Recitar Cantando

Recitar Cantando

by Accordone
     
 

Marco Beasley has devoted his career, both as a singer and musicologist, to Baroque vocal performance practice, a topic that has been overshadowed by research in instrumental practice. He admits that we will never know with precision what to seventeenth century audiences constituted beautiful singing, but his research has led him to use a light tone with little… See more details below

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Marco Beasley has devoted his career, both as a singer and musicologist, to Baroque vocal performance practice, a topic that has been overshadowed by research in instrumental practice. He admits that we will never know with precision what to seventeenth century audiences constituted beautiful singing, but his research has led him to use a light tone with little vibrato and in the repertoire on this album, a rhythmic flexibility that comes as close as possible to approximating natural speech patterns while remaining within the written note values. While his singing is expressive, along the spectrum of contemporary interpretations of early music, it's on the reserved side. This is especially evident in the two Monteverdi dramatic works, the scene from "Orfeo," in which the Messenger announces Eurydice's death, and "Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda." In both pieces, Beasley takes all the roles (the Messenger and Orfeo; the Narrator, Tancredi, and Clorinda), so dramatically the works are flattened out and come across as narrative songs. (Beasley doesn't claim the precedent of authenticity for this practice.) His delivery is restrained, without the passionate intensity that characterizes many modern performances. Beasley sings Monteverdi's "Lettera amorosa," though, with thrilling urgency. Vocally, his performance is unmannered and natural, not conventionally operatic, a sound that works beautifully in this repertoire. The selection of pieces here is delightful; the CD also includes a ravishing Monteverdian aria by Cherubino Busatti, instrumental works by Giovanni Battista Fontana, and works by Girolamo Frescobaldi and Giulio Caccini. The ensemble Accordone, led by Guido Morini, provides imaginative, lively, and sparkling accompaniment. Cypres' sound is intimate and atmospheric.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
Cypres
UPC:
5412217016456
catalogNumber:
1645
Rank:
195402

Tracks

  1. Angela siete  - Cherubino Busatti  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Marco Beasley  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  2. Sonata No.16 for violin, 2 cornettos, harp & continuo  - Giovanni Battista Fontana  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  3. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Scena: Messaggera ed Orfeo  - Claudio Monteverdi  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Marco Beasley  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Alessandro Striggio (the Younger)  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  4. Arie musicali Bk.1 No.7, Dunque dovrò del puro servir mio (Aria di Romanesca), in 4 sections for solo voice  - Girolamo Frescobaldi  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Marco Beasley  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  5. Toccate d'intavolatura ... No.11, Partite cento sopra il Passachagli  - Girolamo Frescobaldi  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Michel De Bacher  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  6. Amor, ch'attendi, for voice & continuo  - Giulio Caccini  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Marco Beasley  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  7. Se i languidi miei sguardi (Lettera amorosa), madrigal for soprano (from Book 7), SV 141  - Claudio Monteverdi  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Marco Beasley  - Claudio Achillini  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  8. Sonata No.8 for 2 violins, virginal & continuo  - Giovanni Battista Fontana  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  9. Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, dramatic cantata (from Book 8), SV 153  - Claudio Monteverdi  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Torquato Tasso  - Marco Beasley  - Michel De Bacher  -  Accordone  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen
  10. Ch'io non t'ami, cor mio?, for voice & continuo (from Le Seconde Nuove Musiche)  - Giulio Caccini  - Jeremy Drake  - Guido Morini  -  Plato  - Marco Beasley  - Franco Pavan  - Michel De Bacher  - Stefano Rocco  - Stefano Rocco  - Elise Debouny  - Katarina Cavanna  - Maria Bertels  - Monica Jansen

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Accordone   Primary Artist

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