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Early Music Festival / David Munrow, Early Music Consort


Release Date: 07/14/1998 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 452967   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Francesco LandiniAnonymousMagister PieroAntonio Zachara Teramo,   ... 
Performer:  James BowmanNigel RogersChristopher HogwoodMartyn Hill,   ... 
Conductor:  David MunrowJohn Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of LondonMusica Reservata
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 44 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A welcome reissue of another of David Munrow’s pioneering collections of early music, this 1970 recording focuses on Florentine music of the 14th century. Francesco Landini is the chief composer featured, his gentle, amorous ballate comprising over half of the vocal tracks, which also include madrigals and caccia (hunt) songs. A sprinkling of keyboard solos and sprightly dances fills out the set, the whole performed with the Consort’s peerless blend of skill and vivacity.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Graham Lock, BBC Music Magazine
reviewing an earlier reissue (Decca 436219) of disc 1


Ecco La Primavera is probably David Munrow's masterwork... Munrow's
Read more care in solving philological problems shows a magic touch in the ability to preserve both musicological needs and musical pleasure. Small but complex timbres accompanied by delicious dissonances, great dynamic contrast, and a splendid attention to the subtle nuances in one of the best Decca/Argo recordings ever. -- Stereophile [1992]
reviewing an LP release (Argo ZRG 642) of disc 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ecco la primavera, ballata for 2 voices, S. 58 by Francesco Landini
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
2.
Lamento di Tristano by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: after 1300 
3.
Giunta vaga biltà by Francesco Landini
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
4.
Questa fanciulla, Amor, ballata for 3 voices (also instrumental version), S. 116 by Francesco Landini
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Christopher Hogwood (Organ)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: circa 1350-1397 
Notes: This work is performed in two versions: once with voice and instruments, and once as an organ solo. 
5.
Trotto by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
6.
Dè, dimmi tu by Francesco Landini
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Martyn Hill (Tenor), James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
7.
Con dolce brama by Magister Piero
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
8.
Saltarello by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the following anonymous Saltarello. 
9.
Saltarello by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the preceding anonymous Saltarello. 
10.
Rosetta che non canbi may colore by Antonio Zachara Teramo
Performer:  Christopher Hogwood (Organ)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
11.
Quan ye voy le duc by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
12.
Cara mie donna by Francesco Landini
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Florence, Italy 
13.
La bionda treccia, ballata for 2 voices, S. 18 by Francesco Landini
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
14.
La Manfredina by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century 
15.
Donna, 'l tuo partimento by Francesco Landini
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Florence, Italy 
16.
Con bracchi assai by Giovanni da Cascia
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: Italy 
17.
Ghaetta by Anonymous
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
18.
Dà, dà, a chi by Lorenzo da Firenze
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
19.
Fenice fu'e vissi by Jacopo da Bologna
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
Period: Medieval 
Written: 14th Century; Italy 
20.
Bianco fiore by Anonymous
Performer:  Christopher Hogwood (Organ)
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London
21.
L'Orfeo: Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
22.
Sinfonia a 5 by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1589; Italy 
23.
Belle ne fe natura by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1589; Italy 
24.
Chi dal delfino aita by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1589; Italy 
25.
Se nelle voci nostre by Luca Marenzio
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1589; Italy 
26.
O figlie di Piero by Luca Marenzio
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1589; Italy 
27.
Dal vago el bel sereno by Cristofano Malvezzi
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1589; Italy 
28.
O qual risplende nube by Cristofano Malvezzi
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1589; Italy 
29.
Godi turba mortal by Emilio de Cavalieri
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
30.
O fortunata giorno by Cristofano Malvezzi
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1589; Italy 
31.
O che nuovo miracolo by Cristofano Malvezzi
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1589; Italy 
32.
Quando ritrovo la mia pastorella by Costanzo Festa
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1541; Italy 
33.
Allemana "Quando ritrova" by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
34.
Io son l'occello by Bartolomeo Tromboncino
Performer:  Grayston Burgess (Countertenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
35.
La Cornetta by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
36.
Giorgio by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
37.
Tri ciechi siamo by Giovanni Domenico Nola
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
38.
Io non compro by Marchetto Cara
Performer:  Grayston Burgess (Countertenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
39.
Ahimè sospiri by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Italy 
40.
Le forze d'Hercole by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
41.
Orsu, car' Signori by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1500; Italy 
42.
El colognese by Anonymous
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
43.
Era di maggio by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1515; Italy 
Notes: This work is performed in two versions: first for voices, second for harpsichord solo. 
44.
El marchese di Saluzzo by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Notes: This work is performed in two versions: first for voices, second for
harpsichord solo. 
45.
In questo ballo by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; Italy 
46.
Noi ci vogliam' partire by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), Nigel Rogers (Tenor), John Frost (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
47.
Bussa la porta by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), Nigel Rogers (Tenor), John Frost (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
48.
Pastorella by Anonymous
Performer:  John Frost (Bass Baritone), Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), Nigel Rogers (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
49.
E su quel monte by Anonymous
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor), John Frost (Bass Baritone), Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
50.
Maggio valente by Anonymous
Performer:  Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), Grayston Burgess (Countertenor)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 
51.
Sorella mia piacente by Anonymous
Performer:  Nigel Rogers (Tenor), Jantina Noorman (Mezzo Soprano), John Frost (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  John Beckett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Reservata
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Italy 

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