Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger: I Pastori De Bettelemme

Release Date: 11/30/2010
Label: Accent
Catalog Number: ACT24231
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Echo du Danube
Number of Discs: 1

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Johannes Kapsberger (also published as: Giovanni Girolamo or Giovanni Geronimo Kapsperger), (c. 1580 – 17 January 1651)

Kapsberger’s "I Pastori di Bettelemme" ("Shepherds of Bethlehem") was published in 1630, when the sacred dialogue madrigal enjoyed high popularity in Rome. The text by Giulio Rospigliosi, Rome’s most distinguished poet at the time, is set by the composer in a varied sequence of monodic recitatives and homophonic choral pieces, with close attention to the content and structure of the language. The genre of the sacred dialogue madrigal is considered to be the forerunner of the Baroque oratorio.
Works on This Recording
1. I Pastori di Bettelemme by Giovanni Kapsberger
Performer: Christian Dietz (Tenor), Clementine Jesdinsky (Soprano), Constanze Backes (Soprano), Markus Flaig (Bass), Chiyuki Okamura (Soprano), Franz Vitzthum (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Echo du Danube
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