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Bendetto Marcello: Salmi di Davide

Bendetto Marcello: Salmi di Davide

by Rinat Shaham
     
 
King David, soldier and poet, was for centuries a figure as attractive to musicians as to artists like the one who sculpted the big unclothed guy in Florence's Uffizi galleries. Benedetto Marcello's settings of the Psalms of David, part of a large collection called the Estro poetico-armonico, were famous during his own lifetime (1686-1739) and beyond, but have been

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King David, soldier and poet, was for centuries a figure as attractive to musicians as to artists like the one who sculpted the big unclothed guy in Florence's Uffizi galleries. Benedetto Marcello's settings of the Psalms of David, part of a large collection called the Estro poetico-armonico, were famous during his own lifetime (1686-1739) and beyond, but have been strangely neglected in recent years even as more obscure Baroque repertories have flourished. When they are heard, it is usually because of their exotic Jewish component. Marcello, a Venetian aristocrat and financial official, was also something of an early ethnomusicologist; he notated chants and songs of Venetian Jews, and inserted intonations of psalm verses, in Hebrew, as freestanding movements or interludes into these settings. (The Jews, in turn, spread Marcello's works all over Europe.) Marcello handles these beautifully. In the three psalms presented on this disc, they come respectively at the beginning, near the end, and in the middle as an introduction to a key aria. The notes by conductor Jay Bernfield blame musicological questions about the authenticity of some of Marcello's other works for the decline in popularity of these psalms, but it would be surprising, given the German roots of musical scholarship, if anti-Semitism did not play some role. Almost as surprising as the Hebrew language is the direct, contemporary Italian used in the main portions of the psalm settings -- many works of this type were in Latin. Marcello's works form something of an intimate Italian counterpart to Heinrich Schütz's German "Psalmen Davids." His settings, for soprano and a continuo featuring a combination of harp and lute that appears in paintings of David, are neither operatic nor oratorio-like. They are formally loose and follow the sense of the text in a flexible way; many of the sections marked "aria" are slow, expressive, arioso-like conceptions; sample track 25, with its repetition of the words "sei la sola meta e immortale oggetto" (You are the only goal and immortal object [of worship]") for an idea of the power of Marcello's style. Israeli-born soprano Rinat Shaham is an ideal interpreter of this music, not only because of her religious background but also because of her medium-sized voice that adapts itself nicely to the free, expressive qualities of this music. A full set of Marcello's 50 psalms by these same forces would be both artistically desirable and commercially successful.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2005
Label:
Atma Classique
UPC:
0722056223324
catalogNumber:
22233
Rank:
159882

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Tracks

  1. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XVIII. Intonazione degli Ebrei Spagnoli (Sha  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  2. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XVIII. Aria - Largo (Oh immacolata, e pura)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  3. Sonata for 2 cellos & continuo in C minor, SF. 753 (Op. 2/2)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Skip Sempe  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  4. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Aria - Lento (Signor, dall'empia gente)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  5. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Recitativo (Per quelli poi, che meco uni  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  6. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Aria - Risoluto (Pera ogni lor memoria)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  7. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Aria - Adagio assai (Tu, mio Signor, tu  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  8. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Recitativo (Nulla v'è di più grande)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  9. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Aria - Adagio (Benedetto tu, o Signore)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  10. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Recitativo (Cosi fra rei perigli, e pene  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  11. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Aria - Allegro (Percio riempiesi)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  12. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Recitativo (No, tu non lascierai)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  13. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Intonazione degli Ebrei Tedeshi (Maoz Zu  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  14. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XV. Aria - Presto, Allegro (De la vita 'l re  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  15. Sonata for 2 cellos & continuo in B flat major, SF. 758 (Op. 2/5)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Skip Sempe  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  16. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Grave (Volgi mio Dio, deh volgi)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  17. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Adagio (Le grida dé delitti al d  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  18. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Recitativo (Nel Giorno ognor ti chiamo  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  19. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Largo assai (E pur tu quello sei  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  20. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Recitativo (A me sol tocca una diversa  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  21. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Tempo giusto (Quai Giovenchi fer  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  22. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Adagio assai (Forar le mani mie)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  23. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Recitativo (Han divisi fra loro i panni  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  24. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Intonazione degli Ebrei Tedeshi (Shofet  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  25. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Adagio (Signor non tardi dunque  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  26. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Largo (Di costoro al furor mio D  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  27. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Lento (Ma so ben io)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  28. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Lento (Ma so ben io)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  29. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Largo (Io dunque alto Signor tue  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  30. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Largo (Di si gran maraviglie)  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  31. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Recitativo (Con riverente tributaria fe  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll
  32. Estro poetico-armonico, psalm settings for vocal soloists & continuo, SF. 601-51: Salmo XXI. Aria - Adagio, Allegro (Annuziato alle  - Benedetto Marcello  - Mike Fentross  - Francoise Johannel  - Arianne Maurette  - Susan Napper  - Rinat Shaham  - Diane Lagacé  - Max Berger  - Judaica Coll

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