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Vincenzo Capriola (1474-1555): 'Non ti spiacqua l'ascoltar' Lute Works, 1517 / Paolo Cherici, lute

Album Summary

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Ti(entalora) baleto da balar, for lute
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Canto bello, for lute
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Padoana ala francese, for lute
>Ghizeghem, Hayne van : De tous biens plaine
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 5
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Non ti spiaqua lascoltar, for lute
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 13
>Capirola, Vincenzo : Stavasi amor dormendo (d'apres B. Tromboncino)
>Cara, Marchetto : O mia cieca e dura sorte, for 4 voices
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 11 ("ala spagnola")
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Padoana descordata, for lute
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 12
>Févin, Antoine de : Sancta Trinitas
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 4
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 1
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Gentil princep, for lute
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 8
>Capriola, Vicenzo : La vilanella, for lute
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar Sesto
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Et in terra pax, for lute (after Josquin Desprez)
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 10
>Capriola, Vicenzo : Qui tollis peccata mundi, for lute (After Josquin des Prez)
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Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
There's a nice intricacy in the imitative lines (as in Ricercars I and VI) and the playing is good. The performances are recorded very closely so the listener hears as the player would, from right on top of the instrument without the resonance of a room around it. Having more bloom in the sound and more animation in the playing would add a lot to the interpretations. A note in the packaging indicates that this is a world premiere recording. Curious to learn more, I looked at the Newberry Library website and found that with one click of a link one can download this beautiful manuscript.

This CD is dedicated to Vincenzo Capirola (1474- after 1548). It is intended both as a tribute and as a testimony: a tribute to one of the most important composers of the Italian early sixteeth century instrumental music; a testimony to the transformations that the music language brings to completion in one of the most extraordinary and rich periods in history of music. Actually, in the very first decades of the century composers begin to write and publish specific instrumental pieces. As a consequence, instrumental music starts to emerge from the shadows of the medieval period. This new attention to instruments (such as organ, viola, harpsichord and particularly lute) produces a creative flurry of new forms and languages which will characterize all the following instrumental music. Vincenzo Capirola plays a leading role in this flourishing phase of instrumental repertoire thanks to his manuscript dating back to 1517 containing dances, ricercars and transcriptions of vocal pieces of contemporary polyphonists. His writing has a strong originality, especially in his ricercars which have an amazing breadth of composition in the alternation of conflicting moments (such as fast virtuoso scales and slow calm chord successions). Besides, his manuscript is richly decorated giving an additional value from an aesthetic point of view. Thus, in these pages we find a marriage of painting and music according to the Renaissance conception which cultivates and pursues the unity of arts.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 05/2013.



Reviews

An old master's music made new!
Paolo Cherici “Vincenzo Capirola – Lute Works” TACTUS

Lutenist and vihuelist Paolo Cherici has recorded 22 works for lute by Vincenzo Capriola, as collected by Capriola’s student, Vidal.
The music consists of dance forms, lute arrangements of other composers’ works, ricecari, and intabulations of polyphonic vocal music, both sacred and secular. The ricecari, with their emphasis on improvisational skill, are of particular interest as they give the listener the chance to compare and contrast the respective tones of the lute and its guitar-shaped, Spanish cousin, the vihuela. Mr. Cherici’s playing exhibits a sure-handed, masterful virtuosity on both instruments.
Equally intriguing is the fact that this project seems to be entirely self-recorded. If so, Mr. Cherici also deserves high praise for his efforts as a recording engineer/producer; the sound he achieves is pristine and clear, yet warmly intimate.
A welcome addition to the ever growing body of new recordings of ancient music, “Vincenzo Capriola – Lute Works” by Paolo Cherici should be on the must-have list of Renaissance music fans, guitar students, and any member of the general public curious about the earliest roots of instrumental music. Their reward will be an enjoyable and genuinely beautiful listening experience.

Highest possible recommendation 10 out of 10 Oscar O. Veterano

Submitted on 08/12/14 by Oscar O. Veterano 
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Works Details

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Ti(entalora) baleto da balar, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Canto bello, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Padoana ala francese, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Ghizeghem, Hayne van : De tous biens plaine
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1470-1480

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 5
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Non ti spiaqua lascoltar, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 13
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capirola, Vincenzo : Stavasi amor dormendo (d'aprés B. Tromboncino)
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Cara, Marchetto : O mia cieca e dura sorte, for 4 voices
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1504

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 11 ("ala spagnola")
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Padoana descordata, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 12
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Antoine de Févin (1475 - 1512) : Sancta Trinitas
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 4
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 1
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Gentil princep, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 8
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : La vilanella, for lute
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar Sesto
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Et in terra pax, for lute (after Josquin Desprez)
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Recercar for lute no 10
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Capriola, Vicenzo : Qui tollis peccata mundi, for lute (After Josquin des Prez)
  • Performer: Paolo Cherici (Vihuela)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance