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Paolo da Firenze: Amor, tu solo'l sai - Ballate e Madrigali

Album Summary

>Firenze, Paolo da : Amor, tu solo 'l sai, ballata
>Firenze, Paolo da : Lena, virtù e speanza, ballata for 3 voices
>Firenze, Paolo da : Un c'osa, estampita
>Firenze, Paolo da : Girando un bel falcon, madrigal for 2 voices
>Firenze, Paolo da : Altro che sospirar, ballata for 3 voices
>Firenze, Paolo da : Poc'anno di mirar, ballata
>Firenze, Paolo da : Sofrir m'estuet et plus non puis durer, ballata for 4 voices
>Firenze, Paolo da : Ventilla con tumulto, madrigal
>Firenze, Paolo da : Non più infelice, madrigal for 2 voices
>Firenze, Paolo da : Perch'i' non seppi passar, ballata for 3 voices
>Firenze, Paolo da : Perchè vendetta, ballata
>Firenze, Paolo da : Ma', ria, ver di me pietà, ballata
>Firenze, Paolo da : Amor mi stringe, ballata
>Firenze, Paolo da : Lasso, grev'è'l partir, ballata
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A large corpus of Paolo's music has survived for us through the ms. fonds italien 568 held in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Except for a Benedicamus and a Gaudeamus, all of his surviving works are polyphonic secular songs - madrigals and ballate - a corpus of around 60 pieces. Paolo is therefore among the Italian trecento composers who have left the largest surviving body of work - only Landini has left us more. But apart from the quantity, it is above all the exquisite quality of his music that we appreciate today. Paolo's musical language is in tension between two poles: the eccentrically abstract and hypersensitive mannerism of late Gothic art, against the simple beauty and straightforward nature of the upcoming humanism of the Renaissance. For us as contemporary performers Paolo's lyricism plays subtly with the balance between impression and expression, between serving and being served by the music.

American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Almost all of the pieces are polyphonic songs, and 14 of them are very well performed here by the eight members of ClubMedieval: colors are varied and everyone sings and plays with animation, energy, and courtly joy. In 'Altro Che Sospirar' three singers pass the lead to each other as they comment in courtly and elegant languages (both verbal and musical) on the topic of haughty ladies, sweet gazes, and sighs. Gothic harp, organetto, viel, and psalterion are among the instruments used to bring the pieces to life. The sparkling and delicate voice of the psalterion in 'Ma', Ria, Ver Di Me Pieta' is very well judged and memorable. Florid vocal lines in 'Ventilla Con Tumulto' summon praise for startling beauty, and the instrumental version of 'Girand' Un Bel Falcon' has a free form and declamatory pulse that depicts soaring and twisting acrobatic flight with abandon.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012).



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Works Details

>Firenze, Paolo da : Amor, tu solo 'l sai, ballata
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Lena, virtù e speanza, ballata for 3 voices
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Un c'osa, estampita
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Girando un bel falcon, madrigal for 2 voices
  • Performers: Thomas Baeté (Vielle); Guillermo Pérez (Organ); Guillermo Pérez (Organetto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 1409

>Firenze, Paolo da : Altro che sospirar, ballata for 3 voices
  • Performers: Marketa Cukrova (Voice); Raffaele Giordani (Tenor); Daan Verlaan (Gothic Harp); Daan Verlaan (Voice)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Poc'anno di mirar, ballata
  • Performers: Thomas Baeté (Vielle); Guillermo Pérez (Organ); Guillermo Pérez (Organetto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Sofrir m'estuet et plus non puis durer, ballata for 4 voices
  • Performers: Thomas Baeté (Vielle); Francesca Cassinari (Soprano); Elisabeth Seitz (Psaltery)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Written: 1397-1402

>Firenze, Paolo da : Ventilla con tumulto, madrigal
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval
  • Form: Choral

>Firenze, Paolo da : Non più infelice, madrigal for 2 voices
  • Performers: Thomas Baeté (Vielle); Guillermo Pérez (Organ); Guillermo Pérez (Organetto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Perch'i' non seppi passar, ballata for 3 voices
  • Performers: Olalla Aleman (Voice); Francesca Cassinari (Soprano); Raffaele Giordani (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Perchè vendetta, ballata
  • Performers: Raffaele Giordani (Tenor); Guillermo Pérez (Organ); Guillermo Pérez (Organetto)
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Ma', ria, ver di me pietà, ballata
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Amor mi stringe, ballata
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Firenze, Paolo da : Lasso, grev'è'l partir, ballata
  • Conductor: Thomas Baeté
  • Ensemble: ClubMediéval
  • Notes: l'église Saint-Remy de Franc-Waret, Belgique (08/08/2012-08/11/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval