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Baroque Voix\Voices Vol 29 - Amour & mascarade - Purcell, etc / Ensemble Amarillis

> Masques Anglais - Masques Anglais: The furies
> Come, ye sons of art away, Z. 323 - Come, ye sons of art away, Z. 323: Bid the Virtues
> Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti - Canzona terza
> Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti - Canzona quinta
> Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti - Canzona prima
> Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti - Canzona sesta
> O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z. 504 - O dive custos Auriacae domus, Z. 504: O dive custos auricae domus
> Masques Anglais - The fairey Masque
> Masques Anglais - Cupararee or graysin
> The Fairy Queen, Z. 629 - The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Act V: The Plaint: O let me weep
> Masques Anglais - Masques Anglais: The ladies masque
> Come, ye sons of art away, Z. 323 - Come, ye sons of art away, Z. 323: Sound the Trumpet
> Masques Anglais - The goates masque
> Masques Anglais - The second witches dance
> Quanto dolce e quell' ardore - Aria: Quanto dolce e quell'ardore
> Quanto dolce e quell' ardore - Recitativo: Pur che a te sia vicina
> Quanto dolce e quell' ardore - Aria: Aprimi il petto

Album Summary

>Anonymous, English : The Furies
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon terza
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon quinta
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon prima
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon sesta
>Purcell, Henry : O dive custos
>Anonymous, English : The Fairey Masque
>Anonymous, English : Cupararee or Graysin, masque
>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
>Anonymous : The ladies masque
>Anonymous, English : The Goates Masque
>Anonymous, English : The second witches dance Masque
>Mancini, Francesco : Quanto dolce e quell' ardore, cantata for soprano, oboe & continuo
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers


Reviews

Strange Baroque Bedfellows
The opening paragraph of the liner notes made me flinch, “…the artistes of the Amarillis ensemble are all very young, and they play and sing with the dash and spirit of their youth…The works [by Purcell and Frescobaldi]…are known as it were in slow motion, rather cramped, without the brilliance that players under thirty can bring to bear on them.” These recordings were made in 1999 and trust me, there were plenty of energetic recordings of Purcell and Frescobaldi played with dash and spirit before Ensemble Amarillis appeared on the scene. That being said, this oddly programmed disc of some anonymous English dance tunes, canzone of Frescobaldi, vocal music of Purcell and a rarely-heard cantata by Francesco Mancini is mostly pleasing. Soprano Patricia Pettibon and tenor Jean-François Noveli are the featured soloists in the vocal works and the instrumental ensemble comprised of (in various combinations) flûte à bec, oboe, low strings and harpsichord are featured in the Frescobaldi and English dances. I loved the blend of oboe (sounding here like a cornetto) and Pettibon’s high, bright voice in Purcell’s “Bid the Virtues.” Sure, I couldn’t understand a word Pettibon was singing but the tonal quality was gorgeous. However, the absolutely miserable English pronunciation of Pettibon and Noveli sink Purcell’s “Sound the Trumpet,” despite Pettibon’s delicious attempts to imitate the sound of a trumpet with a lovely trill. Pettibon delivers a glorious performance of Mancini’s cantata “Quanto dolce è quell’ardore” where she ornaments every line beautifully and even makes the recitative memorable, this is the high point of the program. I mostly overcame my distaste for the flûte à bec (recorder to us vulgar Americans) in the Frescobaldi canzone, which were played with dexterity by Héloise Gaillard. The best moment in the Frescobaldi sequence was the lush and darkly rich cello playing of Ophélie Gaillard and tasteful accompaniment by harpsichordist Violaine Cochard. The English dances were charming and very well played. Speaking of English dances, I was surprised how closely the opening of “The second witches dance” resembled the “Popeye the Sailorman” song? This is a pleasant recording which offers a glimpse of two artistes, Pettibon and Ophélie Gaillard, who have gone on to great careers in the world of early music.
Submitted on 09/28/09 by Craig Zeichner 
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Works Details

>Anonymous, English : The Furies
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon terza
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon quinta
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon prima
  • Performers: Ophelie Gaillard (Cello); Violaine Cochard (Harpsichord); Richard Myron (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon sesta
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Purcell, Henry : O dive custos
  • Performers: Ophelie Gaillard (Cello); Violaine Cochard (Harpsichord); Jean-François Novelli (Tenor); Richard Myron (Double Bass); Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694-1695

>Anonymous, English : The Fairey Masque
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Written: 15th Century

>Anonymous, English : Cupararee or Graysin, masque
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.

>Purcell, Henry : Fairy Queen, Z 629
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1689

>Anonymous : The ladies masque
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performers: Ophelie Gaillard (Cello); Violaine Cochard (Harpsichord); Jean-François Novelli (Tenor); Richard Myron (Double Bass); Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Anonymous, English : The Goates Masque
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.

>Anonymous, English : The second witches dance Masque
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.

>Mancini, Francesco : Quanto dolce è quell' ardore, cantata for soprano, oboe & continuo
  • Performer: Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicolas Bartholomée
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Amarillis
  • Notes: Eglise allemande, rue Blanche (10/04/1998-10/09/1998)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1738