1612 - Italian Vespers / I Fagiolini, Hollingworth

1612
Italian Vespers

I Fagiolini
Robert Hollingworth
Int. Release 04 Jun. 2012
1 CD / Download
0289 478 3506 6 CD DDD DH
Blu-ray Audio DH


Track List

CD 1: Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well

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Total Playing Time: 1:08:01

CD 2: Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well

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Total Playing Time: 1:18:43

CD 3: Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Total Playing Time: 43:15

CD 4: Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Total Playing Time: 1:18:09

CD 5: Shakespeare: As You Like It

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Total Playing Time: 59:03

CD 6: Shakespeare: As You Like It

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Total Playing Time: 1:21:18

CD 7: Love's Labour's Lost

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Total Playing Time: 45:39

CD 8: Love's Labour's Lost

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Total Playing Time: 38:39

CD 9: Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost

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Total Playing Time: 55:30

CD 10: Shakespeare: Measure For Measure

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Total Playing Time: 1:01:03

CD 11: Shakespeare: Measure For Measure

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Total Playing Time: 30:12

CD 12: Shakespeare: Measure For Measure

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Total Playing Time: 56:43

CD 13: Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

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Total Playing Time: 1:16:35

CD 14: Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

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Total Playing Time: 51:18

CD 15: Shakespeare: Pericles, Prince Of Tyre

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Total Playing Time: 1:15:24

CD 16: Shakespeare: Pericles, Prince Of Tyre

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Total Playing Time: 58:05

CD 17: Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors

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Total Playing Time: 45:58

CD 18: Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors

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Total Playing Time: 40:58

CD 19: Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice

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Total Playing Time: 1:03:46

CD 20: Shakespeare: The Merchant Of Venice

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Total Playing Time: 1:17:48

CD 21: Shakespeare: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

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Total Playing Time: 57:10

CD 22: Shakespeare: The Merry Wives Of Windsor

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Total Playing Time: 1:17:14

CD 23: Shakespeare: The Taming Of The Shrew

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Total Playing Time: 1:01:06

CD 24: Shakespeare: The Taming Of The Shrew

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Total Playing Time: 1:03:55

CD 25: Shakespeare: The Tempest

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Total Playing Time: 1:02:48

CD 26: Shakespeare: The Tempest

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Total Playing Time: 1:03:52

CD 27: Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

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Total Playing Time: 49:55

CD 28: Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona

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Total Playing Time: 1:01:45

CD 29: Shakespeare: The Winter Tale

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Total Playing Time: 1:13:44

CD 30: Shakespeare: The Winter Tale

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Total Playing Time: 1:19:25

CD 31: Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

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Total Playing Time: 1:07:57

CD 32: Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

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Total Playing Time: 1:06:23

CD 33: Shakespeare: Henry IV, Pt. 1

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Total Playing Time: 1:11:03

CD 34: Shakespeare: Henry IV, Pt. 1

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Total Playing Time: 1:18:43

CD 35: Shakespeare: Henry IV, Pt. 2

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Total Playing Time: 1:07:48

CD 36: Shakespeare: Henry IV, Pt. 2

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Total Playing Time: 1:06:44

CD 37: Shakespeare: Henry IV, Pt. 2

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Total Playing Time: 28:17

CD 38: Shakespeare: Henry V

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Total Playing Time: 51:45

CD 39: Shakespeare: Henry V

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Total Playing Time: 35:18

CD 40: Shakespeare: Henry V

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Total Playing Time: 1:17:59

CD 41: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 1 

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Total Playing Time: 1:02:23

CD 42: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 1

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Total Playing Time: 59:28

CD 43: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 1

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Total Playing Time: 29:53

CD 44: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 2

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Total Playing Time: 1:01:32

CD 45: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 2

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Total Playing Time: 43:17

CD 46: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 2

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Total Playing Time: 1:01:06

CD 47: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 3

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Total Playing Time: 1:11:19

CD 48: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 3

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Total Playing Time: 59:42

CD 49: Shakespeare: Henry VI, Pt. 3

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Total Playing Time: 32:35

CD 50: Shakespeare: Henry VIII

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Total Playing Time: 1:12:12

CD 51: Shakespeare: Henry VIII

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Total Playing Time: 59:59

CD 52: Shakespeare: Henry VIII

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Total Playing Time: 32:12

CD 53: Shakespeare: King John

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Total Playing Time: 50:54

CD 54: Shakespeare: King John

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Total Playing Time: 1:11:22

CD 55: Shakespeare: King John

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Total Playing Time: 30:33

CD 56: Shakespeare: Richard II

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Total Playing Time: 1:13:58

CD 57: Shakespeare: Richard II

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Total Playing Time: 36:09

CD 58: Shakespeare: Richard II

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Total Playing Time: 54:59

CD 59: Shakespeare: Richard III

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Total Playing Time: 57:59

CD 60: Shakespeare: Richard III

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Total Playing Time: 1:03:15

CD 61: Shakespeare: Richard III

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Total Playing Time: 1:19:16

CD 62: Shakespeare: Antony And Cleopatra

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Total Playing Time: 1:09:05

CD 63: Shakespeare: Antony And Cleopatra

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Total Playing Time: 42:25

CD 64: Shakespeare: Antony And Cleopatra

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Total Playing Time: 1:07:56

CD 65: Shakespeare: Coriolanus

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Total Playing Time: 1:18:55

CD 66: Shakespeare: Coriolanus

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Total Playing Time: 1:06:36

CD 67: Shakespeare: Coriolanus

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Total Playing Time: 39:03

CD 68: Shakespeare: Cymbeline

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Total Playing Time: 1:00:11

CD 69: Shakespeare: Cymbeline

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Total Playing Time: 40:35

CD 70: Shakespeare: Cymbeline

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Total Playing Time: 1:14:02

CD 71: Shakespeare: Hamlet

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Total Playing Time: 46:50

CD 72: Shakespeare: Hamlet

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Total Playing Time: 38:14

CD 73: Shakespeare: Hamlet

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Total Playing Time: 49:23

CD 74: Shakespeare: Hamlet

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Total Playing Time: 1:09:39

CD 75: Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

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Total Playing Time: 59:39

CD 76: Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

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Total Playing Time: 1:19:30

CD 77: Shakespeare: King Lear

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Total Playing Time: 1:18:35

CD 78: Shakespeare: King Lear

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Total Playing Time: 35:47

CD 79: Shakespeare: King Lear

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Total Playing Time: 1:06:50

CD 80: Shakespeare: Macbeth

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Total Playing Time: 1:15:22

CD 81: Shakespeare: Macbeth

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Total Playing Time: 52:25

CD 82: Shakespeare: Othello

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Total Playing Time: 1:16:45

CD 83: Shakespeare: Othello

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Total Playing Time: 43:02

CD 84: Shakespeare: Othello

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Total Playing Time: 1:08:22

CD 85: Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet

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Total Playing Time: 1:14:49

CD 86: Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet

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Total Playing Time: 44:41

CD 87: Shakespeare: Romeo And Juliet

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Total Playing Time: 46:40

CD 88: Shakespeare: Timon Of Athens

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Total Playing Time: 1:05:41

CD 89: Shakespeare: Timon Of Athens

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Total Playing Time: 58:05

CD 90: Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

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Total Playing Time: 1:18:10

CD 91: Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus

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Total Playing Time: 1:00:21

CD 92: Shakespeare: Troilus And Cressida

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Total Playing Time: 1:16:27

CD 93: Shakespeare: Troilus And Cressida

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Total Playing Time: 1:13:20

CD 94: Shakespeare: Troilus And Cressida

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Total Playing Time: 38:25

CD 95: Shakespeare: Sonnets - No.1 - No.77

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Total Playing Time: 1:20:00

CD 96: Shakespeare: Sonnets - No.78 - No.154

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Total Playing Time: 1:17:27

CD 97: Shakespeare: A Lover's Complaint & The Phoenix and the Turtle

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Total Playing Time: 23:35

CD 98: Shakespeare: The Rape Of Lucrece

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Total Playing Time: 52:42

CD 99: Shakespeare: The Rape Of Lucrece

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Total Playing Time: 54:40

CD 100: Shakespeare: Venus And Adonis

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Total Playing Time: 1:19:38

Here is a time capsule . . . Beautiful and powerful plainchant . . . [I Fagiolini] produces a rich, full and enthusiastic sound.

. . . the glories are [considerable] . . . Everywhere on this exciting disc we find bold voices atmospherically recorded, standing tall in towering blocks of sound or curling in polyphonic raptures . . . [these are] delights . . . [Hollingworth's "1612 Italian Vespers",] cleanly recorded, gets the spine tingling . . .

The sound is sumptuous, the performances by I Fagiolini utterly magnificent . . . a superb bass solo (Jonathan Sells), and the highlight is Hugh Keyte's reconstruction of Giovanni Gabrieli electrifying 28-part Magnificat . . . a sonic spectacular.

. . . [a] thrilling disc . . . A triumph!

These Italian Vespers are sung and played with I Fagiolini's typical vitality, freshness and immediacy . . .

As we might expect from this group, the best performances come in those pieces requiring spacious grandeur and a generalised awesome sound -- the works by Viadana particularly benefit here, as Gabrieli's famous "In ecclesiis" . . . There's fine soprano singing in "Laetatus sum" by Viadana, and a lovely cornett instrumental introduction to Barbarino's "Exaudi Deus".

This is a total winner . . . this one will [knock you off your seat] -- especially when the cannon start firing in the middle of the Magnificat.

Hollingworth's impeccable delivery of extra-special crunch moments provides plenty of points to knock your socks off, especially during Gabrieli's colossal "Magnificat" . . . A few moments caused me to raise my eyebrows in puzzled delight: a sudden interruption of cannon fire, pealing bells and military brass fanfare shocks like a veritable 1812 overture rather than a 1612 Vespers . . . one can only relish I Fagiolini's gutsy soloists -- none more so than the thrilling dialogue between high tenor Nicholas Mulroy and bass Greg Skidmore . . . I Fagiolini's "1612 Italian Vespers" is a thrillingly opulent special event of the sort very few early music ensembles achieve once in a career . . . Decca deserves kudos for promoting Hollingworth's laudable hunger to explore interesting repertoire of compelling quality that lies neglected apart from the attention of a few scholars . . . The glorious music and comprehensive booklet-notes on their own terms offer plenty of nutrition to the hungry listener . . . superlative quality of singing and playing . . .

. . . Hollingworth presents fascinating polychoral settings by Viadana, recorded for the first time . . . soprano Clare Wilkinson shows a sweet, supple sound in Viadana's "O dulcissima Maria," while Jonathan Sells deftly encompasses the virtuosity of range and flexibility in Monteverdi's motet for solo bass, "Ab aeterno ordinata sum." This is a sonic feast, and worthy repertoire.

Copious and scholarly notes mark the boundaries of this highly intelligent and wonderfully produced reconstruction of a 1612 Rosary Vespers . . . There are truly grand passages that use church bells and cannon fire (appropriate because of the battle theme), and some beautiful and subtle moments of transparency and clarity . . . this is a fine recording, and the Decca two-channel sound is clear, resonant, and given in great detail.

All the singers and players execute with loving precision . . . they blend in a satisfying whole . . . Intelligently conceived, neatly executed, this disc exemplifies the turn of the 17th century in an original way.

. . . [Die vorliegende Aufnahme] begeistert durch große Transparenz bis hin in die kleinsten musikalischen Verästelungen. Und durch große Klangsinnlichkeit.

. . . [Robert Hollingworth und I Fagiolini] beschwören erneut den Klangzauber der Epoche zwischen Hochrenaissance und Frühbarock -- mithin ein atemberaubendes Universum der Quadrofonie avant la lettre. Makellose Intonation, exquisite Klangmischung, glühende Intensität -- die britischen Vokalisten, sekundiert von hervorragenden Instrumentalisten lassen keine Wünsche offen und machen vergessen, dass diese Musik vierhundert Jahre alt ist.