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Live recordings, made by the Concertzender, of concerts with Early Music. In this episode we’ll broadcast two recordings which we made recently: Mille Affetti by Concerto d’Amsterdam with mezzo-soprano Luciana Mancini (see photo) and Kathedrale Klanken by Ensemble Hermes.

A) Mille Affetti – Concerto d’Amsterdam
On Sunday 12 May 2019 the concert Mille Affetti took place in the St. Nicholas church in Utrecht. Mille Affetti – a thousand feelings: love and fidelity, but also sorrow, anger and despair set the tone for this programme.
Singer Luciana Mancini is with her warm and expressieve, but also sometimes almost raw and heartbreaking voice the ideal advocate of this repertoire. You will hear arias from Veracini’s ‘Adriano in Siria’ and Händel’s ‘Ariodante’.

Baroque orchestra Concerto d’Amsterdam conducted by violinist Stefano Rossi frames Mancini’s beautiful arias with instrumental repertoire, which sprang from the same source: a concerto grosso of Corelli and two of the miraculous compositions of Charles Avison, based on the music of Domenico Scarlatti.

Arcangelo Corelli (1673-1713)
1. Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in D major
– Largo-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro-Largo-Allegro
– Largo
– Allegro-Adagio
– Allegro

Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768)
2. Aria Già presso al termine (from Adriano in Siria)

Charles Avison (1709-1770)
3. Concerto no. 3 in D minor (after Scarlatti)
– Largo Andante
– Allegro Spiritoso
– Vivace
– Allegro

George Frederick Händel (1685-1759)
4. Aria Scherza infida (from Ariodante HWV 33)

Charles Avison
5. Concerto no. 5 in D minor (after Scarlatti)
– Largo
– Allegro
– Andante moderato
– Allegro

Encore:
George Frederick Händel
6. Aria Crude furie (from Serse)

Luciana Mancini, mezzo-soprano. Concerto d’Amsterdam conducted by Stefano Rossi, violin
Recording: 12 May 2019, St. Nicholas church, Utrecht
Technique: Theo van Soest, production: Wijnand de Groot

Hermes Ensemble

B) Kathedrale Klanken – Hermes Ensemble
A day before, on Saturday 11 May 2019, the Hermes Ensemble conducted by Jeroen Spitteler gave a concert with the title ‘Kathedrale klanken’.
The famous choirbooks of the Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady testify to an age-long breeding ground for new music in the St. John’s Cathedral in ’s-Hertogenbosch.
The mass ‘In te Domine speravi’ of the 16th century Dutch master Gheerkin de Hondt is one of the works from these choirbooks and forms an important part of the concert. It has never been performed in its entirety, so you will hear a premiere!

In addition to this 16th century music you will also hear more recent works which derive from the St. John’s Cathedral: of Maurice Pirenne, organist and Rector Cantus of the Cathedral for many years.
This concert brings polyphony and the thereupon inspired music of Pirenne together.

Maurice Pirenne (1928–2008)
7. Caligaverunt oculi mei (1956)

Gheerkin de Hondt (approx. 1500-1547)
8. From Missa In te Domine speravi: Kyrie and Gloria

Maurice Pirenne
9. Ego flos campi (2001)

Gheerkin de Hondt
10. From Missa In te Domine speravi: Credo

Anonymous (16th century)
11. Germanit radix Jesse

Gheerkin de Hondt
12. From Missa In te Domine speravi: Sanctus

Maurice Pirenne
13. Copiosa redemptio (1997)

Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
14. Salva nos Domine

Jacobus Clemens non Papa (1510-1555)
15. Ego flos campi

Gheerkin de Hondt
16. From Missa In te Domine speravi: Benedictus and Agnus Dei

Ensemble Hermes conducted by Jeroen Spitteler
Recording: 11 May 2019, the Nieuwe Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam
Technique: Dirk Winkel, production: Chris Pit

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