War and Faith

Composers: Andrea Gabrieli, Giorgio Mainerio, Clèment Jannequin, Matthias Hermann Werrecore, Claudio Merulo, Claudio Merulo
Conductor: Gian Paolo Fagotto, Gian Paolo Fagotto
Soloist: Edoardo Bellotti, Fabio Tricomi
Chorus: Chorus Beatorum, Il Terzo Suono, Daltrocanto
Orchestra: Ensemble La Fenice, Ensemble Il Suonar Parlante
Genre: Ancient Music
Label: Blue Line
Booklet includes lyrics/libretto: yes
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-No.: 47691-2
Total Time: 65:10
Recordingdate: Nov 02
Technologie: Digital 24bit/96khz
Release Date: Jan 04

Description

War and Faith: a coupling that was not only related to Crusaders but to many aspects during the Renaissance and the early Baroque. And both War and Faith had a common denominator in the music. This disc tries to reconstitute the music which escorted warriors before, during and after two of those battles which
stained Europe with blood in the 16th century.

French and Spanish/Milanese armies had a cruel conflict in the Northern Part of Italy between 1515 and 1525. Two memorable battles, the Battle of Marignano and that of Pavia, changed the face of the Northern Italy and excited the fantasy of various composers of that century. The great Jannequin composed his “La Guerre” for the French victory at Marignano, the Flemish-Italian composer Werrecore released for the subsequent victory of the Spanish at Pavia a unique vocal masterpiece “La Bataglia Taliana” and Mainerio who was one of the greatest even if neglected Italian composer released two Magnificat so called “Magnificat of the battles”.

With this Arts CD you’ll be catapulted into the 16th Century, to the Basilica of Aquileia in front of the then powerful Patriarch, who would bless the Spanish/Italian armies before the battle, then to the battle field and again to the basilica for the final blessing and thanks to God for the victory.

An unmissable occasion to listen to amazing music mostly never available before with some of the best Italian and French musicians.

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
1
Intonazione del VI Tono
In the Basilic of Aquileia
01.23 0,99 €
2
Antifona del VI Tono
In the Basilic of Aquileia
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli
00.37 0,99 €
3
Magnificat Sexti Toni
In the Basilic of Aquileia
& Brevis Modulatio
13.16 3,00 €
4
Canzon ariosa
In the Basilic of Aquileia
02.52 0,99 €
5
Improvisation on a French folk melody
In the Duke's Palace: The Battles of the French for the Ducato of Milan
Arrival of the French troops at Marignano
Composer: Andrea Gabrieli
Soloist: Fabio Tricomi
01.00 0,99 €
6
La Guerre
In the Duke's palace: The Battles of the French for the Ducato of Milan
The victory of the Milanese troops at Marignano
07.02 2,00 €
7
Ballo Francese
In the Duke's Palace: The Battles of the French for the Ducato of Milan
The victory of the French troops at Marignano
02.59 0,99 €
8
Ballo Milanese
In the Duke's Palace: The Battles of the French for the Ducato of Milan
The victory of the French troops at Marignano
01.15 0,99 €
9
La Bataglia Taliana
In the Duke's Palace: The Battles of the French for the Ducato of Milan
The recovery of the Milanese troops at Pavia
11.27 3,00 €
10
Toccata Primi Toni
In the Basilic of Aquileia
03.43 0,99 €
11
Antifona del V Tono
In the Basilic of Aquileia
00.43 0,99 €
12
Magnificat Quinti Toni
In the Basilic of Aquileia
14.04 3,00 €
13
Antifona del V Tono
In the Basilic of Aquileia
00.43 0,99 €
14
Improvisazione: Fantasia sopra il Regina Coeli
In the Basilic of Aquileia
01.03 0,99 €
15
Regina Coeli
In the Basilic of Aquileia
03.03 0,99 €

Reviews:

musicweb.uk.net (13.10.2004)


"This is a spendidly vital and imaginative release. All the performers acquit themselves with genuine distinction and this combative, imaginative and successful disc covers War and Faith with equal conviction"

International Record Review (17.06.2004)


"Fagotto has assembled an impressive array of specialist ensembles, whose excellence and sophistication probably outstrip anything available to the composer. The music making is of the highest order and is immaculately recorded by the Arts engineers"

classicstoday.com (17.06.2004)


"Two magnificient Magnificats ... The singing and instrumental performances are very fine"

klassik.com (17.06.2004)


"Gian Paolo Fagotto has done a great job"

Toccata (17.06.2004)


"Splendid. I like especially the contrast between small vocal groups and tuttis"

klassik.com (17.06.2004)


"Gian Paolo Fagotto hat hier Beachtliches geleistet. Die Aufnahmen sind in der Balance zwischen Vokalem und Instrumentalem ausgeglichen ausgelotet. Das Klangbild ist räumlich und profund. Das Booklet enthält absolut lesenswerte Texte von Fagotto selbst. Unter hundert Booklettexten wird man nur wenige finden, die editorisch so tiefgreifend informieren wie es hier der Fall ist"

Toccata ... D (17.06.2004)


"Vortrefflich ... Besonders gefällt mir der Kontrast zwischen kleinem Vokalensemble und den Tuttistellen"

Classica-Répertoire (17.06.2004)


"Un enregistrement ... plutôt bien fait. À connaître"

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