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In Festo Angelorum / Monica Piccinini, Manuel Vilas


Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94428  
Composer:  Giovanni Maria PagliardiJosé de VaquedanoFabrizio FontanaDomenico Mazzocchi,   ... 
Performer:  Monica PiccininiManuel Vilas
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc contains an interesting programme of largely unknown pieces by mostly little-known composers. It shows the depth of the Italian music scene of the 17th century of which we know only the tip of the iceberg. The Spanish compositions are an indication of the influence of the Italian style in the Iberian peninsula. This has been underrated for many years.

Monica Piccinini has the perfect voice for this kind of repertoire. She demonstrates a good understanding of the idiom reflected in her treatment of the text as well as the dynamics. These are crucial to the interpretation. The accompaniment with harp rather than keyboard offers a nice variety and is rarely encountered in this repertoire.

The quality of
Read more repertoire and performance are amongst the reasons for welcoming this disc; just a shame that translations of the lyrics are omitted.

– Johan van Veen, MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ad'arma ad bella by Giovanni Maria Pagliardi
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
2. Matribus suis dixerunt by José de Vaquedano
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
3. Ricercare no 11 by Fabrizio Fontana
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
4. Amar a Dios por Dios by Domenico Mazzocchi
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
5. In feria sexta by Anonymous
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
6. Amavit eum dominus by Anonymous
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
7. Stetit angelus by José de Torres
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
8. Toccata for Harp on themes by Arcangelo Corelli by Anonymous
Performer:  Manuel Vilas (Harp)
9. Al riverito piede by Alessandro Stradella
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
10. Meninas de Portugal by Juan Manuel De La Puente
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)
11. Quanta fecisti domine by Giovanni Marciani
Performer:  Monica Piccinini (Soprano), Manuel Vilas (Harp)

Sound Samples

Ad'arma, ad bella
Lamentacion: Matribus suis dixerunt
Ricercare No. 11
Sonetto: Amar a Dios por Dios
In feria sexta. Lectio III [Arquito Distral de Braga, Manuscrito 964]: In feria sexta. Lectio III [Arquito Distrital de Braga, Manuscrito 964]
Italianas ou estrageiras [Arquito Distral de Braga, Manuscrito 964]: Italianas ou estrageiras [Arquito Distrital de Braga, Manuscrito 964]
Amavit eum dominus [Arquito Distral de Braga, Manuscrito 964]: Amavit eum dominus [Arquito Distrital de Braga, Manuscrito 964]
Stetit Angelus
Tocata on Themes of Corelli: Corrente - Giga: [18th century, Jaca]
Al riverito piede
Meninas de Portugal
Quanta fecisti domine

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