Monteverdi: Clorinda e Trancredi / Mazzulli, Dordolo

Release Date: 1/19/2018
Label: Glossa
Catalog Number: GCD923512
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In Clorinda e Tancredi, a programme built around the vocal talents of soprano Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli and tenor Luca Dordolo, Marco Mencoboni and Cantar Lontano provide a powerful display of how, in his later secular works, Claudio Monteverdi made the music serve the word at its most intense. A sequence of madrigals – in the broadest sense of the definition of the form – is spearheaded by a dramatic interpretation of the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (with Luca Dordolo as Testo). Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli – who also appeared on Glossa’s recent Alcina of Francesca Caccini and Silla of Handel – takes centre stage for an impassioned rendition of the Lamento della ninfa, an ostinato- driven work nicely counterbalanced on this recording by a bonus track of Giovanni Felice Sances’ mesmerizing Usurpator tiranno. Two of the other pieces chosen to represent the Baroque musical “shock of the new” for this recording prepared by the Monteverdi specialist Marco Mencoboni are Ed è pur dunque vero (from the Scherzi musicali) and the Lettera amorosa (Settimo libro dei madrigali).In his booklet essay for this new manifestation of Glossa’s abiding passion for the Seicento, Pierre Élie Mamou offers an absorbing analysis of Monteverdi’s adoption of the stile moderno, especially in terms of how it clashed with the ideals of Giovanni Maria Artusi and how it was expressed so potently in the Combattimento.
Works on This Recording
1. Madrigals, Book 9: Bel pastor dal cui bel guardo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord), Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Luca Dordolo (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
2. Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Et è pur dunque vero by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1632 ; Italy
3. Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Eri già tutta mia by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord), Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1632 ; Italy
4. Madrigals, Book 8: Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Riccardo Pisani (Tenor), Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord), Luca Dordolo (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: 1624 ; Italy
5. Voglio di vita uscir by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
6. Lamento della Ninfa by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Davide Benetti (Bass), Riccardo Pisani (Tenor), Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord), Luca Dordolo (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
7. Scherzi musicali, volume 2: Maledetto sia l'aspetto by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1632 ; Italy
8. Madrigals, Book 7: Se i languidi miei "Lettera amorosa" by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord), Luca Dordolo (Tenor)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1619 ; Italy
9. Sì dolce è'l tormento, SV 332 by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano), Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
10. Usurpator tiranno by Giovanni Felice Sances
Performer: Marco Mencoboni (Harpsichord), Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli (Soprano)
Conductor: Marco Mencoboni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cantar Lontano
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Italy
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