CRISTOFARO CARESANA – GAETANO VENEZIANOTenebrae Musiche per la Settimana Santa a Napoli
I TurchiniAntonio Florio
I TurchiniAntonio Florio, direction
Valentina Varriale, soprano
Total playing time: 64:11 Recorded in Naples in October 2010 Engineered and produced by Matteo Costa Executive producer: Carlos Céster Design: Valentín Iglesias Booklet essay: Dinko Fabris English Français Italiano Deutsch Español
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CRISTOFARO CARESANA (c.1640-1709)
Lectio III del Giovedì Santo a voce sola con violini 1.1 ALEPH. Ego vir videns 1.2 ALEPH. Me minavit 1.3 Tantum in me vertit 1.4 Vetustam fecit pellem meam 1.5 Aedificavit in gyro meo 1.6 BETH 1.7 In tenebrosis collocavit me 1.8 GHIMEL. Circumaedificavit adversum me 1.9 Sed cum clamavero 1.10 Conclusit vias meas1.11 Jerusalem convertere
Lectio III del Venerdì Santo a voce sola con violini 2.1 Incipit Oratio Geremiae Prophetae 2.2 Recordare, Domine 2.3 Aquam nostram 2.4 Servi dominati sunt nostri 2.5 Pellis nostra quati clibanus 2.6 Jerusalem convertere
Giuseppe Antonio Avitrano (c.1670-1756)
Sonata VI a 3 violini e bc “La Carafa”3 Largo4 Allegro5 Largo6 Allegro
Gaetano Veneziano (1665-1716)
Lectio III del Primo Notturno a voce sola con violini7 Jube Domine benedicere8 Consurge induere9 Excutere de pulvere10 Quia haec dicit Dominus11 Et numquid mihi est hic
Sinfonia a 712 Presto assai13 Staccato [Adagio]14 Presto
Lectio I del Primo Notturno del Mercoledì Santo a voce sola con violini15 Incipit Lamentatio Geremiae Prophetae16 ALEPH17 Quomodo sedet sola civitas18 Plorans ploravit in nocte19 Qui consoletur eam20 Omnes amici ejus21 GHIMEL22 Migravit Judas23 Omnes persecutores ejus24 DALETH. Viae Sion lugent25 Facti sunt hostes ejus26 Parvuli ejus27 Jerusalem convertere
About this CD
With Tenebrae Antonio Florio continues on his journey of exploration of the Neapolitan Baroque, now appearing on Glossa, with a timely release of Lamentations of Jeremiah from one “known” composer in Cristofaro Caresana, long-valued by Florio (and whose vocal music occupied most of his previous recording in L’Adoriatione de’ Maggi), and another from the succeeding generation at the end of the 17th century in Gaetano Veneziano, a musician taught by Francesco Provenzale. The vocal works on this new recording are scored for a solo singer and this role is taken by a soprano (who comes from Naples herself) in Valentina Varriale, fast becoming a central member of Antonio Florio’s musical organization, (the recently-renamed) I Turchini.
Instrumentalists from I Turchini take the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the Neapolitan style in string music – a Sinfonia and a four-part Sonata – by Veneziano and one of his contemporaries, Giuseppe Antonio Avitrano.
As with so many of Antonio Florio and I Turchini’s performing delights over the years, important musicological assistance for Tenebrae has been provided by Dinko Fabris, the author also of a fascinating article for this new recording of music for the Holy Week.
A well-established Baroque music ensemble is joining Glossa, with Antonio Florio and the Cappella della Pietà de’ Turchini making an agreement to record one or two discs per annum here. Founded in 1987, the baroque orchestra and its vocal soloists connected with the Centro di Musica Antica Pietà de’ Turchini in Naples have become internationally-celebrated for their exploration of Neapolitan music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Florio – aided by eminent scholars such as Dinko Fabris – has successfully breathed new life into a forgotten repertory, with a string of recordings and concerts as testament to the vitality of the musical scene in Naples in these times, especially through its operatic and sacred music. [read more...]