Chominciamento di gioia: Virtuoso dance-music from the time of Boccaccio's Decamerone

Chominciamento di gioia: Virtuoso dance-music from the time of Boccaccio's Decamerone

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by Ensemble Unicorn
     
 

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/1994
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099413121
catalogNumber:
8553131
Rank:
230796

Tracks

  1. Chominciamento di gioia  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  2. Lamento di Tristano et la Rotta  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  3. Bellicha (British Library Ms. 29987)  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  4. Tre fontane  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  5. Parlamento  -  Anonymous  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  6. Principio di Virtu  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  7. Saltarello No. 1 (GB-LBl Add.29987)  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  8. Trotto (14th century)  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  9. Saltarello No. 2  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  10. Isabella  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  11. Ghaetta (An Istampita) (14th cent.)  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  12. Saltarello No. 3 (British Library Ms. 29987)  -  Anonymous, Italian  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  13. In pro  -  Anonymous  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne
  14. La Manfredina et la Rotta  -  Anonymous  -  Ensemble Unicorn  - Michael Posch  - Wolfgang Reithofer  - John Payne

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Chominciamento di gioia: Virtuoso dance-music from the time of Boccaccio's Decamerone 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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These wonderful Italian dances are from a 14th century manuscript held by the British Library. Though melodically and structurally complex, they are monophonic--only one line of music. The challenge for groups of instrumentalists is to find appropriate ways for all their members to contribute. The European musicians of Ensemble Unicorn certainly rise to the challenge, and in a creative and rousing manner. Director and recorder player Michael Posch, fiddler and shawm player Marco Ambrosini, lutenist Thomas Wimmer, percussionist Wolfgang Reithofer, and hurdy-gurdy/harp/bagpipe player Riccardo Delfino have a spirited, good time romping through the up-tempo numbers, while reflecting meditatively on the gentler ones. The quality of this and the many other Ensemble Unicorn releases for Naxos is superb without qualification, but even moreso considering that the purchase prices are less than half of what most other CDs cost. I bought every Ensemble Unicorn recording I could get my hands on, and enjoy them all--varying styles of medieval and early Renaissance music from different ages and regions, but all very well done by this talented and innovative group! Look them up by searching for ¿Ensemble Unicorn¿--the titles are too long and numerous to cite here. If you like this particular recording and these 14th century Italian dances, you might also want to check out ¿Istanpitta!: A Medieval Dance Band¿ and ¿Istanpitta II: Medieval Dances¿ by New York¿s Ensemble for Early Music.