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Heinrich Schutz: Italienische Madrigale

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Album Summary

>Schütz, Heinrich : O primavera...O dolcezza anarissimi, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 1-2 (Op. 1/1-2
>Schütz, Heinrich : Il primo libro de madrigali, Op. 1
>Schütz, Heinrich : Selve beate, se sospirando, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 3 (Op. 1/3)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Alma afflitta, che fai, madrigal for soprano, alto, 2 tenors & bass, SWV 4 (Op. 1/4)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Cosi morir debb'io, madrigal for soprano, alto, 2 tenors & bass, SWV 5 (Op. 1/5)
>Schütz, Heinrich : D'orrida selve alpina, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 6 (Op. 1/6)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Ride la primavera, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 7 (Op. 1/7)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Fuggi, fuggi, o mio core, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 8 (Op. 1/8)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Feritevi, ferite ("Feritevi, viperette mordaci"), madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 9
>Schütz, Heinrich : Fiamma ch'allaccia, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 10 (Op. 1/10)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Quella dama son io, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 11 (Op. 1/11)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Mi saluta costei, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 12 (Op. 1/12)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Io moro, ecco ch'io moro, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 13 (Op. 1/13)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Sospir che del bel petto, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 14 (Op. 1/14)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Dunque a Dio, care selve, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 15 (Op. 1/15)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Tornate o cari baci, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 16 (Op. 1/16)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Di marmo siete voi, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 17 (Op. 1/17)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Giunto e pur, Lidia, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 18 (Op. 1/18)
>Schütz, Heinrich : Vasto mar, nel cui seno, madrigal for soprano, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 19 (Op. 1/19)
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

German composer and organist, Heinrich Schütz is kindly regarded as the most important German composer before Johann Sebastian Bach. Writing was is thought to be the first German opera, Dafne, he is commemorated as a musician in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church. Contained here are his Italienische Madrigale (Italian Madrigals) recorded by the Dresdner Kammerchor under the skilled baton of Hans-Christoph Rademann.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010).



Reviews

Schütz —father of modern music—a young man in Italy
With the benefit of mentor sponsorship in 1609, a young Heinrich Schütz absorbed the culture and influence of Venice to transform himself into Henrico Sagittario Allemanno, to influence the musical world for centuries. Following this fellowship adventure, Schütz went on to compose music a century before Bach to initiate what is considered modern music.


The accompanying booklet for Italian Madrigals carefully explains this musical journey, noting the “cultural transfer” from Italy to Germany for which Schütz became the pioneer.


Subjects of these songs range from nature and love to melancholy and death. The voices of the Dresdner Kammerchor caress each note and enunciation of the five-voice parts, appealing to the singer and listener alike. This group, under the guidance of Hans-Christoph Rademann, has earned an impeccable international reputation for this impressive music. Pitch, entrances, expression, and phrasing are flawless. The final madrigal in this collection shows important departures from the preceding pieces, as explained in the booklet.


This CD is the second volume in a set of three, The Complete Works of Schütz. While listening to the madrigals in succession, one may find “same-i-ness” rather than fine distinctions. For the words, non-Italian speakers lose something in the translation; English text is relegated to the end of the booklet.


The imaginary scene of a young musician being selected for study in the cultural capital of the world instantly appeals to those who seek opportunity for promising students. The occasion of Schütz studying and composing in Venice opened the musical world to development and exploration still expanding to this day. Such a success story comes too seldom; it encourages each of us to expand learning opportunities with the young and promising in our midst.

Submitted on 01/06/12 by howsweetthesound 
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Although he is best known for his many sacred compositions, these Italian madrigals are among Schutz's earliest vocal works. Those who only know those later pieces may be surprised to hear a hint of Gesualdo here, but the composer learned the style during his studies in Venice. The entire set was never meant to be heard in one go--like any sweet stuff, it has to be spaced out--so sample, if you can, the eighth in the set, "Fuggi, fuggi o mio core," with its rushing figures and alternating meters, or number 15, "Dunque addio, care selve," which comes, after four minutes of harmonic twisting, to inevitable and perfect rest. While I'm not entirely sold on performing this music with so many voices on a part (not that 18 singers is a huge choir), there's little fault to be found with the singing itself. Texts are provided, but the English is printed on different pages than the Italian being sung.
Submitted on 04/07/13 by Jim D. 
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Works Details

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : O primavera...O dolcezza anarissimi, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 1-2 (Op. 1/1-2
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Ensemble: Dresden Chamber Choir
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Il primo libro de madrigali, Op. 1
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Selve beate, se sospirando, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 3 (Op. 1/3)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Alma afflitta, che fai, madrigal for soprano, alto, 2 tenors & bass, SWV 4 (Op. 1/4)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Così morir debb'io, madrigal for soprano, alto, 2 tenors & bass, SWV 5 (Op. 1/5)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : D'orrida selve alpina, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 6 (Op. 1/6)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Ride la primavera, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 7 (Op. 1/7)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Fuggi, fuggi, o mio core, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 8 (Op. 1/8)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Feritevi, ferite ("Feritevi, viperette mordaci"), madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 9
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Fiamma ch'allaccia, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 10 (Op. 1/10)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Quella dama son io, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 11 (Op. 1/11)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Mi saluta costei, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 12 (Op. 1/12)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Io moro, ecco ch'io moro, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 13 (Op. 1/13)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Sospir che del bel petto, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 14 (Op. 1/14)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Dunque à Dio, care selve, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 15 (Op. 1/15)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Tornate o cari baci, madrigal for 2 sopranos, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 16 (Op. 1/16)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Di marmo siete voi, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 17 (Op. 1/17)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Giunto è pur, Lidia, madrigal for 3 sopranos, alto & bass, SWV 18 (Op. 1/18)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral

>Heinrich Schütz (Composer) (1585 - 1672) : Vasto mar, nel cui seno, madrigal for soprano, alto, tenor & bass, SWV 19 (Op. 1/19)
  • Conductor: Hans-Christoph Rademann
  • Notes: Ev. Kirche St. Marien, Dohna (06/10/2010-06/14/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral