Venice: The Glories of

February 19, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Exploring Music focuses on sounds of the city, water, and love in Venice. Bill explores the magical city that inspired music of the late Renaissance, Baroque, and the beginning of Italian opera. From Monteverdi and Orlando di Lasso, Bill includes religious and secular music and continues with two major Venetian influences: Adrian Willaert of Dutch descent and the Roman composer Palestrina. Other composers featured in the week are Gabrieli, Vivaldi, Verdi, and more.

Playlist

Episode 1

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della beata virgine, Sonata sopra “Sancta Maria” (excerpt)
Cambridge King’s College Choir & London Early Music Consort
Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)
EMI 65339; 2:42

Orlando di Lasso: Mass “Qual donna,” Kyrie
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Lassus Masses and Motets
Nimbus records NI 5150; 2:39

Orlando di Lasso: Gallans qui par terre
Toronto Consort
Orlando Di Lasso: Chansons & Madrigals / The Toronto Consort
Dorian 80149; 1:12

Orlando di Lasso: Un jour l’amant
Toronto Consort
Orlando Di Lasso: Chansons & Madrigals / The Toronto Consort
Dorian 80149; 1:32

Adrian Willaert: Pater Noster/Ave Maria
Capella Currende/Erik van Nevel
Renaissance of the Spirit (The Music of Orlando Di Lasso and His Contemporaries)
Telarc 80521; 6:06

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Pope Marcellus Mass: Kyrie and Gloria
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Willcocks
Baroque Choral Works
EMI 65339; 3:55, 5:47

Giovanni Gabrielli: Sonata Pian’e forte
Brass ensembles from Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras
The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli
Sony 62353; 4:16

Giovanni Gabrielli: Jubilate Deo
Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Philips 446116; 4:52

Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonata per il Violino
Romanesca /Manze, violin; North, theorbo; Tull, harpsichord. & organ
Fantastic Style (17th C. Violin Music)
HM 907211; 5:17

Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon duodecimi toni & Canzon a 12 in echo
Brass ensembles from Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras
The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli
Sony 62353; 3:53, 3:26

Episode 2

Andrea Gabrieli: Ricercare del duodecimo tuono
Wallace Collection/Wright
Gabrieli and St Mark’s (Venetian Brass Music)
Nimbus 5236; 1:41

Claudio Monteverdi: 2nd, 4th, & 6th Madrigals from Book III
La Venexiana/Cavina
The Complete Madrigal Books
GCD 920929; 3:03, 3:17, 3:39

Claudio Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (excerpts) & Magnificat
The Monteverdi Choir; London Oratory Junior Choir; His Majesty’s Sagbuts & Cornetts; English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Vespro Della Beata Vergine/ Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Marien Vesper
Archiv 429565; 18:48, 17:31

Claudio Monteverdi: Magnificat
The Monteverdi Choir; London Oratory Junior Choir;
His Majesty’s Sagbuts & Cornetts; English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner
Vespro Della Beata Vergine/ Vespers of the Blessed Virgin Marien Vesper
Archiv 429565; 17:31

Episode 3

Claudio Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (excerpts from)
Monteverdi Choir; English Baroque Soloists; His Majesty’s Sagbuts & Cornetts/Gardiner;
Johnson, Baird, Dawson, von Otter, soloists
Monteverdi: L’Orfeo
Archiv 419250; 11:58

Barbara Strozzi: “Bella madre d’ amore” & “Chi di noi”
La Venexiana
Primo Libro de’ Madrigali
Cantus 9612; 3:05, 2:34

Heinrich Schütz: “Fili mi, Absalon”
Period instrument ensemble, van der Kamp, bass
Cantatas For Bass / Harry Van Der Kamp
Sony 68264; 6:10

Claudio Monteverdi: Coronation di Poppea (excerpts) Act II
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner; McNair, von Otter, Hanchard, soloists
L’incoronazione di Poppea
Archiv 447 088; 9:07

Claudio Monteverdi: Coronation di Poppea (excerpts) Final Scenes
English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner; McNair, von Otter, Hanchard, soloists
L’incoronazione di Poppea
Archiv 447 088; 12:00

Episode 4

Francesco Cavalli: “Ardo, sospiro e piango” from La Callisto
Scottish Chamber/Leppard; von Stade, soprano
Recital: Frederica Von Stade/ Cavalli, Monteverdi, Mozart
Erato 98504; 3:32

Dario Castello: Sonata No. 1
Romanesca / Manze, violin; North, theorbo; Tull, harpsichord & organ
Fantastic Style (17th C. Violin Music)
HM 907211; 4:45

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 3 No. 11: L’Estro Harmonico RV 565
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, violin; Wilcock, violin; Linden, violoncello
Vivaldi Concertos/ The English Concert
Archiv 423094; 8:16

Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia in b, RV 169: “Al Santo Sepolcro”
Tafelmusik/Lamon
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons / Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik
Sony 48251; 4:00

Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in C, RV 478
I Solisti Italiana; Turkovic, bassoon
Vivaldi: 5 Concerti for Bassoon, Strings & Continuo
Denon 81757-9528; 8:17

Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, “Il gardellino,” I
English Concert/Pinnock; Beznosiuk, flute
Vivaldi: 6 Flute Concertos Op. 10 / Beznosiuk, Pinnock
Archiv 423702; 3:56

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 4: Winter
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, violin
Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Concerto For Oboe & Violin, Etc / Standage, Pinnock, Et Al
Archiv 474616; 7:45

Episode 5

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 1: Spring, I (excerpt) II & III
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, violin
Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Concerto For Oboe & Violin, Etc / Standage, Pinnock, Et Al
Archiv 474616; 1:59, 2:40, 3:37

Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater
Concertgebouw/Negri; Kovalski, alto
Sacred Music For Solo Voices & Orchestra Vol. 2
Philips 432 091-2; 2:00

Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria (excerpts)
Atlanta Symphony & Chamber Chorus/Shaw
Gloria / Magnificat
Telarc 80194; 2:21, 2:49

Gioachino Rossini: The Italian girl in Algiers, overture
Philharmonia/Giulini
Rossini: Overtures / Carlo Maria Giulini, Philharmonia
EMI 62804; 7:58

Giuseppe Verdi: “La donne e mobile” (excerpt) & “Bella figlia dell’ amore” from Rigoletto
Rome Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Perlea; Merrill, Peters & Björling soloists
Verdi: Rigoletto / Perlea, Merrill, Peters, Björling, Tozzi
RCA 60172; 2:19, 4:43

Giuseppe Verdi: Act III Prelude & Finale from La Traviata
Royal Opera House Covent Garden/Solti; Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Beesley, Knight, & Nucci, soloists
Verdi: La Traviata / Solti, Gheorghiu, Lopardo, Nucci, Et Al
London 448119; 3:32, 4:48