Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 2 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Ciconia: Opera Omnia - Co... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 5-21 business days.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.55
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$23.50
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Ciconia: Opera Omnia - Complete Works

5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, September 13, 2011
"Please retry"
$23.50
$19.15 $19.16

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream millions of songs FREE with Amazon Prime. Start your free trial.
$23.50 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 2 left in stock. Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Ciconia: Opera Omnia - Complete Works
  • +
  • Corps Femenin: L'Avant-Garde De Jean Duc De Berry
Total price: $43.34
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Active in Venice and Padua at the beginning of the 15th century, Johannes Ciconia was undoubtedly the most important composer of this transitional period. Born in Liège and trained in the principles of the French and Italian Ars Nova, he played a considerable role in the musical development that led to the Renaissance. His works are in all the forms current for the period: French chansons, Italian ballades and madrigals, and Latin motets for particular occasions, as well as individual movements from the Mass that proclaim the arrival of the form's golden age in the 15th century. This recording of his complete works has been entrusted to two remarkable ensembles that are no strangers to Outhere's catalogue: La Morra for the secular music, and Diabolus In Musica for the sacred works and the motets for particular occasions.
  • Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample)
1
30
5:31
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
7:47
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
3:11
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
1:32
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
2:42
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
4:44
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
5:13
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
2:29
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
3:27
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
2:08
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
3:12
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
5:19
Play in Library $0.99
 
13
30
4:45
Play in Library $0.99
 
14
30
2:46
Play in Library $0.99
 
15
30
4:16
Play in Library $0.99
 
16
30
3:42
Play in Library $0.99
 
17
30
5:52
Play in Library $0.99
 
18
30
1:54
Play in Library $0.99
 
19
30
3:15
Play in Library $0.99
 
20
30
2:23
Play in Library $0.99
 
21
30
1:33
Play in Library $0.99
 
Disc 2
1
30
3:12
Play in Library $0.99
 
2
30
2:25
Play in Library $0.99
 
3
30
2:56
Play in Library $0.99
 
4
30
3:17
Play in Library $0.99
 
5
30
4:05
Play in Library $0.99
 
6
30
4:51
Play in Library $0.99
 
7
30
3:09
Play in Library $0.99
 
8
30
6:43
Play in Library $0.99
 
9
30
2:33
Play in Library $0.99
 
10
30
3:33
Play in Library $0.99
 
11
30
4:32
Play in Library $0.99
 
12
30
2:57
Play in Library $0.99
 
13
30
3:48
Play in Library $0.99
 
14
30
5:51
Play in Library $0.99
 
15
30
3:11
Play in Library $0.99
 
16
30
4:39
Play in Library $0.99
 
17
30
5:59
Play in Library $0.99
 
18
30
2:42
Play in Library $0.99
 
19
30
3:14
Play in Library $0.99
 

Product Details

  • Orchestra: Diabolis in Musica, La Morra
  • Conductor: Antoine Guerber, Michal Gondko
  • Composer: Johannes Ciconia
  • Audio CD (September 13, 2011)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ricecar
  • ASIN: B0053SQSNM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,993 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's La Morra Store

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
Johannes Ciconia (c.1370-1412) was one of the Flemish composers flooding the Italian courts and the Church during the transitional period from late Middle Ages to early Renaissance.(*) Active in Venice and Padua at the beginning of the 15th century, he was undoubtedly the most important composer of this transitional period and played a considerable role in the musical development that led to the Renaissance.

There was at least one other complete recording of Johannes Ciconia's complete works: Ciconia: Oeuvre intégrale by Huelgas Ensemble directed by Paul Van Nevel (Pavane 7345/7), first released in 1982 in 3 CDs. This edition utilizes the latest musicological findings: Some works previously attributed to Ciconia have been discredited during the ensuing 3 decades and were not included in this modern edition, released by the label Ricercar.

In the accompanying booklet Jerome Lejeune, founder of the label Ricercar, recounts his childhood experience listening to his parents, historian and musicologist specializing in this historical period, discussed Ciconia and van Eyck on their long working desk for as long as their professional careers. This recording project has been high on his agenda since 1985, but was only brought to the fruition 25 years later.

Fortunately, it's worth the wait as the performance is magnificent! It has been carried out by two remarkable ensembles: La Morra directed by Michal Gondko for the secular music (CD 1), and Diabolus In Musica directed by Antoine Guerber for the sacred works and the motets (CD 2). The performance can hardly be bettered, especially in CD2.
Read more ›
2 Comments 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The music of Johannes Ciconia (c. 1370-1412) was the apex of sophistication in his time, composed for an audience of discriminating connoisseurs, employing compositional techniques behind the experience and capability of any but the most proficient musicians. Ciconia's moment in history coincided with the "Babylonian Captivity", the schism in the Catholic Church that saw two Popes, one in Rome and one in Avignon. Ciconia himself was probably aligned with the Roman faction; he spent most of his career in Rome and in Padua. His music, on the other hand, was ineluctably styled to the esoteric and ultra-sophisticated taste of the Papal Court in Avignon. Ciconia was a Fleming, born in Liege; he was certainly a pathfinder for the great migration of Flemish composers to Italy in the 15th Century, and he was distinctively an 'internationalist' in music, blending the French styles of the Ars Nova and Ars Subtilior with the Italian forms that had reached their climax of development in Florence, as preserved in the superb Squarcialupi Codex. It appears, from what little we know of his life, that Ciconia was more highly regarded in France than in the Italy where he spent his career.

Ciconia's most unique and sophisticated music was chiefly secular -- that is, non-liturgical, though it might contain religious expressions -- as perhaps befit a worldly man, the illegitimate son of a priest, employed by the Church. The texts of his songs -- madrigali, ballate, etc., all in intricate stanzaic Italian or French or both -- are often either political/civic or romantic/chivalric. Like the music, these texts are steeped in artifice. Sophisticated at times beyond any easy emotional response. Ciconia was not a 'polyphonist'.
Read more ›
4 Comments 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I think this is an excellent set - and far better than I thought it might be, to be honest. I hadn't heard of either of the ensembles here and Ciconia's music, from the turn of the 14th and 15th Centuries can be a little bleak if not done well. It is done very well indeed in this set and the result is a rewarding and beautiful recording.

The whole of Ciconia's known output is recorded here. Most of CD 1 is his secular songs and instrumental works. These are performed by La Morra, a small ensemble of mixed voices and instruments. They "experiment" with combinations throughout the works and it succeeds extremely well. The variety is a delight and the musicianship and singing are all excellent so that these pieces really come to life in a way I have not heard before. The sacred works, largely motets and single mass movements, are sung just as well by Diabolus in Musica, with instrumental accompaniment in some pieces from organetto or sackbut. Again, the performances are truly excellent and bring the music vividly to life in a way I had not heard before. The acoustic is beautifully resonant but never smudges the sound, and the recording captures it perfectly.

I am delighted to have discovered this set. A whole disc of very early polyphony is still a bit much for me all at once, I must admit, but taken a few at a time these pieces are a revelation and an immense pleasure. The notes are very full and generally interesting (although I could have done with a page or two less about how we don't really know who Ciconia was), there are full texts and translations and the presentation is very attractive. I warmly recommend this set even to those who find polyphony before about 1450 slightly hard going - like me, you might find this a very pleasurable surprise.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Ciconia: Opera Omnia - Complete Works
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Ciconia: Opera Omnia - Complete Works


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vaughan williams symphonies