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Jewish Polyphony At The Gonzaga Court

Rossi / Festa / Ensemble Deadalus
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 80006  
Composer:  Salomone RossiJohn WilbyeMaurizio Cazzati
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Salamone Rossi was active at the court of the Gonzaga family in Mantua at the turn of the 17th century as violinist and composer. He achieved fame through the music he composed in the most modern styles of the time, but in his later years he also applied the old-fashioned polyphonic principles to the liturgy of his own people, a move that was as controversial as it may have been popular.

"The present program shows all facets of the oeuvre of Salomone Rossi (c.1570-c.1630), from madrigals to instrumental works and pieces for the Jewish liturgy. There is an emphasis on Rossi's role in developing continuo practices, and his work certainly shows a concern for these issues. In addition, the Jewish liturgical music is
Read more particularly unique and worthy of note. The style is somewhat simpler and more syllabic, but certainly in line with Rossi's other music, especially some of the instrumental works. The present liner notes also suggest that Rossi's interest in music for the Jewish temple, with it's syllabic monophonic tradition influenced his ideas on the developing monody, and consequently those developments as a whole.

There was some controversy at the time about whether polyphonic settings (for between three & eight voices) were welcome in the Jewish temple. Nonetheless, they are fast becoming classics today, and show a glimpse into one of the rare periods in which Jewish & Christian culture interacted strongly and without ill feelings." (Medieval.org)

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Works on This Recording

1.
Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde: Sinfonia a 5 by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
2.
Ornasti il veggio: Excerpt(s) by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1610; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
3.
Già del volto: Excerpt(s) by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1610; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
4.
Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde: Gagliarda a 5 by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
5.
Rimanti in pace!: Exerpt(s) by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1600; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
6.
Ond'ei di morte: Excerpt(s) by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1600; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
7.
Il primo libro delle sinfonie et gagliarde: Sinfonia grave by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1607; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
8.
Tu parti, ahi lasso! by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1610; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
9.
Madrigali, Book 1: Cor mio, deh non languire by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1600; Mantua, Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
Language: Italian 
10.
Kedusha by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
11.
The Songs of Solomon: Barchu by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
12.
The Songs of Solomon: Odekha ki'anitani by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
13.
The Songs of Solomon: Yitgadal by Salomone Rossi
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1623; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
14.
Draw on sweet night by John Wilbye
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1609; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
15.
Varii e diversi capricci, Op. 50: no 17, Giga detta la Bargelina by Maurizio Cazzati
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1639; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 
16.
Varii e diversi capricci, Op 50: no 13, Alemana detta la Ghisilardi by Maurizio Cazzati
Conductor:  Roberto Festa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daedalus Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1639; Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Gent, Belgium 

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