime Porte. After the time of war and conquest comes the time of exchanges: on the spot, relations between Christian and Muslim communities are not bad, Read more business continues. In Galata, in the Latin quarter, Italian players of the pifari (Renaissance oboe) take up the repertoire of the Janissaries, written for the zurna (Ottoman oboe); flautists listen, take inspiration and carry on a dialogue with the preludes (taksim) played on the ney; lutenists respond to ud players. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Venimus princeps by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
2. Buxheimer Orgelbuch: Redeuntes in re by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1450-1470; Germany 
3. La danse de cleves by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
4. Basse danse by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
5. Colinetto by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
6. O tres piteulx "Lamentatio constantinopolitanae" by Guillaume Dufay
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
7. Omnes amici ejus by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
8. Pesrev dans le maqâm irak by Traditional
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
9. Ilahî dans le maqâm nevâ ? Gazel dans le maqâm nevâ by Traditional
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire
10. Je voel servir by Anonymous
Conductor:  Denis Raisin-Dadre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Doulce Mémoire

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