Grandi: Celesti Fiori - Motetti Accademia d'Arcadia, UtFaSol Ensemble, Alessandra Rossi Lürig
- Alessandro Grandi (1590 - 1630):
- 1O quam tu pulchra es03:22
- 4In semita02:49
- 5O bone Jesu03:03
- 6Date nomini ejus05:14
- 7Heu mihi04:48
- 8Salvum fac03:49
- 9Bone Jesu verbum Patris05:31
- 10Domine ne in furore tuo03:56
- 11Surge propera03:45
- 12Factum est silentium03:16
- 13Vidi spetiosam03:07
- 14Veniat dilectus meus04:26
- 15Nisi Dominus06:46
Info for Grandi: Celesti Fiori - Motetti
Alessandro Grandi (born in Venice in 1590), regarded by scholars as “the greatest motet composer of his time”, was a prominent figure of the new Venetian style in the first half of the seventeenth century. An extremely precocious talent, he was considered by his contemporaries equal to Claudio Monteverdi. Yet our knowledge of his life and musical output is scanty, and thus he has remained mostly undiscovered. “Celesti fiori” (celestial flowers), a title taken from his Fifth Book of Motets, is the first complete monograph recording dedicated to this important composer. It consists of a selection of works, almost all recorded here for the first time, chosen from his books of motets, all published between 1610 and 1630. Recorded in the extraordinary acoustics of the Basilica di Santa Barbara in Mantua, where Monteverdi worked during his long stay in the city, this project features the splendid voices of the Accademia d’Arcadia, an ensemble founded in 2018 for the purpose of performing Italian music of the seventeenth century.
Alessandra Rossi Lürig, conductor
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