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"Canta la Maddalena" : Roman motets and laments by Rossi, Frescobaldi, Mazzocchi, Kapsberger, etc.

Maria Cristina Kiehr, Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes
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    Magdalene at the foot of the Cross.
    The theme of the deploration represents one of the keystones of the Italian baroque revolution in the first half of the 17th century. These lamenti constituted the ideal framework for putting into practice the latest discoveries in expressive solo singing. Freed from the subtleties of counterpoint, it was now able to communicate the emotion expressed in the words directly to the listener. In this respect sacred music was not far behind and it is easy to understand why the plaints of Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Cross were so abundant, especially in Rome where religious music had always occupied a more important position than elsewhere. The solo motets of Rossi, Agneletti, Mazzocchi and Frescobaldi bear dazzling witness to this specifically Roman musical activity.

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    • María Cristina Kiehr
    • Concerto Soave
      Early music ensemble
    • Jean-Marc Aymes


    • Giovanni-Battista Agneletti
    • Luigi Rossi
    • Girolamo Frescobaldi
    • Michelangelo Rossi
    • Bonifatio Gratiani
    • Domenico Mazzocchi
    • Ercole Bernabei
    • Benedetto Ferrari


    GIOVANNI-BATTISTA AGNELETTI · Gloria (4'11) LUIGI ROSSI [1597-1653] · Pender non prima vide sopra vil tronco (13'50) GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI [1583-1643] · Dove, dove sparir (2'24) · Toccata per l'arpa. Canzon (3'05) · A piè della gran Croce (2'38) MICHELANGELO ROSSI [1601-1656] · Toccata Settima per clavicembalo (3'55) BONIFATIO GRATIANI [1604-1664] · Dominus illuminatio mea (8'18) DOMENICO MAZZOCCHI [1592-1665] · Dunque ove tu Signor (2'00) · Lagrime Amare (5'01) GIOVANNI GIROLAMO KAPSBERGER [1580-1651] · Toccata per liuto (2'18) DOMENICO MAZZOCCHI [1592-1665] · Homai le luci erranti (3'28) ERCOLE BERNABEI [1622-1687] · Heu me miseram et infelicem (5'12) BENEDETTO FERRARI [1597-1681] · Queste pungenti spine (13'58)

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