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Musique du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance / Tabassian, Constantinople


Release Date: 01/01/2003 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 22269   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Thoinot ArbeauAnonymousFrancisco de la TorreJuan del Encina
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

COMPLETE TRACK LIST:
1 Branle de la Haye (Arbeau) 4:19
2 Branle d'Écosse (Arbeau) 2:56
3 Branle du village (Balard) 5:58
4 Pazzo e Mezzo (Anonyme) 2:06
5 Harbi (Radif) 2:19
6 Yekchoubeh (Radif) 1:24
7 Saltarello (Anonyme) 2:58
8 Estampie anglaise (Anonyme) 4:38
9 Sospitati dedit egros (Anonyme) 2:51
10 Mignonne allons (Anonyme) 3:37
11 Saltarello (Anonyme) 2:43
12 La tricotea (Alonso) 2:41
13 So ell Enzina (Anonyme) 2:51
14 Tres morillas (Anonyme) 2:22
15 Danza Alta (Torre) 3:44
16 Un amiga tengo (Enzina) 1:34
17 Tir' alla, que non quiero (Alonso) 2:38
18 Callabaza no sé (Anonyme) 2:42
19 Al
Read more alva venid (Anonyme) 2:36
20 Rodrigo Martinez (Anonyme) 2:08
21 Fata la parte (Enzina) 3:01
22 Pedro i bien te quiero (Enzina) 1:27
23 Todos los bienes del mundo (Enzina) 5:10

Constantinople performs music that had previously existed in other forms. For this first CD, the ensemble approaches the music of the Middle Ages and of the Renaissance based on the musical manuscripts that have come down to us. Since there is little reliable information on the historic performance of this music, Constantinople reinterprets these manuscripts in its own way. In this spirit, the group creates instrumental arrangements of all the pieces and strives to recapture certain aspects of the performance practice and colours of Iranian art music.

The first part of this recording is made up of a wide-ranging selection from the repertoire of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance, consisting mainly of instrumental and secular music. The branles are French instrumental pieces that used to accompany dances. Although these pieces were collected at the beginning of the Renaissance, their melodic nature reveals their Medieval origin. The Pazzo e mezzo, typically Italian, is an instrumental form based on the varied repetition of a theme throughout the piece. Harbi and Yek Choubeh are pieces that are today part of the permanent repertoire of classical Persian music, the radif. Before entering the repertoire of art music, they were played to accompany dances of an epic nature. These two pieces are followed by a Saltarello, a very lively instrumental dance from the 15th century. Estampie anglaise is another instrumental dance of the time, which Constantinople arranged in a new fashion with regards to tempo. Sospitati dedit egros is the only sacred and polyphonic work of this first part. Originally vocal, this piece comes from Amiens, France. Mignon Allons is a song that dates from the beginning of the Renaissance. The composer is anonymous, but the melody is as lovely as the words by the French poet Ronsard. The Saltarello, which means ''small leap'' , is another quick Italian dance, and brings the first part to a close. All these pieces, although in specific forms, leave much room for interpretive freedom and improvisation between the various sections, as well as in the choice of instrumentation. The second part consists of pieces taken from the musical collection Cancionero musical de Palacio. Dating from the beginning of the 16th century, this set contains pieces that were apparently sung and played at the court of Ferdinand II and at those of los Reyes Catolicos. The richness of this music - simple and constant though is its formal layout - is revealed through its melodic interplay and ornamentation. Although written for three or four sung parts, these pieces are presented by Constantinople in instrumental arrangements. -- Kiya Tabassian
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Works on This Recording

1.
Branle de la Haye by Thoinot Arbeau
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
2.
Branle d'Escosse by Thoinot Arbeau
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
3.
Saltarello by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Medieval 
4.
Mignonne, allons voir si la rose by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
5.
Breviario 1: Sospitati dedit egros by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1253-1296; France 
6.
La tricotea by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
7.
Cancionero musical de Palacio: So el encina by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1520; Spain 
8.
Tres morillas m'enamoran by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Spain 
9.
Danza a tre "La alta" by Francisco de la Torre
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
10.
Un amiga tengo by Juan del Encina
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
11.
Cancionero musical de Palacio: Al alva venid buen amigo by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1520; Spain 
12.
Rodrigo Martínez by Anonymous
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
13.
Fata la parte by Juan del Encina
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
14.
Pedro, i bien te quiero by Juan del Encina
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
15.
Todos los bienes del mundo by Juan del Encina
Conductor:  Kiya Tabassian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Constantinople
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 

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