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Metamorfosi Musicali - Impressions Baroques / Suzie Leblanc 'Constantinople'

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il ballo delle ingrate
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 9
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Bergamasca for chitarrone
>Rossi, Salomone : Sinfonia quinta
>Strozzi, Barbara : L'Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Capona & Ciaccona, for ensemble
>Merula, Tarquinio : Curtio precipitato et altri capricii, Op. 13
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Toccata Arpeggiata for chitarrone (from Book 1 of D'Intavolatura di Chitarrone)
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Kapsberger for chitarrone
>Landi, Stefano : Amarillide, deh vieni
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Colascione for chitarrone
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Canario for lute (from Book 1 of D'Intravolatura di Lauto)
>Landi, Stefano : A che piu l'arco tendere
>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Passacaglia
>Strozzi, Barbara : Amor dormiglione, cantata ("Amor, non dormir piu!"), Op. 2
Performer Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In line with a previous project, Early Dreams, it is the pages left by another marvelous composer and singer that Constantinople has taken the liberty of reinventing this time around. A worthy heiress of Monteverdi, Renaissance Venetian madrigalist Barbara Strozzi created a secular vocal repertoire that intoxicates the senses. A joyful and salutary delirium for music lovers!

For this project, the rich imagination of the beautiful artist with a demonic reputation is embodied by the velvety smooth vocals of Acadian soprano Suzie LeBlanc. Her poetry i s enhanced by the brio and bold improvisations of the Constantinople ensemble.

Under the theme of musical metamorphosis, this recording reflects the group's desire to take a glimpse at music of the past with modern eyes. Through the works revisited here, they try to rediscover the subtlety and the wisdom with which men of the past took time, looked for things and touched one another.

Constantinople is a musical ensemble that chose the journey as its foundation - geographical journeys, but also historical, cultural and inner. It also seeks inspiration from all sources, and aims for distant horizons.

Inspired by the ancient city illuminating East and West, the ensemble was conceived as a forum for encounters and cross-fertilization by Kiya and Ziya Tabassian, in 1998 in Montreal. Since then, as seasoned travelers, they have explored a wide range of musical avenues: from mediaeval manuscripts to contemporary aesthetics, from Mediterranean Europe to Eastern traditions and New World Baroque.

Born in Acadia, Suzie LeBlanc is one of the most sought after early music sopranos of her generation. In 2004, she began adding Acadian folk music, art song and lieder to her repertoire, and recorded Mozart lieder with Yannick Nézet-Seguin. She followed this with Chants de terre et de ciel by Messiaen, with Robert Kortgaard, and Tempi con variazioni with the ensemble Melosphere. The last two were awarded an Opus Prize in the Contemporary and World Music categories. Her latest CD, I Am in Need of Music on poems by Elizabeth Bishop, won an ECMA award for Best Classical Album of the Year.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Qu (05/08/2014-05/10/2014).



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Works Details

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il ballo delle ingrate :: (Excerpt)
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1638

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Madrigals, Book 9
  • Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1624

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Bergamasca for chitarrone
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rossi, Salomone : Sinfonia quinta :: (Excerpt)
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Orchestral

>Strozzi, Barbara : L'Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2
  • Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1651

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Capona & Ciaccona, for ensemble
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Merula, Tarquinio : Curtio precipitato et altri capricii, Op. 13
  • Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Toccata Arpeggiata for chitarrone (from Book 1 of D'Intavolatura di Chitarrone)
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1604

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Kapsberger for chitarrone
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Landi, Stefano : Amarillide, deh vieni
  • Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Colascione for chitarrone
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Canario for lute (from Book 1 of D'Intravolatura di Lauto)
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1611

>Landi, Stefano : A che piú l'arco tendere
  • Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Kapsberger, Johannes Hieronymus : Passacaglia
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Strozzi, Barbara : Amor dormiglione, cantata ("Amor, non dormir piú!"), Op. 2
  • Performer: Suzie LeBlanc
  • Ensemble: Constantinople
  • Notes: Salle Françoys-Bernier du Domaine Forget, St-Irénée, Québec (05/08/2014-05/10/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1651