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Candia 1669 / Ensemble Animantica


Release Date: 04/21/2017 
Label:  Bongiovanni   Catalog #: 5197  
Composer:  TraditionalAlessandro OrologioAllessandro OrologioPietro Andrea Ziani,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

More than just the siege of a city on an island in the middle of the Mediterranean, the Cretan war was an all-out war between the Muslim East and the Christian West lasting 24 years (1645-1669) involving the major players of the time: the Turkish Empire and her unquiet barbarian vassals from North Africa on one side and on the other a coalition consisting of the Republic of Venice, the Knights of Malta, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Papal States, France, Savoy and the Hapsburg Empire. The conflict brought the two major players - Venice and the Ottomans - to their economic knees. Lastly, a recent essay by Rumanian musicologist Nicolae Gheorghita had left us feeling perplexed that lack of evidence renders almost impossible an exact Read more reconstruction of the musical repertoires in Crete under Venetian rule. However, quite a few clues emerged which enabled us to construct "an imaginary musical fresco", meaning a journey through the sounds of the Greek and Turkish traditions combined with the Venetian school of the mid-1600s. This ideal reconciliation of cultures and arts places such eminent figures of the western traditions as Francesco Cavalli and Giovanni Legrenzi alongside anonymous bare-bones Greek and Ottoman melodies which have come down to us orally or in transcriptions by Polish aristocrat Wojciech Bobowski, aka Ali Ufki Bey, or by the Moldavian prince Dimitrie Cantemir. It is worth remembering that without the pioneering work of these two Christian hostages, early music from the Ottoman court would today be ltitle more than a black hole. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La rose enflorese by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
2.
Intrada XV by Allessandro Orologio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
3.
Sonata decima by Pietro Andrea Ziani
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
4.
Thalassaki by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
5.
Gagliarda prima detta la Turca by Salomone Rossi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
6.
Canzon a quattro detta l'Ondeggiante by Gioseffo Guami
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
7.
Sonata sopra "La Monica", for chamber instruments & continuo by Biagio Marini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
8.
Avram avinu by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
9.
Hicaz Mandira by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
10.
Canzon ŕ 3 by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1656; Italy 
11.
Salmo Credidi by Giovanni Legrenzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
12.
Uskudar by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 
Written: Turkey 
13.
Sonata settima a 6 La Battaglia by Stefano Bernardi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Animantica
Period: Baroque 

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