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Track(s) taken from CDH55345

Su le penne de' venti, SV333

Prologo Favor divino canta; Prologue to the sacred drama La Maddalena by Andreini
author of text

David Thomas (bass), The Parley of Instruments
Recording details: February 1981
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: April 1985
Total duration: 2 minutes 8 seconds

Cover artwork: Angel playing a rebec (c1500). A linden-wood sculpture statuette, South German
Reproduced by courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collections, New York


'There are few records of Monteverdi's solo vocal music as persuasive as this … superb' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)
This is a small fragment from a sacred dramatic work jointly composed by Monteverdi with Salamone Rossi, Muzio Efrem and Alessandro Giunizzoni to words by the Mantuan actor and poet Giovanni Battista Andreini. Andreini’s wife Virginia sang in several of Monteverdi’s dramatic products in Mantua. In 1608 she created the title role of Arianna and sang in Il ballo delle Ingrate. Monteverdi’s surviving contribution is a short section of monody surrounded by a rich and characteristic sinfonia for five-part strings. It is sung as a prologue to the drama by the character Divine Grace.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1981

Court fragment d’une œuvre dramatique sacrée composée conjointement par Monteverdi, Salamone Rossi, Muzio Efrem et Alessandro Giunizzoni, sur des paroles de l’acteur et poète de Mantoue, Giovanni Battista Andreini. Virginia, épouse d’Andreini, chanta dans plusieurs des compositions dramatiques de Monteverdi à Mantoue. En 1608, elle créa le rôle principal d’Arianna et chanta dans Il Ballo delle Ingrate. La contribution de Monteverdi qui nous est parvenue est une courte section de monodie encadrée d’une riche sinfonia typique pour six parties de cordes. Elle chantée en prologue au drame par le personnage de la Grâce Divine.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 1981
Français: Madeleine Jay

Ein kleines Stück aus einem geistlichen Werk, das Monteverdi gemeinsam mit Salomone Rossi, Muzio Efrem und Alessandro Giunizzoni zu Worten des Schauspielers und Poeten von Mantua, Giovanni Battista Andreini, komponiert hatte. Andreinis Gattin Virginia sang in einer Reihe von Monteverdis Schauspielwerken in Mantua. 1608 schuf sie die Titelrolle für Arianna und sang in Il ballo delle Ingrate. Monteverdis noch erhalten gebliebener Beitrag besteht aus einem kurzen Abschnitt aus Sologesang, der von einer reichhaltigen und charakteristischen Sinfonie für fünfstimmige Streicher umgeben ist. Er wird von der Rolle der Göttlichen Gnade als Prolog zum Schauspiel gesungen.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 1981
Deutsch: Meckie Hellary

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