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Ensemble Arte Musica: Rasi – La Cetra di Sette Corde (24/48 FLAC)

Ensemble Arte Musica: Rasi - La Cetra di Sette Corde (24/48 FLAC)

Ensemble Arte Musica: Rasi – La Cetra di Sette Corde (24/48 FLAC)

Composer: Giovan Battista Ferrini, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Johannes Hieronymous Kapsberger, Ascanio Maione, Giovanni de Macque, Francesco Rasi
Performer: Francesco Cera, Riccardo Pisani, Ensemble Arte Musica, Giovanni Bellini, Silvia De Maria, Chiara Granata
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Arcana
Catalogue: A492
Release: 2021
Size: 739 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Rasi: Il pianto d’Orfeo: Indarno Febo
02. anon.: Aria di Fiorenza
03. Rasi: Filli mia, Filli dolce
04. Rasi: Un guardo, ohimè
05. Rasi: Occhi sempre sereni
06. Macque: Canzona Seconda
07. Rasi: Canzoniere: S’una fede amorosa
08. Rasi: Cor mio, mentre vi miro
09. Rasi: Hor ch’a noi rimena
10. Ferrini: Ballo di Mantova
11. Rasi: Filli, deh mira
12. Rasi: Ahi, fuggitivo ben
13. Kapsberger: Toccata seconda
14. Rasi: Nell’altrui braccia
15. Rasi: Deh, come in un momento
16. Rasi: Scherzi: Schiera d’aspri martiri
17. anon.: Aria di Romanesca
18. Rasi: Ferma Tersilla mia
19. Frescobaldi: Canzona detta “La Tromboncina”
20. Rasi: O rimembranza amara
21. Rasi: Sento l’antica fiamma
22. Rasi: I trionfi: Or so come da sé
23. Maione: Toccata Quarta
24. Rasi: O pura, o chiara stella
25. Rasi: O che felice giorno

The first monographic recording entirely dedicated to Francesco Rasi is released for the 400th anniversary of his death (30 November 1621). The first interpreter of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, an astonishing tenor and poet with a life studded with triumphs, constant travels, debts and murders, this native of Arezzo was fought over by all the courts of Italy and Europe. The pieces, on texts by Petrarch, Guarini, Chiabrera and Rasi himself – including ten world premieres – are taken from the Vaghezze di musica (1608) and the Madrigali (1610).


Tenor soloist Riccardo Pisani explores their extraordinary poetic and musical power, in a kaleidoscope of affects divided into seven “strings of the lyre”. He is accompanied by the Ensemble Arte Musica, directed by harpsichordist Francesco Cera. The two artists have been collaborating for years on rediscovering the Italian vocal repertory of the seventeenth century, as witnessed by the recent success of their set of Frescobaldi recordings, released on Arcana.

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