Chaconne: Voices of Eternity

Release Date: 11/20/2015
Label: Analekta
Catalog Number: AN29132
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the chaconne was generally indistinguishable from the passacaglia, the two musical forms being so similar in nature. In both, the repetition of a single harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!

This recording collects some of the most beautiful examples from the literally hundreds of such pieces composed during the baroque period. Since the attempt to create the illusion of eternity in music was generally linked to the principle of melodic variations – whether it be variations on a theme or variations over a repeated harmonic motif – two famous examples of Folias composed by Falconiero and Vivaldi are also included.

Ensemble Caprice has made a habit of entering into dialog with composers of the past. For this recording, they have added several short vocal pieces written by the ensemble leader based on poems by the 17th century mystic Angelus Silesius. These brief verses in alexandrine meter are a perfect expression of the dichotomy experienced by the human being torn between life and death, between this world and the invisible world.
Works on This Recording
1. Chaconne no 1 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
2. Ciacona di Paradiso et dell’inferno by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
3. Chaconne no 2 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
4. Selva morale e spirituale: Chi vol che m'innamori by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque
Written: 1640 ; Italy
5. Passacaglia della Vita by Stefano Landi
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
6. Chaconne no 3 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
7. Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 no 12/RV 63 "La Follia" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque
Written: 1705 ; Venice, Italy
8. Chaconne no 4 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
9. Ach mlynarko, mlynarko by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
10. Byl jest v Kunstate by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
11. Keby som ja mala by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
12. Stuoj, formanku, nehybaj by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
13. Proc, kalino, v struze stojis by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
14. Jidech tam vedle reky by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
15. Vij mi venec / Zvolil jsem sobe by Anonymous
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
16. Chaconne no 5 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
17. Passacalle by Andrea Falconieri
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
Period: Renaissance
18. Chaconne no 6 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
19. Folias (Canzone, sinfonie, fantasie, Book 1) by Andrea Falconieri
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1650 ;
20. Chaconne no 7 by Matthias Maute
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
21. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Matthias Maute
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Caprice
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
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