Magazine article Gramophone

'Madrigali Diminuti'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Madrigali Diminuti'

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Anonymous Pacientia ognom mi dice. Padouana della Ragioni. Padouana La Ternarina. Se a vostra voglia De Barberis Fantasia sopra se mai provasti. Madonna qual certezza Lurano Aldi donna non dormire Tromboncino Nunquafu pena magiore Verdelot Ardenti miei sospiri. Donna che sete tra le belle bella. Dormendo un giorno. Igno soave. In me cresci I'ardore. Madonna qual certezza. Tutto il di piango Doulce Memoire / Denis Raisin Dadre rec Ricercar (b) RIC371 (67' * DDD * T/t)

Like so many 16th-century instrumental tutors, Sylvestro Ganassi's La Fontegara (1535) begins by stating that all musical instruments are inferior to the human voice before explaining that instruments can imitate vocal expression through varying breath-pressure and shading of tone. On this new disc of madrigals by Philippe Verdelot and contemporaries, Denis Raisin Dadre applies La Fontegara's rules to the very repertoire that Ganassi himself practised, the madrigals of Philippe Verdelot and contemporary works.

Having established the superiority of the voice, it is fitting that soprano Clara Coutouly sings so engagingly throughout this programme. Her warm tone has a beauty and bloom that infuses even the most mournful of texts with a plethora of subtle hues. …

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