Il Giardino Di Giulio Caccini / Horvat, Pitarch, Et Al

Release Date: 2/1/2003
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA043
Composer: Giulio Caccini
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) is remembered primarily as one of the earliest songwriters and teachers of an elaborately expressive singing style that facilitated the development of opera. He was known to be able to sing in multiple registers, could perform on a variety of stringed instruments--and also was quite an accomplished gardener (which according to the notes provided him and his family necessary extra income during his final years). The program's title, Il Giardino di Giulio Caccini (The Garden of Giulio Caccini), in one sense slyly refers to Caccini's horticultural skill, though more pointedly recalls his legacy and influence on the works of his contemporaries.


Two songs about unrequited love, Guglielmo Miniscalchi's "Amor, che deggio far?" (Love, what should I do?) and Barbara Strozzi's "Da gl'abissi del mio core" (From the depths of my heart), are among the program's most exhilarating and passionate. Accompanying himself on Baroque guitar, vocal soloist Marco Horvat's performances are simply astounding. By often severely altering dynamics and augmenting his stunning tessitura with an occasional telling laugh, sigh, and groan, he fully evokes the torment of the emotionally conflicted.


Horvat's duet with soprano Olga Pitarch in Enrico Radesca di Foggia's "Si de los ojos nace" (If the eyes give rise), with its momentum shifts and rolling percussion during the refrains, is equally captivating. Arguably the most telling example of Caccini's influence is heard in "Chi mi confort'haim?" (Who will comfort me), where Horvat's elongated gestures are strikingly reminiscent of those that Monteverdi eventually perfected in his madrigal settings and operas. Alpha's sound is exceptional, with impressive detail and natural balances.
--John Greene, ClassicsToday.com
Works on This Recording
1. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Tu ch' hai le penne by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
2. Il rapimento di Cefalo: Muove si dolce by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone)
3. Torna deh torna by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1614 ;
4. Amor, che deggio far? by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
5. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Vaga su spin' ascosa by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
6. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: A quei sospir ardenti by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1614 ; Italy
7. L'Euridice: Funeste piagge by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1600 ; Italy
8. Pietà, di chi si more by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
9. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Dalla porta d'oriente by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
10. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Tutto'l di piango by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
11. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Tutto'l di piango by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
12. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Dalla porta d'oriente by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
13. Nuove musiche e nuova maniera de scriverle: Vaga su spin' ascosa by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1614 ; Italy
14. Pasciti pur del core by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
15. Toccata prima by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
16. Parto, nel mio partir by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
17. Ard'il mio petto misero by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
18. Io mi distruggo by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
19. Le nuove musiche: Chi mi confort'ahimè by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo), Imke David (Lirone)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1602 ; Italy
20. Da gl'abissi del mio core by Giulio Caccini
Performer: Angélique Mauillon (Harp ), Bruno Caillat (Percussion), Olga Pitarch (Soprano), Imke David (Lirone), Eric Bellocq (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque
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