L’Arpeggiata: Via Crucis | Erato 6945770

L’Arpeggiata: Via Crucis

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Label: Erato

Cat No: 6945770

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 22nd March 2010

Contents

Artists

Philippe Jaroussky
Nuria Rial
Barbara Furtuna
L’Arpeggiata

Conductor

Christina Pluhar

Artists

Philippe Jaroussky
Nuria Rial
Barbara Furtuna
L’Arpeggiata

Conductor

Christina Pluhar

About

Mediterranean passion, of a religious nature, inspires L’Arpeggiata’s new collection, an encounter between works by the 17th century Italian composers Sances and Merula and traditional music from Italy and Corsica.

L’Arpeggiata, the French-based ensemble directed by Austrian-born harpist and lutenist Christina Pluhar, releases its second Virgin Classics album, following 'Teatro d’amore', a programme of Monteverdi which blended instruments and voices, score and improvisation in a kind of sublime Baroque jam session. Figaro magazine observed that “L’Arpeggiata invests Monteverdi with a dazzling array of vocal and instrumental colours. A touch of improvisation raises the singing to an incandescent level … A unique distillation of explosive vitality”, while the leading German news magazine Spiegel exclaimed: “Roll over, Monteverdi; it is a long time since classical music has held so many surprises or taken such a broad view.“

L’Arpeggiata has made a speciality of exploring and exploiting the close links between Baroque repertoire and the traditional music of the Latin world and its characteristic forms such as the tarantella, the folia or the canario. In this new collection, Via Crucis, ‘the way of the Cross’, the focus is on the pervasive presence of religious feeling in Southern Europe.

The Passion of Christ evokes the same fervour in composers such as Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679) or Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665) - both active in northern Italy - as it does in the streets of Naples or the villages of Corsica.

The two main works in the collection are Sance’s extraordinary Stabat Mater and Merula’s Hor ch’e tempo di dormire, in which the Virgin Mary lulls her baby to sleep while weeping for his future suffering and both enthrall the listener with a basso ostinato and hypnotic swaying rhythms.

Contents:
1. L’Annonciation
(Anonymous)

2. Ninna nanna alla Napoletana
Philippe Jaroussky
(Traditional / Merlandi / Guissani)

3. Maria (sopra la Carpinese)
Maxime Merlandi, Jean Pierre Marchetti, Jean-Philippe Guissani, André Dominici
(Tarquinio Merula)

4. Hor ch’è tempo di dormire
Nuria Rial
(Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber)

5. L’Aria
La morte di Xsto – O Diu, tante suffranze
(Giovanni Legrenzi)

6. Lumi, potete piangere
Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky
(Traditional/Corsican)

7. Suda sangue
Maxime Merlandi, Jean-Pierre Marchetti, André Dominici, Jean-Philippe Guissani
(Benedetto Ferrari)

8. Queste pungente spine
Philippe Jaroussky
(Luigi Rossi)

9. Voglio morire
(Traditional/Corsican)

10. Stabat Mater
Maxime Merlandi, Jean-Pierre Marchetti, André Dominici, Jean-Philippe Guissani
(Giovanni Felice Sances)

11 Stabat Mater
Nuria Rial
(Maurizio Cazzati)
(Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli)

12. Passacaglia
Roccu Mambrini / Toni Casalonga / Nando Acquaviva

13. Lamentu di Ghjesu (sopra la Follia)
Maxime Merlandi, Jean-Pierre Marchetti, André Dominici, Jean-Philippe Guissani
Ci vedrem in Paradiso
(Tarquinio Merula)

14. Ciaccona
(Claudio Monteverdi)

15. Laudate Dominum
Nuria Rial
(Lorenzo Allegri)

16. Canario
(Anonymous)

17. Ciaccona di Paradiso e dell’Inferno
Philippe Jaroussky, Fulvio Bettini
(Enzo Gragnaniello)

18. ’Stù criatu
(Vincenzo Capezzuto)

Total Time: 70:35

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