Concerto Italiano: Cruel Amaryllis!

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Concerto Italiano: Cruel Amaryllis!

A magnificent bouquet of Italian madrigals

Church of Peace Sanssouci / Address: Am Grünen Gitter 3, 14469 Potsdam

By Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) & contemporaries:
Madrigals for 5 voices Based on texts from Guarini's "Il pastor fido"


Anna Simboli, Monica Piccinini, soprano
Andrea Arrivabene, altus
Luca Cervoni, Gianluca Ferrarini, tenor
Marco Bellotto, baritone
Craig Marchitelli, Ugo Di Giovanni, theorbo
Musical direction: Rinaldo Alessandrini


Claudio Monteverdi:
Cruda Amarilli | M'è più dolce il penar | Ah dolente partita | Anima mia perdona | O Mirtillo
Giaches de Wert (1535-1596): Cruda Amarilli | Udite lagrimosi spirti | Ah dolente partita
Luca Marenzio (1553-1599): Cruda Amarilli | Udite lagrimosi spirti
Bendetto Pallavicino (1551-1601): Cruda Amarilli
Giovanni Croce (1557-1609): O Mirtillo (à 6)
et al.


Why don't you arrive a bit early and go for a walk through Marly Garden, probably Lenné's most graceful creation. His idyllic paths take you straight to Arcadia and to Guarini's Amarilli and her "faithful shepherd" Mirtillo. The couple has to suffer a lot until in the end love prevails. "Il pastor fido" is a classic among the pastoral poetry. During Monteverdi's time the piece was brand new and he invents an excitingly new music for its verses granting it any liberty to better serve emotional expressions. "Cruda Amarilli" is one of his most famous madrigals. The celebrated vocal ensemble CONCERTO ITALIANO presents Guarini's verses in several musical versions by Monteverdi and his contemporaries offering a fascinatingly multifaceted snapshot of madrigal art at around 1600.

A joint production of the Music Festival with the Festival KLANGVOKAL Dortmund

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