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Alla Venetiana: Early Sixteenth Century Venetian Lute Music Import

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listen  1. Pavana alla venetiana (Joan Ambrosio Dalza) 2:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Saltarello (Dalza) 2:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Piva (Dalza) 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Recercar primo (Vincenzo Capirola) 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. "De tous bien playne" (Hayne van Ghizeghem; arr. Paul O'Dette) 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. "De tu biens plaene" (Ghizeghem) 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Padoana belissima (Capirola) 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Spagna seconda (Capirola) 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Recercar II:XIII (Capirola) 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. "O mia ciecha e dura sorte" (Marco Cara) 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. "Che farala, che dirala" (Michele Pesenti) 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Recercare (Francesco Spinacino) 1:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. "Malor me bat" (Johannes Martini) 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Piva (Dalza) 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Laudato Dio (Anonymous) 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Recercar (Dalza) 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Calata ala spagnola ditto terzetti (Dalza) 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Recercar quinto (Capirola) 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. "Non ti spiaqua l'ascoltar" (Anonymous) 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. La vilanela (Capirola) 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Recercare (Spinacino) 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. "Adiu mes amours" (Josquin Desprez) 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Recercare (Spinacino) 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. "Tientalora," Balletto da ballare (Capirola) 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Et in terra pax (Josquin Desprez) 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Qui tolis pechata mondi (Josquin Desprez) 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Tastar de corde - Recercar dietro (Dalza) 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Pavana alla ferrarese (Dalza) 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Saltarello (Dalza) 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. Piva (Dalza) 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Composer: Joan Ambrosio Dalza, Vincenzo Capirola, Hayne van Ghizeghem, Francesco Spinacino
  • Audio CD (March 9, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • ASIN: B00000I9GI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tom Leoni on May 3, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Five hundred years ago, a humble lute student by the name of Vidal recorded his master's compositions in a hand-drawn tablature book. Well aware of the ill-fate befalling musical masterpieces with the passage of time and generations, he decided to embellish the book's pages with fantastic hand-painted scenes - "so that even the unlearned man, seduced by its visual beauty, may preserve it and pass it on intact."

It is thanks to Vidal's foresight that today this precious manuscript survives, along with the sublime music it contains. And this CD is one of the absolute best performances of it I have heard.

Paul O'Dette chose three composers to represent early Northern Italian lute output: along with Vidal's master (Vincenzo Capirola, dated around 1517), there is the music from the two earliest surviving printed lute tablature books - Francesco Spinacino and Joanambrosio Dalza (1508).

This early lute music is extremely diverse and fascinating, and O'Dette does it full justice in both piece-selection and interpretation. Dalza is best known for his bold dances, which show a strong influence of when the lute was played with a plectrum rather than picked with the fingers. Spinacino stands out for his fiery ricercari, with alternating fast single-note runs and brief counterpointal meditations. But it is Capirola and his vast tapestry of colors that gets the lion's share in this CD (dances, ricercari, vocal pieces set for lute).

Words cannot describe how expressive and varied this music is. Listen to tracks 4 (Ricercare primo), 7 (Padoana bellissima) and 8 (Spagna seconda) to get a sense of the confidence and the maturity that this style had achieved by the early 16th Century.
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I've been a fan of Paul O'Dette since he first exploded on the Early Music scene. I had an LP of him playing the same music on this CD. It never gets old, never tiring. Music of this period is very enjoyable for me. Paul's talent is simply amazing.
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