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Early Delights

A Sunday hour with early music goodies.

Todays’ theme is La Primavera, the Spring in Italy. You will hear Italian music that sings about Spring, and music which originates from Italy. In addition, you will hear music that fits with Easter.

Francesco Landini (approx. 1325 – 1397)
1 Echo la primavera
2 Che cos’è quest’amor
3 Se pronto non sarà
4 Per allegreça
Anonymous 4
(CD: The Second Circle. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907269, 2001)

Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (approx. 1645 – approx. 1712)
From: XII sonate a violino solo e basso (1701):
5 Sonata for violin and basso continuo no.3 in D minor
– I Largo – spiritoso – largo – spiritoso
– II Alemanda – variatio
– III Largo
– IV Giga
– V Menuet
Ars Antiqua Austria conducted by Gunar Letzbor, violin
(CD: Sonate da camera. Pan Classics PC 10363, 2017)

Heinrich Isaac (approx. 1450 – 1517)
From: Missa Paschalis a 6 (approx. 1510):
6 Gloria
7 Sanctus
8 Benedictus
Ensemble Officium conducted by Wilfried Rombach
(CD: Missa Paschalis. Christophorus CHR 77356, 2004/2012)

Heinrich Schütz (1585 – 1672)
From: Il primo libro de madrigali, opus 1 (1611):
9 O primavera, gioventu de l’anno (SWV 1)
10 Selve beate, se sospirando (SWV 2)
11 Ride la primavera (SWV 7)
Sette Voci conducted by Peter Kooij, bass
(CD: Il Primo Libro de Madrigali. CPO 777 660-2, 2013)

Nicola Matteis (approx. 1650 – after 1700)
12 Aria amorosa
13 Movimento incognito
14 Aria (adagio – presto)
15 (addition:) Diverse bizarrie sopra la vecchia sarabanda o pur ciaccona
Gli incogniti conducted by Amandine Beyer, violin
(CD: False consonances of melancholy. Zig-Zag Territoires 090802, 2009)

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