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Uno + One: Italia Nostra / Tenet


Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2303   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Martino PesentiLuigi RossiBellerofonte CastaldiGiovanni Kapsberger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The pre-eminent New York-based vocal ensemble TENET debuts on Avie with 'UNO + ONE: Italia Nostra', an imaginatively programmed and idiomatically performed recording that features the canzonette, arie and scherzi by Monteverdi, alongside contemporary Italian masters Castaldi, Castello, Kapsberger, Pesenti and Rossi.

"UNO + ONE: Italia Nostra" reflects TENET’s hallmark qualities of innovative programming, virtuosic singing, and a particular command of repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. At the heart of "UNO + ONE" are the canzonette, arie and scherzi by Monteverdi, a composer with whom TENET is indelibly associated due to their groundbreaking annual performances of the towering Vespers of 1610,
Read more which they inaugurated in the work’s 400th anniversary year of 2010. Sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, together with their instrumental colleagues - the crème de la crème of the New York early music scene - offer inspired and idiomatic performances of these sublime gems alongside works by contemporary Italian masters Bellerofonte Castaldi, Johannes Kapsberger, Martino Pesenti and Luigi Rossi.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Capricci stravaganti e musicali pensieri, passi e mezi da cantar, Op. 16: Ardo ma non ardisco by Martino Pesenti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1647; Venice, Italy 
2.
Occhi belli by Luigi Rossi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1630s; Italy 
3.
Capricci a 2 stromenti cioè tiorba e tiorbino e per sonar solo: Un bocconcino di fantasia by Bellerofonte Castaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1622; Italy 
4.
Libro I d'intavolatura di chitarrone: Toccata arpeggiata by Giovanni Kapsberger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1604; Italy 
5.
Sonate concertate in stil moderno Book 2: Sonata no 4 à 3 by Dario Castello
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1629; Venice, Italy 
6.
Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti "Ciaccona" by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1632; Italy 
7.
Madrigals, Book 8: Ardo e scoprir, ahi lasso by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
8.
Madrigals, Book 7: Soave libertate by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
9.
Madrigals, Book 7: Io son pur vezzosetta pastorella by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
10.
Madrigals, Book 7: Chiome d'oro, bel thesoro by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1619; Italy 
11.
Madrigals, Book 4: Ohimè, se tanto amate by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1603; Mantua, Italy 
12.
Madrigals, Book 10: Quel sguardo sdegnosetto by Claudio Monteverdi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tenet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1632; Italy 

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