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Marenzio: Madrigali

Album Summary

>Marenzio, Luca : Madrigals for 4 voices, Book 1 (Madrigali...libro primo a 4 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Basciami basciami mille mille volte, madrigal for 5 voices (Il quinto libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Satiati Amor ch'a piu doglioso amante, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci
>Marenzio, Luca : Dolorosi martir, fieri tormenti, madrigal for 5 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Ne fero sdegno mai donna mi mosse, madrigal for 6 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Talche dovunque vo, tutte repente, madrigal
>Marenzio, Luca : Liquide perle Amor da gli occhi sparse, madrigal for 5 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
>Terzi, Giovanni Antonio : Liquide perle Amor da gl'occhi sparse, diminuations for lute (after Marenzio)
>Marenzio, Luca : Vaghi e lieti fanciulli, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Deh, rinforzate il vostro largo pianto, madrigal for 6 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Donne il celeste lume, madrigal for 9 voices (Il quarto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Udite, lagrimosi spirti d'Averno, udite, madrigal for 5 voices (Il sesto libro de madrigali a 5 voci
>Marenzio, Luca : La dove sono i pargoletti Amori, madrigal for 6 voices (Il sesto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : E s'io mi doglio, Amor, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Fuggi, speme mia, fuggi, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Tirsi morir volea, madrigal for 5 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Freno Tirsi il desio, madrigal
>Marenzio, Luca : Cosi moriro i fortunati anamti, madrigal
>Philips, Peter : Tirsi morir volea, diminutions for harpischord (after Marenzio) (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Marenzio, Luca : Consummando mi vo piaggia in piaggia, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 5)
>Marenzio, Luca : O verdi selv'o dolci fonti e rivi, madrigal for 6 voices (Il sesto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Caro Aminta pur vuoi, madrigal for 6 voices (Il quarto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Non puo Filli piu, madrigal for 2 voices
>Marenzio, Luca : Cruda Amarilli che co 'l nom'ancora, madrigal for 5 voices (Il settimo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Ma grideran per me le piagg'e i monti, madrigal
>Marenzio, Luca : Per duo coralli ardenti, madrigal for 6 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
>Marenzio, Luca : Cosi nel mio parlar vogl'esser aspro, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 9)
>Marenzio, Luca : Et ella ancide, e non val c'huom si chiuda, madrigal
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Notes & Reviews:

The Gramophone Award winning release of Luca Marenzio's Madrigals performed by Concerto Italiano under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini. The disc that earned Alessandrini and his vocal ensemble their third Gramophone Award (Early music category) along with its French equivalent, La Monde de la music CHOC, in the same year. Luca Marenzio was a superstar of his time and considered a master of this secular polyphonic form known as the madrigal. Alessandrini's revelatory interpretations with Concerto Italiano have revolutionised perception of Italian music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The group's groundbreaking recordings of Monteverdi's madrigals have now achieved international benchmark status.

"Marenzio wrote over 400 madrigals, and this collection, a reissue of two Opus 111 releases, includes a healthy sampling of almost 50, written during the composer's most fruitful period, between 1580 and his death in 1599Using texts by a variety of poets, they are remarkable for the emotional depth and inventiveness of the text setting, the sure handling of harmonies that are sometimes vertiginously chromatic, and their broad expressive range Rinaldo Alessandrini leads the singers and a small instrumental ensemble of Concerto Italiano in impassioned performances Naive's sound is immaculate and wonderfully present. The collection makes a terrific introduction to Marenzio's work and should be of strong interest to fans of Renaissance vocal music and superlative ensemble singing." - All Music Guide



Reviews

A great madrigalist who wasn't Monteverdi
In his day, Luca Marenzio was the most famous madrigalist of the late 16th century. His works were even well-known in England where the composer Peter Philips arranged his erotically charged Tirsi morir volea for keyboard (itís heard on this recording in its original vocal version and in a version for solo harpsichord). Marenzioís style is polyphonic but blessed with a lightness of touch, so his textures are never dense or impenetrable. Marenzio also had a marvelous gift for word-painting and managed to pack intense meaning in brief phrases. This two-CD recording by Concerto Italiano under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini focuses on Marenzioís First Book of Madrigals and selections from his other books of madrigals. With music that is so dependent on the subtle nuances of language, there is no escaping the interpretative advantage native speakers have in the repertoire. The singers of Concerto Italiano are marvelous. Besides being able to draw every bit of drama from each word, they also sing with beauty and technical precision. This is not easy music and it is to Concerto Italianoís enormous credit that they make each madrigal very memorable indeed. These two CDs contain some of the finest musical settings of texts by such Italian poets as Petrarch, Tasso and Guarini. Jump right in and if you do not speak Italian, be sure to follow along with the libretto. Hereís the kicker: even if you donít speak Italian you will still be moved by the expressive power of these performances.
Submitted on 02/15/10 by Craig Zeichner 
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>Marenzio, Luca : Madrigals for 4 voices, Book 1 (Madrigali...libro primo a 4 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 28 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Marenzio, Luca : Basciami basciami mille mille volte, madrigal for 5 voices (Il quinto libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Satiati Amor ch'a piú doglioso amante, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Dolorosi martir, fieri tormenti, madrigal for 5 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Marenzio, Luca : Ne fero sdegno mai donna mi mosse, madrigal for 6 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Talchè dovunque vò, tutte repente, madrigal
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Liquide perle Amor da gli occhi sparse, madrigal for 5 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Terzi, Giovanni Antonio : Liquide perle Amor da gl'occhi sparse, diminuations for lute (after Marenzio)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1593

>Marenzio, Luca : Vaghi e lieti fanciulli, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Deh, rinforzate il vostro largo pianto, madrigal for 6 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Donne il celeste lume, madrigal for 9 voices (Il quarto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Udite, lagrimosi spirti d'Averno, udite, madrigal for 5 voices (Il sesto libro de madrigali a 5 voci
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Là dove sono i pargoletti Amori, madrigal for 6 voices (Il sesto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : E s'io mi doglio, Amor, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Fuggi, speme mia, fuggi, madrigal for 6 voices (Il secondo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Tirsi morir volea, madrigal for 5 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Marenzio, Luca : Frenò Tirsi il desio, madrigal
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Così moriro i fortunati anamti, madrigal
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Philips, Peter : Tirsi morir volea, diminutions for harpischord (after Marenzio) (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marenzio, Luca : Consummando mi vò piaggia in piaggia, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 5)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : O verdi selv'o dolci fonti e rivi, madrigal for 6 voices (Il sesto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Caro Aminta pur vuoi, madrigal for 6 voices (Il quarto libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Non può Filli piú, madrigal for 2 voices
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Cruda Amarilli che co 'l nom'ancora, madrigal for 5 voices (Il settimo libro de madrigali a 5 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Marenzio, Luca : Ma grideran per me le piagg'e i monti, madrigal
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Per duo coralli ardenti, madrigal for 6 voices (Il primo libro de madrigali a 6 voci)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Così nel mio parlar vogl'esser aspro, madrigal for 5 voices (Book 9)
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Marenzio, Luca : Et ella ancide, e non val c'huom si chiuda, madrigal
  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral