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Zefiro TornaCécile Kempenaers soprano – Michaela Riener mezzo-soprano – Petra Noskaiova alto – Kevin Skelton tenor – Matthew Baker baritone – Marleen Leicher cornet – Lies Wyers viola da gamba – Bart Naessens harpsichord – Jurgen De bruyn baroc guitar, theorbo, artistic direction

Programme

Miserere Mei, Deus (Salmi passaggiati …) Francesco Severi
Lamento d'Arianna Claudio Monteverdi
Tremulo spirito (La Didone) Pier Francesco Cavalli
No, no, mio core Giacomo Carissimi
Canzon Seconda à 4. Due canti e due bassi Girolamo Frescobaldi
Non credete ch’io v’ami ahi lasso Raffaello Rontani
D’una guancia alma e ridente Anonymous
Due labra di rose fan guerra al mio core Luigi Rossi
Interrotte speranze Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger
Toccata Alessandro Piccinini
Interrotte speranze Claudio Monteverdi
Sinfonia quarta à 3 Andrea Falconieri
La Gelosia Luigi Rossi
Toccata Michelangelo Galilei
Valli profonde al sol nemiche Marco da Gagliano
Anchor che col partire Giovanni Battista Spadi
O tu che fra le selve occulta vivi Anonymous
Vita della mia vita egl’è pur vero Ippolito Macchiavelli
Zefiro e’l bel tempo rimena Claudio Monteverdi


Human Passions in Early Seventeenth-Century Music, Poetry and Pictorial Art

The compelling Belgian Zefiro Torna ensemble’s programmes promote a dialogue between various different art practices. Their “Ecce homo” selection illustrates the musical traditions in early seventeenth-century Italy, during the Counter-Reformation. The musical genius Monteverdi and his contemporaries developed the art of the madrigal: its more realistic style, in combination with its expressive monodic style and its emotional narrative, highlight the beauty of the illustrated poem. Around the same time, Caravaggio was developing his revolutionary painting technique in Rome, influencing Van Loon, the leading Caravaggist in the Southern Netherlands. As such, a resolutely humanist art, which moved and affected people, gradually became established. This sparkling performance, rendering human passions in chiaroscuro, is bound to move you.

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