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La Leona

Canzon XIX a 8; 1608; Sonate a 4. 6. 8 con alcuni Concerti a otto con le sue sinfonie, Venice

La Leona, the title of Cesario Gussago’s Canzona XIX, refers to the Venetian lion. Predominantly chordal in style, Gussago’s writing is highly attractive in its interplay between the two opposing choirs of instruments. The title may have been his idea—or that of his publisher, trying to make the work more saleable to the Venetian public!

from notes by Robert King © 1998

La Leona, titre de la Canzone XIX de Cesario Gussago, fait allusion au lion de Venise. De style essentiellement homophone, l’écriture de Gussago est extrêmement attrayante grâce au jeu entre les deux chœurs d’instruments, en opposition. Le titre de l’œuvre a pu être l’idée du compositeur—ou de son éditeur, désireux de rendre la pièce plus vendable auprès du public vénitien!

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert King © 1998
Français: Hypérion

La Leona, il titolo della Canzone XIX di Cesario Gussago, si riferisce al leone di Venezia. La composizione di Gussago, composta per lo più da accordi, è estremamente attraente grazie all’interazione dei due cori opposti di strumenti. Il titolo fu probabilmente ideato da Gussago, o del suo editore, per vendere più copie dell’opera al pubblico di Venezia!

Robert King © 1998
Italiano: Gianfranca Shepheard


A New Venetian Coronation, 1595
Studio Master: SIGCD287Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Lo Sposalizio – The wedding of Venice to the sea
CDD220722CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)


Track 12 on CDD22072 CD1 [2'39] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 26 on SIGCD287 [2'15] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDD22072 disc 1 track 12

Recording date
25 February 1998
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ben Turner
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Lo Sposalizio – The wedding of Venice to the sea (CDD22072)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: April 2012
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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