The Virgin's Lament - Il Giardino Armonico, Antoni

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The Virgin's Lament - Il Giardino Armonico, Antonini

Il Giardino Armonico · Antonini · Fink
Int. Release 20 Apr. 2009
1 CD / Download
CD 0289 478 1466 5 DH


Track List

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Sonata a 4 for Strings and Continuo in E flat, R.130

Il Giardino Armonico

Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1710 - 1791)
"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

"Il Pianto di Maria", Cantata da cantarsi dinanzi al Santo Sepolcro

Il Giardino Armonico, Bernarda Fink

Biagio Marini (1597 - 1665)
Il Giardino Armonico

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Il Giardino Armonico, Bernarda Fink

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
Concerto for Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.129

14.
0:00
1:07

16.
0:00
1:09

Sinfonia for Strings and Continuo in B minor, R.169 - "Al Santo Sepolcro"

Il Giardino Armonico

Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (1682 - 1732)
Il Giardino Armonico, Bernarda Fink

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687 - 1755)
Sonata in C minor for strings & continuo

21.
0:00
1:53

Sonata in C minor for strings & continuo

Il Giardino Armonico

Total Playing Time: 1:00:51

Although very different in character, this release easily ranks with the excellence of Il Giardino Armonico's Vivaldi album of ten years ago . . . Recorded sound is full and detailed, while Antonini's and Cesare Fertonani's notes connect all the dots for the listener, thus making "Il pianto di Maria" ("The Virgin's Lament") not only a pleasurable listening experience but a fully cohesive one.

Fink sings these all with fervour and unassuming charm, supported by the sensitive playing of Il Giardino Armonico . . . A satisfying issue, imaginatively devised and excellently performed.

A rather fabulous entry in that sub-culture of programme albums. Some of the most rewarding discs of recent years have explored a central theme with admirable scholarship and dedicated performances and this is one such. Holy Week is the linking motif. The star turn, in every way, is Bernarda Fink, who seems to throw her soul into everything she does here. What an artist! . . . [she sings] with an affecting mixture of restraint and passion . . . The instrumental pieces are done well, and this well planned disc is very desirable.

[Ferrandini]: Dieses absolute Meisterwerk wird hier mit großer Intensität und sehr expressiv von Bernarda Fink vorgetragen, ebenso wie der Pianto della Madonna -- das geistliche Kontrafakt des Lamento d'Arianna -- von Claudio Monteverdi . . . eine ungemein ausdrucksstarke Interpretation . . . Il Giardino Armonico schöpft jede Nuance in den Instrumentalparts voll aus.