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Rugiadose dolcezze: Vocal Music by Monteverdi, Merula, and Grandi

With the “invention” of opera in the early 17th century came a major change in the prevailing musical taste: instead of writing elaborate, polyphonic madrigals, composers increasingly featured the solo voice in the new genre of the monody and began creating dramatic ensemble pieces.


Gabriele Palomba and his ensemble La Venexiana shine a spotlight on this turning point in music history, performing late madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi and works by some of his younger con­temporaries, including Tarquinio Merula, Alessandro Grandi, and Giovanni Antonio Rigatti.


Programme:

  • Alessandro Grandi - Mira fuggir le stelle
  • Claudio Monteverdi - Perchè fuggi
  • Claudio Monteverdi - Vaga su spina ascosa
  • Alessandro Grandi - Già vincitor del verno
  • Alessandro Grandi - E' cosi pur languendo
  • Maurizio Cazzati - Cantata fierissime pene
  • Claudio Monteverdi - Soave libertate
  • Maurizio Cazzati - Mio bene voi mi affligete, in dialogo
  • Galeazzo Sabbatini - Amor che deggio far
  • Claudio Monteverdi - Se il vostro cor madonna
  • Maurizio Cazzati - Cantata pietà grida e mercede
  • Galeazzo Sabbatini - Udite o selve
  • Giovanni Antonio Rigatti - Ecco che pur baciate
  • Domenico Obizzi - Ah, Clori rabiosetta
  • Alessandro Grandi - O chiome erranti
  • Tarquinio Merula - No, no ch'io non mi fido (Ciaccona)
  • Tarquinio Merula - Folle è ben che si crede

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Additional information
Participating artists
La Venexiana c/o Romagna Musica Soc. Coop. Mr. Luigi Pretolani
Gabriele Palomba
Emanuela Galli
Roberto Rilievi
Raffaele Giordani
Salvo Vitale
Antonio Papetti
Lorenzo Feder
Dates
March 2025
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