Dolcissimo Sospiro - Monteverdi, Caccini, Etc / Tone Wik

Release Date: 3/30/2004
Label: 2-L
Catalog Number: 2L019CD
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Dolcissimo sospiro is baroque in the use of "clair obscur", a technique also employed in painting and sculpture of the early baroque era. Love and joy are juxtaposed with pain and death, and the "sweetest sighs" of the title are ones of hope and despair.
We are in early 17th century Italy. Composers such as Caccini, Monteverdi, Merula and d'India have all written music to the poetry of, among others, Ottavio Rinuccini. And Ron Ford's composition Rinuccini connects it with our time.

Selections on this disc were recorded in the churches of Sofienberg and Jar, Norway.
Works on This Recording
1. Madrigals, Book 9: Ohimè ch'io cado, ohimè ch'inciampo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Vegard Lund, Gunnar Hauge (Cello), Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord), Sigyn Fossnes (Violin), Bjarte Eike (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1624 ; Italy
2. Le nuove musiche: Dolcissimo sospiro by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Vegard Lund, Tone Wik (Soprano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1602 ; Italy
3. Con le stelle in ciel che mai by Biagio Marini
Performer: Bjarte Eike (Violin), Vegard Lund, Gunnar Hauge (Cello), Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ;
4. Curtio precipitato et altri capricii, Op. 13: Hor ch'è tempo di dormire "Canzonetta Spirituale" by Tarquinio Merula
Performer: Vegard Lund, Gunnar Hauge (Cello), Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1638 ; Italy
5. Madrigals, Book 2, Op. 10: Su la cetra amorosa "Ciaccona" by Tarquinio Merula
Performer: Vegard Lund, Gunnar Hauge (Cello), Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1633 ; Italy
6. Ecco Filli vezzosa by Paolo Quagliati
Performer: Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
7. Le nuove musiche: Filli, mirando il cielo by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1602 ; Italy
8. Le nuove musiche: Non ha 'l ciel cotanti lumi by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bjarte Eike (Violin), Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1602 ; Italy
9. Rinuccini by Ron Ford
Performer: Gunnar Hauge (Cello), Vegard Lund, Sigyn Fossnes (Violin), Tone Wik (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
10. Le musiche, book 1: Piangono al pianger mio by Sigismondo D'India
Performer: Tone Wik (Soprano), Vegard Lund
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1609 ; Italy
11. Le musiche, book 5: Questo dardo, quest'arco by Sigismondo D'India
Performer: Tone Wik (Soprano), Shalev Adel (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1623 ; Italy
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