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Concerto Italiano in the Pierre Boulez hall : Languishing of the heart pain sounds

love, sorrow, seems to be the dominant feeling of the late Italian Renaissance have been, if you believe the lush Madrigal production, which enriched the courtly life in Mantua, Florence, and Milan. "Cruel Amaryllis" or "pain full Torture" were the names of the texts, often by different composers set to music, in which a failing lover, was indicted in your carefree heart and Bustle of lots of nature, or just a cruel fate.

Performed by Concerto Italiano, a highly versatile Ensemble of "historically informed" singers and instrumentalists, these songs, however, for the pure pleasure of it. Two sopranos and two tenors, a countertenor and a Bass has brought its founder and musical Director Rinaldo Alessandrini, in the Pierre Boulez hall, discreetly, the Theorbo, an Italian Lute, accompanied by two players. You not only fascinate by the pure harmony of the voices, virtuoso, full color flexibility. What distinguishes the Italians, is a natural and lively access to these intricately-complicated-shaped structures, as if it were Tarantellen and Vilanellen, the dance and folk music of this time.

Inimitable melodic conciseness

The pain worn, out of bold voting, resulting from the harmonics of Luca Marenzio, not intersections, for example, carries the meditative, almost sacred character, the other performers for the sounds of the 16. Century, but an immediate, feeling of tension stressed. The Flemish-born Giaches de wert contributes to the work rhythmic vivacity, Pomponio this from the vicinity of Carlo Gesualdo further harmonic Escalations. The history of music had this level of complexity in clearer, barrel-friendly structures. Already Luzzasco Luzzaschi brings the voices to the soloist, the area of validity; Sigismondo d'india, early late contemporary of Monteverdi, writes 1615 little Opera scenes. "Io mi son giovinetta", the futile courtship of the youth prize at the end of shepherdess, will not be surpassed in according to the picturesque fantasy and the great Creator of the "Orfeo" that sums up the same Text with even virtuoserer coloratura.

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