Perti: Lamentations / Liturgy For Good Friday

January 26, 1996 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 26, 1996
  • Label: Naxos
  • Copyright: (C) 1996 Naxos
  • Total Length: 1:17:59
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  • ASIN: B000QQU936
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,131 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Smith VINE VOICE on January 18, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Perti's duets - especially the alto/tenor duets - make this setting of Good Friday Tenebrae special. The Hebrew letters of the acrostic lamentations of Jeremiah are given the frequent ornate melismatic treatment but this treatment does not overshadow the lamentation itself. The choral responsories are done with a small choir, allowing the settings to retain an appropriate somber mood. This is Baroque sacred music at its best. If you are not familar with Perti, consider this an essential, inexpensive introduction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George Peabody VINE VOICE on July 1, 2012
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'ANOTHER INNOVATIVE RELEASE FROM NAXOS HERE' (EARLY MUSIC REVIEW, 1996)

'Better late than never' for me on catching this recording; it has an interesting approach in that there are in all 17 voices used throughout on solo passages, five of which are dominant, and none are poor. The five dominants are: Michel van Goethem, Patrizia Vaccari, Maura Pederzoli, Sergio Foresti and Alessandro Carmignani; good voices all!

Giocomo Antonio Perti (1661-1756) was an Italian composer who was the dominant personality of the later Bologna school whose 21 operas were widely successful. He also wrote some 200 chamber cantatas, 28 Masses, 20 oratorios and about 150 large scale Psalms and Motets.

We have on this recording the responses and lessons from the Book of Lamentatations, the three Nocturnes of Matins for Good Friday, usually celebrated in the 17th and 18th centuries on the previous evening in the form of Tenebrae, a dramatic service in which the candles in a 'hearse' before the altar were extinguished one by one until only one was left, to symbolise the Light of the World.

Baroque composers, especially in France, usually set their texts in a highly-charged, florid or sensuous manner. These settings by Perti are much simpler, though there's no lack of drama where indicated and the performance is anything but dull. Perti's music is characterised ripe with melodic invention and the use of diverse structures. Although this disc does not demonstrate his interesting orchestration, I would be remiss not to mention that he was indeed a master of festive orchestration and many of his works do display a lucid command of his art, elastic adaptability and a penchant for dialogue between instruments and voice.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Vartolo is the perfect performer to record Perti. He is in fact Perti's successor as maestro di cappella at San Petronio, Bologna. This is a sensitive performance and well thought out, though one can't help thinking the order of responsories between the sections from Jeremiah is a little odd. For example track [6] 'Tamquam ad latronem' describes the arrest of Christ in Gethsemane, but we have already had [3] 'Velum templi scissum' the rending of the temple veil. Still if you want a passion play there's always Lassus or Schutz. Full texts (thankyou Naxos) and English translations. Playing time is a generous 77'59"
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