Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi / Dumestre, Le Poeme Harmonique

Release Date: 9/27/2019
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA438
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Number of Discs: 1

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Allegri’s Miserere, with its heartbreaking harmonies, its verses alternately chanted and ornamented, its seraphic voices, is sheer Baroque magic. Since its composition in Rome in 1630, the work has constantly been transformed. Le Poème Harmonique approaches the score through the prism of its metamorphoses, the ornaments and transpositions added since the time when Mozart himself transcribed the piece, then jealously guarded by the Vatican, which punished publication of it with anathema. From the Renaissance onwards, musicians dressed up the finest secular tunes of their time in sacred words. The most famous example of all, the Pianto della Madonna, in which Monteverdi transferred to the Virgin Mary the mournful strains of his Lamento d’Arianna, illustrates these exchanges between repertories. Similarly, his famous Sì dolce è ’l tormento is here transformed into Sì dolce è ’l martire with the help of the mysterious Virgilio Albanese. Other masters of the period, such as Rossi, Mazzocchi and Marazzoli, also adapted their works to sacred texts. With this programme, which builds on the experience of the album Nova Metamorfosi, one of Le Poème Harmonique’s major triumphs, Vincent Dumestre celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his ensemble.
Works on This Recording
1. Sì dolce è'l tormento, SV 332 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Deborah Cachet (Soprano)
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
1. Miserere mei, Deus by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
2. Domine, ne in furore tuo by Anonymous
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
2. Un allato messagier by Luigi Rossi
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
3. Breve e la vita nostra, aria for 3 voices & continuo by Domenico Mazzocchi
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
3. Non est sanitas carni meae by Anonymous
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
4. Maria, quid ploras?, motet for 5 voices SV 97/3.k (contrafacta of SV 97/3) by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
4. Adflictus sum by Anonymous
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
5. Chi soffre speri by Marco Marazzoli
Performer: Deborah Cachet (Soprano)
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
6. Un sonno ohimè by Marco Marazzoli
Performer: Marc Mauillon (Baritone)
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
7. Pascha concelebranda by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
8. Chi soffre speri by Marco Marazzoli
Performer: Deborah Cachet (Soprano)
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
9. Un sonno ohimè by Marco Marazzoli
Performer: Marc Mauillon (Baritone)
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
10. Maria, quid ploras?, motet for 5 voices SV 97/3.k (contrafacta of SV 97/3) by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
11. Pascha concelebranda by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Orchestra/Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Period: Baroque
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