Western religious music from different centuries. This episode is dedicated to Giacomo Carissimi, who worked in Rome all his life. This programme features three of his oratorios.
Giacomo Carissimi is one of the founding fathers of oratorios. Young musicians and composers from all over Europe came to Rome to learn from him. Marc-Antoine Charpentier is one of the composers who he strongly influenced.
We will hear three of Carissimi’s oratorios.
Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674)
1. Regina Hester
Monika Mauch (Aman), Constanze Backes (Hester), soprano. Harry van der Kamp (Assuerus), bass
2. Dialogo del Gigante Golia
Constanze Backes (David), soprano. Harry van der Kamp (Goliath), bass
La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata conducted by Roland Wilson
(CD: “Dialogo del Gigante Golia – Oratorios” – CPO 999 983-2, 2005)
3. Lamentatio damnatorum
Francesco Sclaverano (Historicus), tenor. Ensemble Seicentonovecento conducted by Flavio Colusso
(CD: “Oratorios” – Brilliant Classics 94491, 2013)
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
4. Canzona sesta
Liuwe Tamminga, organ
(CD: “Works for organ” – Accent ACC 96120 D, 1998)