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Italian Chambermusic of the Seicento

Little Consort

Paolo Quagliati, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Battista Fontana, Giulio Caccinni, Claudio Monteverdi

SKU: 2791

Year of release: 1991

1. Toccata - Felice chi vi mira Paolo Quagliati 05:21
2. Madrigale - E ver che nel partire Paolo Quagliati 02:23
3. Io vo cantar Paolo Quagliati 02:40
4. Toccata e Canzone Ultima detta la Vittoria Girolamo Frescobaldi 04:41
5. Aria di Ruggieri - Ti lascio anima mia Girolamo Frescobaldi 04:25
6. Canzone seconda detta la Bernardina Girolamo Frescobaldi 03:12
7. Aria di Passacaglia - Cosi mi disprezzate Girolamo Frescobaldi 03:38
8. Sonata decima Giovanni Battista Fontana 06:03
9. Amarilli mia belia Giulio Caccinni 02:49
10. Amarilli mia bella - van Eyck Giulio Caccinni 02:20
11. Voglio di vista uscir Claudio Monteverdi 05:15
12. Ohimè ch'io cado Claudio Monteverdi 04:21
Total time: 47:13

About this album

Paolo Quagliati, born around 1555 in Chioggia near Venice, worked most of his life as a composer in the service of patrician families in Rome, where he died in 1628. The three compositions here presented were published in 1623 in a collection called “La Sfera Armoniosa”, dedicated to Isabella Gesualdo, daughter of the famous composer, on occasion of her wedding to Nicolo Ludovisi. The songs “Felice che vi mira” and “Jo vo`cantar” as well as the preceding toccata bear the indication -Concertato con il violino e la tiorba- however, we have substituted the violin here by a flautino…

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