O Felice Occhi Miei - Lute Music From Renaissance Italy

Eduardo Eguez, La Compagnia del Madgriale

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Format: CD

Cat No: GCD923541

Release Date:  28 June 2024

Label:  Glossa

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  8424562235410

Genres:  Classical  Early Music  

  • Description

    O felici occhi miei marks a welcome first solo outing for lutenist Eduardo Eguez on Glossa, adding to the label's long succession of releases devoted to Italian Renaissance music. The poem behind this album's title refers to happiness and cruelty, harmony and discord, contrasts evoked by Eguez's programme which focuses on music by five leading Italian lutenists from the first half of the sixteenth century, Francesco Canova da Milano, Alberto da Ripa, Pietro Paolo Borrono, Giovanni Paolo Paladino and Perino Fiorentino. The work and lives of these composers were all mixed up in the Italian Wars (1494-1559) which will have overshadowed their compositional activities as much as their playing at those various courts embroiled in the conflict.

    Eguez elegantly explores this bellicose time with virtuosic fantasias and sprightly dances, but also with diminutions on vocal intabulations - with these last emphasizing this new release's Glossa family connections, as three of the tracks feature vocal contributions from La Compagnia del Madrigale and the sessions took place in that ensemble's favoured location of the aptly contemporaneous church in Roletto, just outside the city of Turin.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Francesco Canova: Ricercar 2
      • 2. Jacques Arcadelt, Perino Fiorentino: O felici occhi miei
      • 3. O felici occhi miei
      • 4. Francesco Canova: Fantasia 21
      • 5. Fantasia 38
      • 6. Fantasia 28
      • 7. Alberto da Ripa: Pavane La Romanesque
      • 8. Gaillarde L'Amirale
      • 9. Fantasie sixiesme
      • 10. Vincenzo Ruffo, Giovanni Paolo Paladino: Alcun non puo saper
      • 11. Alcun non puo saper
      • 12. Giovanni Paolo Paladino: Pavane
      • 13. Pavane
      • 14. Gaillarde
      • 15. Fantasia
      • 16. Pietro Paolo Borrono: Pavana detta La Lacrimosa
      • 17. Saltarello primo
      • 18. Rogier Pathie, Alberto da Ripa: D'amour me plains
      • 19. D'amour me plains