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The Book of Madrigals / Amarcord

Amarcord / Lattke / Pohlers / Ozimek
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20304  
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Wolfram Lattke, Tenor
Robert Pohlers, Tenor
Frank Ozimek, Baritone
Daniel Knauft, Bass
Holger Krause, Bass

Hille Perl, Viola da gamba
Lee Santana, Theorbo & Guitar
Michael Metzler, Percussion

John Dowland:
Come away, come, sweet love
Come again, sweet love doth now invite
Orlando di Lasso: Toutes les nuitz
Lucia, celu
Une puce j’ay dedans l’oreille
Im Mayen hört man die Hanen krayen

Josquin des Prez:
Scaramella va alla guerra
Carlo Gesualdo: Io tacerò / In van dunque

Orazio Vecchi:
Rallegratevi meco (from the madrigal comedy L’Amfiparnaso)
Oh ecco il
Read more Capitano (from the madrigal comedy L’Amfiparnaso)
Anchor ch’al parturire (Parody of Anchor che col partire)

Alonso de Alba: La tricotea
Heinrich Schütz: Così morir debb’io
Adrian Willaert: Vecchie letrose
Nicolas Gombert: Triste départ
Luca Marenzio: Dura legge d’Amor / E so come in un punto (words by Petrarch)
Baldassare Donato: Chi la gagliarda
Cipriano de Rore: Ben qui si mostra il ciel
Giovanni Gabrieli: Vagh’ amorosi
Juan del Encina: Cucú, cucú, cucucú / Fatal la parte
Anonymus: Tarantella del Gargano
Anonymus: Quand je bois du vin clairet

The secular repertory of the Renaissance seems made to order for the five singers of amarcord. In the incomparable setting of the Villa Godi in northern Italy, the group recorded some of the best-known and most beautiful madrigals of the 16th century, creating a bridge to the present day. Fiery declarations of love and the deep pain of parting, erotic innuendoes and bawdy humor – in the interpretations of this prizewinning ensemble, the texts always seem contemporary and relevant. The members of amarcord are accompanied by the exceptional instrumentalists Hille Perl (viola da gamba) and Lee Santana (theorbo), as well as the virtuoso percussionist Michael Metzler.

Picture Format DVD: 16:9 NTSC
Sound Formats DVD: Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time Film: 76:52
Disc Format: DVD-9
Subtitles: German, English, French



There's no doubting the singers' pedigree - diction, ensemble and intonation are all impeccable - and they are highly responsive to the changing moods and innuendos (often none too subtle) of the texts. Musically, this provides a veritable banquet.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

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