MONTEVERDI Other Vespers / I Fagiolini

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
The Other Vespers

I Fagiolini
Robert Hollingworth
Int. Release 28 Apr. 2017
1 CD / Download
0289 483 1654 0


Liste de titres

Lodovico Viadana (1560 - 1627)
I Fagiolini, The 24, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
I Fagiolini, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594), Giovanni Battista Bovicelli (1550 - 1594)
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Ignazio Donati (1570 - 1638)
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
I Fagiolini, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth

Dario Castello (1590 - 1644)
Bjarte Eike, Lynda Sayce, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
I Fagiolini, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 - 1643)
Catherine Pierron

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Giovanni Gabrieli (1553 - 1612)
I Fagiolini, The 24, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth

Francesco Usper (1561 - 1641)
I Fagiolini, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, Robert Hollingworth

Anonymous
The 24, Robert Hollingworth

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Robert Hollingworth, Matthew Long, Lynda Sayce

Durée totale de lecture 1:20:22

. . . a rich compilation . . . Gabrieli's marvellous 14-part "Magnificat" is a highlight; all the performances under Robert Hollingworth using professional and younger voices are gently moulded, resonantly beautiful: a noble celebration.

. . . excellent . . . including some Monteverdi favourites (a fabulously fleet-footed "Beatus vir") and unknown gems . . . The performances are exhilarating.

. . . [highlights include the much-loved "Beatus vir" and] a glorious, 14-part "Magnificat" by Gabrieli . . . I Fagiolini are their usual skilful and imaginative selves.

. . . I Fagiolini sing with a commendable balance of control, power and emotion . . . it is particularly noteworthy that I Fagiolini's singers rein in their vibrato, singing with a purity of tone combined with clear articulation . . . The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble provide a rich tapestry of colour, collectively and individually, the latter notably from cornettists Gawain Glenton and Andrea Inghisciano.

. . . superbly performed . . . there is plenty of warmth and animation in the superb music-making. I Fagiolini's consort and solo singing are exemplary . . . in such sure hands (and throats) as these, Monteverdi's psalm-settings reach their fullest capacity to enchant and astonish . . . ["Dixit Dominus"] achieves a thrilling synergy of articulate instrumental playing, fulsome choral ripienos and dexterous solo singing . . . [Hollingworth's] scholarly ideas directly inform the shape and personality of these gorgeous reinterpretations . . . "Confitebor tibi, Domine" (secondo) lilts gently and with delightful translucence, its measured pace aligned to an affectionate tone of delivery from the superb solo trio . . . "Salve, o Regina" (1624), sung mellifluously by Matthew Long, is a beautifully understated conclusion . . . this "other Vespers" contributes fresh ideas about how to interpret music . . . in addition to being a fine advocacy of Monteverdi's later Venetian-period sacred works.

. . . a sumptuous liturgical tapestry . . . [most arresting of all is the "Ave Verum" with] Gawain Glenton freewheeling mellifluously above the four male voices . . . Indeed Glenton's effortless virtuosity is par for the course in a disc that encourages dizzying vocal pyrotechnics and flights of ornamental fancy. The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble lends pulchritudinous polish . . . this is a glorious addition to the Monteverdi 450 celebrations.

Habité par un souffle collectif, soucieux des étagements comme d'une sonorité cohérente, Robert Hollingworth affirme une vision d'ampleur et très documentée, aux arguments essentiellement britanniques, d'une indiscutable pertinence . . . Le geste scrupuleux et synthétique du fondateur et directeur musical d'I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth, qui sait équilibrer les grandes masses sans perdre le détail des lignes vocales comme instrumentales, égale ses précédentes lectures . . . alliant audace du programme et grande culture musicale. Voilà un programme au titre à la fois mystérieux et prometteur . . . il remplit la fonction qui doit être celle de l'édition musicale: ouvrir de nouvelles perspectives, éclairer différemment l'immense talent d'un compositeur aussi miraculeux et jaillissant que Claudio Monteverdi.

Quel éblouissement, en contraste, avec les "Autres Vêpres" des Fagiolini! . . . Cette variété est soulignée avec intelligence par des dispositifs chaque fois renouvelés . . . Certains touchent à la grâce ineffable, comme "l'Ave verum Corpus" de Palestrina, chanté avec ferveur par trois voix d'hommes, sur lesquelles le cornet à bouquin vient distiller les diminutions virtuoses de Bovicelli. L'office s'achève par un vibrant "Salve Regina", accompagné par un simple théorbe, où le ténor cisèle avec intelligence chaque figure expressive . . . [c'est] une fête des sens et de l'esprit!